Periodontics 2 (DENT90100)
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Following on from Periodontics 1 this subject focuses on intermediate periodontal procedures, inter-relationships with other specialist branches of dentistry and the periodontal-systemic relationship. Learning is achieved through a series of weekly 3-hour seminars and clinical placements, which occur throughout the teaching period. The student will commence treatment of patients with periodontal disease, both non-surgically and surgically, placement of simple dental implants and begin to treat interdisciplinary cases.
This subject aims to provide the student a comprehensive understanding of advanced periodontal procedures including surgery, guided tissue regeneration, mucogingival therapy, guided bone regeneration, healing following surgery and extraction. The student will enhance their understanding of clinical interrelationships between periodontics and endodontics, prosthodontics, restorative dentistry, orthodontics, paedodontics and gerodontics, and the knowledge of systemic diseases that may present in the periodontal tissues and treating medically compromised patients. Students will be introduced to topical, local and systemic anti-microbial agents used in periodontics and their spectrum of action.
The student will further develop their surgical skills to encompass a variety of procedures building on from Periodontics 1. The student should have achieved an in-depth knowledge of implant dentistry especially surgical placement of implant, bone physiology and healing, implant surfaces and systems.
Intended learning outcomes
By the end of the series of seminars candidates should have detailed knowledge of:
- Advanced periodontics and procedures including: Mobility & Trauma from Occlusion, Wound Healing, Full-Mouth Disinfection, Periodontal Surgery, Management of Furcations, Mucogingival Surgery – Techniques & Literature, Periodontal Regeneration covering Guided Tissue Regeneration, Bone Grafts and Growth Factors and Biologic Mediators, Lasers in Periodontics, Healing after Extractions and Ridge Preservation, Periodontics & Pharmacology 1 covering Systemic & Local Antibiotics, Host Modulation & Probiotics and Drug Induced Gingival Overgrowth, Effect of Systemic Health on the Periodontium, Effect of the Periodontium on Systemic Health, Periodontic Interactions with Restorative Dentistry, Endodontics, Paedodontics & Orthodontics, Acute Gingival and Periodontal Conditions, Surgical Crown Lengthening and oral medicine in relation to periodontics
- Student will: Acquire the skills to undertake non-surgical and surgical management of patients with severe periodontitis as well as implant placement in simple cases and surgical procedures in referred patients as part of indiscplinary management.
- Identify links between periodontal diseases and systemic diseases
Last updated: 24 January 2023