Nov 26, 2022
DH 271 - Periodontology 22 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
- Describe and discuss the effects of restorative dentistry to the periodontium.
- Describe and identify periodontal emergencies, assessment procedures, and treatment.
- Define the role of the dental hygienist in detection of occlusal abnormalities and jaw dysfunction.
- Discuss and explain temporomandibular joint disorders and treatment for these conditions.
- Discuss the systemic risk factors that affect and amplify periodontal conditions and treatment modifications, including interprofessional collaboration.
- Describe the effect of cardiovascular disease, endocrine disturbances, infectious diseases, dermatologic diseases, oral cancer blood dyscrasias, and tobacco use on periodontal disease.
- Explain and describe periodontal surgeries for periodontal defects.
- Understand peri-implant health and diseases and the clinical guidelines for maintenance of patients with dental implants.
- Describe and select appropriate assessment and supportive periodontal procedures for implant patients.
- Discuss the rationale, goals and procedures for gingival curettage.
- Discuss the rationale, goals and procedures for Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy and describe other procedures performed with a diode laser for other oral conditions.
- Recognize the common forms of periodontal diseases that affect the pediatric patient.
- 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.
- Evaluate and select periodontal research that supports periodontal procedures performed by dental hygienists.
- Define Evidence-Based dental literature and understand foundational elements of evidence-based practice.
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