Periodontology 3A (DENT5415)


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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5 x 1.5 hr seminars


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?


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(DENT5410 and DENT5411 and DENT5412) or DENT6329


DENT5413 and DENT5414

Study this unit outside a degree

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.