This course examines the microbiology and pathogenesis of periodontal disease. Particular emphasis is given to studying the biofilm structure of dental plaque and the presence of specific, periodontopathic micro-organisms within the supragingival and subgingival oral environments. The concepts of the host response and disease susceptibility are covered and the role of risk factors studied. This course also studies the roles of plaque control and supportive periodontal therapy in the clinical management of periodontal disease. Regular journal clubs are held to critically evaluate current literature.
18x1.5 hr seminars
End of year examination (100%)
Lindhe, Karring and Lang (2008) Clinical Periodontology and Implant Dentistry (5th ed.). Recommended scientific papers for each seminar.
(DENT5401 and DENT5402 and DENT5403) or DENT6326Co-requisites
DENT5404 and DENT5405