Periodontology Courses

Periodontology I & II Courses
Periodontology Workshops I-IV
Periodontology Rotation

Course Name: Periodontology Courses I & II
Course Number: 906, 872
Credits:2
Course Director:Dr. Robert Rudy
Predoctoral Year: 2, 3
Semester: Fall (Sept-Dec), Winter (Jan-Apr)
Time & Location: Fri 1-2pm (Fall – Year 2) 2:15-3:15pm (Winter –Year 2) – Merritt / Wed 8-8:45 (Fall/Winter – Year 3)
Text(s):
Clinical Peridontology edited by Dr. Carranza, Clinical Periodontics Handbook
Grading & Evaluation:
Three multiple choice exams of equal weight.
Remediation:
Tutors are available through Student Affairs. A Remediation Course is available if a student fails.

Course Goals and Objectives:

  1. To teach general dentists the importance of preventative dentistry measures in the practice of general dentistry.
  2. To foster early diagnosis of periodontal disease by training general dentists to examine the periodontal tissues with an uncompromising attention to detail.
  3. To train general dentists to understand clinical phenomena in terms of underlying microscopic tissue changes.
  4. To train general dentists to be capable of treating periodontal disease.
  5. To train general dentists to be capable of working intelligently with specialists when the nature of the case suggests referral.
  6. To train general dentists to be confident and proud of their periodontal skills and be aware of the possibilities of periodontal treatment.
  7. To train general dentists in the long-term maintenance of periodontal health once disease is eliminated.

TUSDM Competency Statements supported by Course

#4. Develop a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plan, based on the patient’s chief complaint; dental, personal, family, social and medical (systemic disease) history; medical and dental diagnostic tests; and the results of head, neck, oral cavity and radiographic examinations.

#5. Develop a comprehensive, properly sequenced treatment plan and alternative plans based on all diagnostic data. The plans should include addressing chief complaint, emergency care and referral for systemic disease, prevention, periodontal care, endodontic care, restorative/prosthodontic care, maintenance and recall.

#6. Communicate the treatment plan to the patient, including diagnostic alternatives, patient concerns, risks, prognosis, time requirements, fees and payment plan options and obtain a writing informed consent.

#8. Identify and provide effective local anesthesia for oral treatment.

#11. Communicate and demonstrate to patients the importance of home care procedures and the need for a re-care program. Apply the concepts of quality assurance in evaluating the results of dental treatment at re-care.

#12. Perform risk assessment, determine etiology of dental disease, communicate and demonstrate to patient approaches to modify behaviors contributing to dental disease.

#13. Perform scaling, root planning and surgical access procedures when necessary.

#15. Perform uncomplicated extractions of teeth and root tips and minor pre-prosthetic surgical procedures, including those requiring uncomplicated flap procedures.

Course Name: Periodontology Workshop I
Course Number:1158
Credits:0
Course Director: Dr. Robert Rudy, Dr. Gerald Grasso
Predoctoral Year: 3
Semester: Summer (May-June)
Time & Location: Tu 1-4pm DHS 8
Grading & Evaluation:
Attendance.

Course Goal:
To prepare students in the management of periodontal surgical patients.

Course Objectives:

  • To prepare the surgical equipment for periodontology surgery.
  • To familiarize students with instruments.
  • To learn how to manage scalpel blades and mix periodontal dressings.

Course/Lecture Schedule:
The class is broken up into groups of approximately fifteen students, and each attends one three-hour hands-on session.

TUSDM Competency Statements supported by Course

#1. Understand the concept of professionalism, patient confidentiality (HIPAA- Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, ethical behavior and the principles of jurisprudence.

#2. Understand psychosocial principles, behavior management and how to apply these skills for better patient care.

#3. Acquire and understand information in a scientific and effective manner, to assist in critical thinking and problem solving for patient care.

#4. Develop a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plan, based on the patient’s chief complaint; dental, personal, family, social and medical (systemic disease) history; medical and dental diagnostic tests; and the results of head, neck, oral cavity and radiographic examinations.

#5. Develop a comprehensive, properly sequenced treatment plan and alternative plans based on all diagnostic data. The plans should include addressing chief complaint, emergency care and referral for systemic disease, prevention, periodontal care, endodontic care, restorative/prosthodontic care, maintenance and recall.

#6. Communicate the treatment plan to the patient, including diagnostic alternatives, patient concerns, risks, prognosis, time requirements, fees and payment plan options and obtain a writing informed consent.

