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Periodontology 1B - DENT5406

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

Written examination, Essay

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


(DENT5401 and DENT5402 and DENT5403) or DENT6326


DENT5404 and DENT5405


Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 2

05 Aug 2019

Department/School: Discipline of Periodontics
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2019
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
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Unit of Study coordinator: A/Prof. Axel Spahr
HECS Band: 3
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