Undergraduate dental students in Phantom Head room in Portland Square.

This module covers key concepts underpinning the delivery of Periodontal care, enabling learners to develop a systematic understanding and knowledge of the subject including relevant basic sciences, diagnosis, treatment planning, non-surgical treatment. It enables learners to reflect upon their current practice and become critically aware of current problems and areas with new developments. It also allows learners to develop a comprehensive understanding of fundamental skills in subject areas essential to continuing professional development and evidence-based care, such as critical appraisal and Master’s level writing.

Teaching is delivered through seminars and by demonstrations and practical training in the Simulated Dental Learning Environment (SDLE).

You will cover:

  • Masters level writing.
  • IT support and use of referencing software.
  • Clinical photography.
  • Critical appraisal skills.
  • Anatomy of the periodontium and associated structures.
  • Epidemiology and classification of periodontal disease.
  • Host parasite interactions and periodontal pathology.
  • Diagnosis and treatment planning in patients with periodontitis.
  • Occlusal trauma.
  • Initial/Non-surgical periodontal therapy; theory and hands-on.