#7. Manage oral (pupal, periodontal or traumatic) or medical emergencies including performing CPR and activating local life support systems (EMS) and/or make appropriate referrals to medical and dental specialties.

#8. Identify and provide effective local anesthesia for oral treatment.

#9. Identify and prescribe appropriate pharmacological agents, including noting any potential drug interactions related to dental treatment for pain, anxiety, prevention, infection, inflammation, surgical complications and conditions related to dental treatment.

#10. Understand general anesthesia, nitrous oxide, conscious sedations and the use of non-pharmacological techniques to manage anxiety.

#11. Communicate and demonstrate to patients the importance of home care procedures and the need for a re-care program. Apply the concepts of quality assurance in evaluating the results of dental treatment at re-care.

#12. Perform risk assessment, determine etiology of dental disease, communicate and demonstrate to patient approaches to modify behaviors contributing to dental disease.

#13. Perform scaling, root planning and surgical access procedures when necessary.

#15. Perform uncomplicated extractions of teeth and root tips and minor pre-prosthetic surgical procedures, including those requiring uncomplicated flap procedures.

#16. Manage and treat localized odontogenic infections and common operative and postoperative surgical complications.

#20. Manage simple implant procedures.

Course Name:Periodontology Workshop II
Course Number:1158
Credits: 0
Course Director: Dr. Richard Doff, Dr. Walter Meinzer
Predoctoral Year:3
Semester: Fall (Sept-Dec)
Time & Location: Wednesday 1-4pm/ Room 773
Text(s): None
Course Goal:
Prepare students to perform periodontal surgery by reviewing pertinent anatomy and learning incision designs.

Course Objectives:

  1. Understand why periodontal surgery is performed
  2. Understand hard and soft tissue oral structures and their relevance in periodontal surgery.
  3. Understand pertinent nerves and blood vessels when performing periodontal surgery.
  4. Know the difference between full and split thickness flaps and their incisions.
  5. Know the difference between external and internal bevel incisions and when they are indicated.
  6. Know the difference between intrasulcular and submarginal incisions and their indications.
  7. Know why, where and when to place vertical incisions.
  8. Know the purpose of a distal wedge and how it is done.
  9. Know the different types of healing and which applies to which type of periodontal surgery.

Course/Lecture Schedule:
The third year class is divided into fives sections, including the IS students. Each student attends one three-hour session.

TUSDM Competency Statements supported by Course

#1. Understand the concept of professionalism, patient confidentiality (HIPAA- Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, ethical behavior and the principles of jurisprudence.

#2. Understand psychosocial principles, behavior management and how to apply these skills for better patient care.

#3. Acquire and understand information in a scientific and effective manner, to assist in critical thinking and problem solving for patient care.

#4. Develop a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plan, based on the patient’s chief complaint; dental, personal, family, social and medical (systemic disease) history; medical and dental diagnostic tests; and the results of head, neck, oral cavity and radiographic examinations.

#5. Develop a comprehensive, properly sequenced treatment plan and alternative plans based on all diagnostic data. The plans should include addressing chief complaint, emergency care and referral for systemic disease, prevention, periodontal care, endodontic care, restorative/prosthodontic care, maintenance and recall.

#6. Communicate the treatment plan to the patient, including diagnostic alternatives, patient concerns, risks, prognosis, time requirements, fees and payment plan options and obtain a writing informed consent.

#8. Identify and provide effective local anesthesia for oral treatment.

#15. Perform uncomplicated extractions of teeth and root tips and minor pre-prosthetic surgical procedures, including those requiring uncomplicated flap procedures.

#20. Manage simple implant procedures.

Course Name: Periodontology Workshop III
Course Number:1161
Credits:0
Course Director: Dr. Gerald Grasso, Dr. Natalie Jeong, Dr. Robert Rudy
Predoctoral Year:3
Semester: Fall (Sept-Dec)
Time & Location: Tuesday 9am-12pm/ Room 773

Course Goal and Objective:
The goal/objective of this workshop is to practice suturing techniques.

Course/Lecture Schedule:
The third year class is divided into fives sections, including the IS students. Each student attends one three-hour session.

TUSDM Competency Statements supported by Course are bolded:

#1. Understand the concept of professionalism, patient confidentiality (HIPAA- Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, ethical behavior and the principles of jurisprudence.

