Periodontology 2A (DENT5409)


This course covers surgical periodontal therapy, the clinical management of multi-rooted teeth and endodontic-periodontal considerations in diagnosis, treatment planning and treatment. Wound healing, basic surgical principles, pre-operative evaluation, surgical techniques, soft and hard tissue management, suturing and post operative care are covered. The course also covers the role of host risk factors in susceptibility to periodontal disease and in treatment selection and outcomes. Regular journal clubs are held to critically evaluate current literature.

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16 x 1.5 hr seminars, 2 x 3 hr simulation lab sessions


End of year examination (100%)


Lindhe, Karring & Lang (2008) Clinical Periodontology and Implant Dentistry (5th ed.). Recommended scientific papers for each seminar.

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


(DENT5404 and DENT5405 and DENT5406) or DENT6327


DENT5407 and DENT5408

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Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.