Periodontology 3A (DENT5415)

UNIT OF STUDY

This course examines the aetiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, management and clinical significance of muco-gingival defects. The role of attached gingiva in the health of the periodontium is discussed. Various surgical modalities for the management of gingival recession, frenal attachments and shallow vestibules are studied and their role evaluated in clinical scenarios. Regular journal clubs are held to critically evaluate current literature.

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Classes

5 x 1.5 hr seminars

Assessment

End of year examination (100%)

Textbooks

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

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

(DENT5410 and DENT5411 and DENT5412) or DENT6329

Corequisites

DENT5413 and DENT5414

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