#2. Understand psychosocial principles, behavior management and how to apply these skills for better patient care.

#3. Acquire and understand information in a scientific and effective manner, to assist in critical thinking and problem solving for patient care.

#4. Develop a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plan, based on the patient’s chief complaint; dental, personal, family, social and medical (systemic disease) history; medical and dental diagnostic tests; and the results of head, neck, oral cavity and radiographic examinations.

#5. Develop a comprehensive, properly sequenced treatment plan and alternative plans based on all diagnostic data. The plans should include addressing chief complaint, emergency care and referral for systemic disease, prevention, periodontal care, endodontic care, restorative/prosthodontic care, maintenance and recall.

#7. Manage oral (pulpal, periodontal or traumatic) or medical emergencies including performing CPR and activating local life support systems (EMS) and/or make appropriate referrals to medical and dental specialties.

#8. Identify and provide effective local anesthesia for oral treatment.

#10. Understand general anesthesia, nitrous oxide, conscious sedations and the use of non-pharmacological techniques to manage anxiety.

#11. Communicate and demonstrate to patients the importance of home care procedures and the need for a re-care program. Apply the concepts of quality assurance in evaluating the results of dental treatment at re-care.

#12. Perform risk assessment, determine etiology of dental disease, communicate and demonstrate to patient approaches to modify behaviors contributing to dental disease.

#13. Perform scaling, root planning and surgical access procedures when necessary.

#15. Perform uncomplicated extractions of teeth and root tips and minor pre-prosthetic surgical procedures, including those requiring uncomplicated flap procedures.

#16. Manage and treat localized odontogenic infections and common operative and postoperative surgical complications.

#20. Manage simple implant procedures.

Course Name:Periodontology Workshop IV
Course Number:
1163
Credits: 0
Course Director: Dr. Timothy Hempton, Dr. Walter Meinzer, Dr. Terrence Griffin
Predoctoral Year: 3
Semester: Fall/Winter (Dec-Jan)
Time & Location: Wednesday 1-4pm/ DHS-8

Course Goal and Objective:
The goal/objective of this workshop is to practice crown lengthening procedures.

Course/Lecture Schedule:
The third year class is divided into fives sections, including the IS students. Each student attends one three-hour session

TUSDM Competency Statements supported by Course are bolded:

#1. Understand the concept of professionalism, patient confidentiality (HIPAA- Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, ethical behavior and the principles of jurisprudence.

#2. Understand psychosocial principles, behavior management and how to apply these skills for better patient care.

#3. Acquire and understand information in a scientific and effective manner, to assist in critical thinking and problem solving for patient care.

#4. Develop a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plan, based on the patient’s chief complaint; dental, personal, family, social and medical (systemic disease) history; medical and dental diagnostic tests; and the results of head, neck, oral cavity and radiographic examinations.

#5. Develop a comprehensive, properly sequenced treatment plan and alternative plans based on all diagnostic data. The plans should include addressing chief complaint, emergency care and referral for systemic disease, prevention, periodontal care, endodontic care, restorative/prosthodontic care, maintenance and recall.

#7. Manage oral (pupal, periodontal or traumatic) or medical emergencies including performing CPR and activating local life support systems (EMS) and/or make appropriate referrals to medical and dental specialties.

#8. Identify and provide effective local anesthesia for oral treatment.

#10. Understand general anesthesia, nitrous oxide, conscious sedations and the use of non-pharmacological techniques to manage anxiety.

#11. Communicate and demonstrate to patients the importance of home care procedures and the need for a re-care program. Apply the concepts of quality assurance in evaluating the results of dental treatment at re-care.

#12. Perform risk assessment, determine etiology of dental disease, communicate and demonstrate to patient approaches to modify behaviors contributing to dental disease.

#13. Perform scaling, root planning and surgical access procedures when necessary.

#15. Perform uncomplicated extractions of teeth and root tips and minor pre-prosthetic surgical procedures, including those requiring uncomplicated flap procedures.

#16. Manage and treat localized odontogenic infections and common operative and postoperative surgical complications.

#20. Manage simple implant procedures.

Course Name: Periodontology Rotation
Course Number:
1281, 1192, 1154
Credits: 0
Course Director: Dr. Walter Meinzer
Predoctoral Year: 2, 3
Semester: Fall/Winter/Summer
Time & Location: MThF 9-12, TuThF 1-4 (Summer – Year 2), MWF 1-4 TuTh 1-4 (Fall/Winter – Year 3), MTuThF 9-4 (Summer – Year 3)

Text(s):
Books and current periodontal journals used by perio- residents available at the Glickman library.

