Periodontology 370

Module code PDL 370
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Health Sciences
Module content

(i)    The modules in the subject are offered in the third, fourth and fifth years of
ii)     The depth and weighting of the knowledge base and the clinical application
         and interpretation of the modules will be dependent on the year of study.
(iii)   The goal is to educate and train general dental practitioners who will be able
         to apply their expertise and knowledge in the prevention and treatment of
         periodontal diseases in both the public and private sectors within the scope
         of the dental practitioner. In order to achieve this, the student must know the
         embryology, normal anatomy, histology and functions of the periodontium.
         The student must understand the aetiology, pathogenesis, the risk and other
         factors associated with the various forms of periodontal diseases, and their
         classification. The student must be able to perform a comprehensive clinical
         examination and use the information so gained to arrive at a diagnosis and
         treatment plan. The student must become proficient in applying preventive
         control methods, to supply oral hygiene methods and applicable instructions
         to the patient; motivating the patient; scaling and root planning; be able to
         correctly evaluate the tissue response to these procedures; be able to
         differentiate clinically between the various forms of periodontal disease and
         be able to perform clinical procedures associated with the treatment of early
         and moderate stages of periodontal diseases. The student must understand
         the treatment possibilities associated with established and advanced
         periodontal diseases, including regenerative procedures and implant
         treatment, and when and to whom, such patients should be referred for
         specialist diagnosis and treatment, should this be necessary.

Module credits 8.00
Prerequisites BOK 280,(BOK 281 or (BOK 285,287)),BOK 283,GNK 286,GNK 288,GPS 280,IKT 200,SMO 211,SMO 281
Contact time 2 lectures per week
Language of tuition Both Afr and Eng
Academic organisation Periodontics and Oral Medicine
Period of presentation Year

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