PERI 321   Preventive Periodontology

Cr: 2  (1 Lec., 2 Pract.)   Prerequisite MICR 224

The course introduces the students to the scientific basis of periodontics with emphasis  on  “Preventive Periodontology” . The basic micro and macro anatomy of the periodontium  as well as the  etiology , clinical features and classification of periodontal diseases are covered. The course will develop the students’ skills to provide patients with comprehensive education  regarding oral hygiene measures. It will  reinforce the importance of periodontal oral health in relation to the general health of the patient. In addition students will gain clinical experience by accomplishing phase 1 periodontal therapy through detection and removal of dental plaque, calculus, and stains.