Grading & Evaluation:
Attendance

Remediation:
Make up attendance

Course Goal:
The goal of the course is to prepare the student for the complex task of performing Periodontal procedures on a clinical level.

Course Objectives:

  1. The student will be paired with a periodontal resident and participates in the care of that resident’s patients as a clinical assistant, in this way the student will be able to:
  2. Communicate effectively with both patients and periodontal specialists.
  3. Discuss the rationale and details of the therapy being provided.
  4. Understand the principles and demonstrate knowledge of the periodontal instruments and materials required to perform Periodontal procedures.
  5. Identify and properly deal with hazardous situations, devices, and situations encountered in periodontal procedures.
  6. Understand the relationship between previous didactic coursework and its clinical application.
  7. Recognize local etiologic factors, oral ecology and microbiology of periodontal diseases.
  8. Instill the importance of preventive dentistry.
  9. Determine plaque free score.
  10. Make assessments of the periodontal tissues by radiographic evaluation.
  11. Understand patterns of bone destruction
  12. Evaluate clinically soft tissues using a periodontal charting.
  13. Appreciate normal and abnormal periodontal anatomy.
  14. Understand the pathogenesis of periodontal disease.
  15. Analyze trauma from occlusion.
  16. Understand the management of implant therapy.
  17. Describe an ethical dilemma he/she confronted in the process of providing patient care in the clinic.
  18. Discuss the issues presented in the light of the ethical decision making models, and provide a solution to the problem which is judged appropriate by faculty and peers.
  19. To recognize different modalities of periodontal disease treatment as Non-surgical and surgical procedures.
  20. Appreciate supportive therapy in the long term maintenance of periodontal health once disease has been eliminated.

Course / Lecture Schedule:
Orientation to Rotation lecture by Dr. Bustos in Year 2.

Lectures and seminars for perio residents are open to predoctoral students during their rotation.

TUSDM Competency Statements supported by Course

#1. Understand the concept of professionalism, patient confidentiality (HIPAA- Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, ethical behavior and the principles of jurisprudence.

#2. Understand psychosocial principles, behavior management and how to apply these skills for better patient care.

#3. Acquire and understand information in a scientific and effective manner, to assist in critical thinking and problem solving for patient care.

#4. Develop a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plan, based on the patient’s chief complaint; dental, personal, family, social and medical (systemic disease) history; medical and dental diagnostic tests; and the results of head, neck, oral cavity and radiographic examinations.

#5. Develop a comprehensive, properly sequenced treatment plan and alternative plans based on all diagnostic data. The plans should include addressing chief complaint, emergency care and referral for systemic disease, prevention, periodontal care, endodontic care, restorative/prosthodontic care, maintenance and recall.

#6. Communicate the treatment plan to the patient, including diagnostic alternatives, patient concerns, risks, prognosis, time requirements, fees and payment plan options and obtain a writing informed consent.

#7. Manage oral (pupal, periodontal or traumatic) or medical emergencies including performing CPR and activating local life support systems (EMS) and/or make appropriate referrals to medical and dental specialties.

#8. Identify and provide effective local anesthesia for oral treatment.

#9. Identify and prescribe appropriate pharmacological agents, including noting any potential drug interactions related to dental treatment for pain, anxiety, prevention, infection, inflammation, surgical complications and conditions related to dental treatment.

#10. Understand general anesthesia, nitrous oxide, conscious sedations and the use of non-pharmacological techniques to manage anxiety.

#11. Communicate and demonstrate to patients the importance of home care procedures and the need for a re-care program. Apply the concepts of quality assurance in evaluating the results of dental treatment at re-care.

#12. Perform risk assessment, determine etiology of dental disease, communicate and demonstrate to patient approaches to modify behaviors contributing to dental disease.

#13. Perform scaling, root planning and surgical access procedures when necessary.

#23. Understand resources available and the role of dental organizations in promoting the oral health of the public.

#24. Communicate with and provide care for a diverse population of patients (including special care) in order to develop a commitment to community service.

#25. Understand the appropriate sources of information for career options, management and marketing of a dental practice.

#26. Understand the requirements for infections control and risk management.