DH 270 - Periodontology 1
The study of the normal periodontium, periodontal pathology, etiology and principles of periodontal disease, examination procedures, principles of periodontal therapy, non surgical periodontal therapy and prevention modalities. American Academy of Periodontology classifications of periodontal disease, maintenance considerations and referral for specialized periodontal care are presented.
Prerequisite: Admission to Dental Hygiene program
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Describe the anatomy, histology, and clinical characteristics of the tissues of the periodontium.
2. Describe, identify, and classify bacteria (microbiology) associated with the periodontal diseases and their characteristics that contribute to their virulence.
3. Identify factors and effects of the following on the formation of periodontal disease: calculus, restorations, malocclusion, appliances, missing teeth, mouth breathing, use of tobacco, occlusion and TMJ disorders.
4. Identify the pathogenesis of the gingival diseases and periodontal diseases and their application to the classification of periodontal disease (AAP).
5. Compare and contrast the following classes of periodontal diseases and conditions as to demographics, clinical characteristics, and microflora: Gingival disease, Chronic localized and generalized periodontal disease, Aggressive localized and generalized periodontitis, Periodontitis as a manifestation of systemic disease, Abscesses of the periodontium, Necrotizing periodontal disease, Periodontitis associated with endodontic lesions, Development of acquired deformities and conditions.
6. Analyze clinical assessment information to: Describe methods to quantify plaque accumulation, periodontal status, furcation involvement, tooth mobility, root caries, and tooth wear; Identify radiographic changes seen in periodontal disease; Identify abnormal periodontium and dentition.
7. Describe, identify, and evaluate the components of non-surgical periodontal therapy, techniques, short and long term goals, process of healing after debridement procedures, and the limitations of calculus removal and clinical proficiency required by the dental hygienist.
8. Describe the steps in motivation of the compliant and non-compliant periodontal patient.
9. Describe the goals, considerations, and phases of treatment planning for dental hygiene therapy.
10. Describe the informed consent and consultation appointment for the periodontal patient.
11. Identify treatment evaluation and referral methods employed with the periodontal patient.
12. Identify and describe periodontal maintenance and referral procedures.
13. Describe antibiotic and antimicrobial protocols in the treatment of periodontal disease.
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