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2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog 
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DH 271 - Periodontology 2

2 Credit(s)

Treatment of the moderate to advanced periodontal patient, treatment decisions implementing guidelines based on current American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) Disease Classification of Periodontal and Peri -Implant Diseases; and interprofessional collaboration. Studies systemic risk factors, restorative considerations, occlusion and TMJ disorders, periodontal surgeries, gingival curettage, Laser-assisted Periodontal Therapy, peri-implant disease and maintenance, periodontal emergencies, and periodontal disease in the pediataric population. Review of evidenced ­based medicine and periodontal research, newer treatment diagnostics and modalities.

Prerequisite: Admission to Dental Hygiene program
Learning Outcomes
  1. Describe and discuss the effects of restorative dentistry to the periodontium.
  2. Describe and identify periodontal emergencies, assessment procedures, and treatment.
  3. Define the role of the dental hygienist in detection of occlusal abnormalities and jaw dysfunction.
  4. Discuss and explain temporomandibular joint disorders and treatment for these conditions.
  5. Discuss the systemic risk factors that affect and amplify periodontal conditions and treatment modifications, including interprofessional collaboration.
  6. Describe the effect of cardiovascular disease, endocrine disturbances, infectious diseases, dermatologic diseases, oral cancer blood dyscrasias, and tobacco use on periodontal disease.
  7. Explain and describe periodontal surgeries for periodontal defects.
  8. Understand peri-implant health and diseases and the clinical guidelines for maintenance of patients with dental implants.
  9. Describe and select appropriate assessment and supportive periodontal procedures for implant patients.
  10. Discuss the rationale, goals and procedures for gingival curettage.
  11. Discuss the rationale, goals and procedures for Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy and describe other procedures performed with a diode laser for other oral conditions.
  12. Recognize the common forms of periodontal diseases that affect the pediatric patient.
  13. Describe newer treatment modalities in the periodontal field: Perioscopy, computerized risk assessments, automated probing systems, oral mucosa! examining devices for detecting oral cancer, and oral DNA testing.
  14. Evaluate and select periodontal research that supports periodontal procedures performed by dental hygienists.
  15. Define Evidence-Based dental literature and understand foundational elements of evidence-based practice.

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