15 Credits AUTUMN

Pre-requisites: BDS or equivalent non-UK dental professional qualification from an approved institution and at least two years experience in general dentistry


Aims/Description: This module develops knowledge and an in-depth understanding of the theoretical background and scientific basis of Periodontology and integration of periodontal treatment in total patient care. The aetiology, classification and diagnosis of periodontal diseases and the multifactorial nature of disease susceptibility will be considered regarding the role of major risk factors. The epidemiology of periodontitis and the interaction between systemic diseases will be considered. Clinical skills training will include management of simple/moderate periodontal disease by non-surgical and surgical means. Students, working singly and in groups, will seek knowledge through a range of learning modalities: Lectures, critical appraisals and skills practice.

Restrictions on availability: No

Staff Contact: Professor Gareth Griffiths
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Course work, Presentation

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK