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Course Code: 
DENT 382
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Course Objectives: 
The aim of this course is to instruct students about the anatomy and physiology of periodontal tissues, the etiology of periodontal diseases and the role of local and systemic factors in the etiology of such diseases. Furthermore, the students will be expected to have the capability to diagnose different forms of periodontal diseases and learn oral hygiene and scaling & root planing techniques (both with hand and ultrasonic instruments), and indications, contraindications, advantages and disadvantages related to these techniques. By the end of the course the student will be expected to combine all the aforementioned knowledge in order to obtain and maintain the patient's periodontal health.
Course Content: 

To help our students acquire knowledge and skills with both theoretical and practical studies.

Course Methodology: 
1: Lecture, 2: Question-Answer, 3: Discussion, 4: Case Study 5: Practice
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A: Testing, B: Preclinical Lab Study C: Homework-Case study D: Clinical performance form E: OSCHE

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Course Learning Outcomes


Learning Outcomes  Program Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods  Assessment Methods 
By the end of the course, the student will be able to      
Describe the biology and pathology of the periodontium  PLO 9 1,2,3,5 A,B,C,D
Describe how microbial dental plaque forms and affects the periodontium PLO 9 1,2,3,5 A,B,C,D
Identify the oral hygine aids available to all patients and demonstrate tooth-brushing techniques PLO 4,7,13 1,2,3,5 A,B,C,D
Identify and describe periodontal instruments and their usage PLO 11 1,2,3,5 A,B,C,D
List local iatrogenic factors  PLO 1,2 1,2,3,5 A,B,C,D
Discuss the classification of periodontal diseases PLO 7,8 1,2,3,5 A,B,C,D
Be able to explain the role of systemic diseases and deficiencies in the etiology of periodontal diseases PLO 6,7,8 1,2,3,5 A,B,C,D
Be able to describe, discuss, and illustrate current knowledge of the etiology and pathogenesis of periodontal diseases. PLO 2,3,6,8 1,2,3,5 A,B,C,D
Be able to ınterpret the collected data and subsequently to diagnose different forms of gingival and periodontal diseases.  PLO 6,7,8,10 1,2,3,5 A,B,C,D
Be able to perform non-surgical periodontal therapy PLO 2,7,8,11 1,2,3,5 A,B,C,D

Course Flow


COURSE CONTENT (5.semester)
Week Theorical Topics Study Materials
1 Introduction to clinical sciences Recommended resources
2 History of periodontology Recommended resources
3 Gingiva  Recommended resources
4 Tooth supporting structure (Alveolar bone) Recommended resources
5 Tooth supporting structure (Cementum) Recommended resources
6 Tooth supporting structure (Periodontal membrane) Recommended resources
7 Etiology of plaque associated diseases (the role of local factors) Recommended resources
8 Etiology of plaque associated diseases (the role of systemic factors) Recommended resources
9 Classification of periodontal diseases Recommended resources
10 Classification of periodontal diseases Recommended resources
11 Microbial dental plaque  Recommended resources
12-13 Periodontal microbiology Recommended resources
14 Calculus Recommended resources



COURSE CONTENT (6.semester)
Week Teorical Topics Study Materials
1 Saliva  Recommended resources
2-6 Influence of systemic diseases on the periodontium Recommended resources
7-9 Gingival inflammation (a clinical features of gingival diseases (acute,) Recommended resources
10-11 Gingival inflammation (a clinical features of gingival diseases (chronic) Recommended resources
12 Gingival inflammation (a clinical features of gingival diseases (acute, chronic, desqumative) Recommended resources
13 Periodontitis (pathways of the inflammation, pathology of periodontal pockets and activity) Recommended resources
14 Periodontitis (pathways of the inflammation, pathology of periodontal pockets and activity) Recommended resources





COURSE CONTENT (. Semester )
Week Practical Topics    Study Materials
1-2 Methods related to the assesment of microbial dental plaque Recommended resources
3 Plaque control  Recommended resources
4 Periodontal charting Recommended resources
5 Clinical diagnosis Recommended resources
6 Introduction of periodontal instruments Recommended resources
7-10 Periodontal instrumentation in different areas of the mouth Recommended resources
11-12 Periodontal examination and charting in clinic Recommended resources
13-14 Non-surgical periodontal therapy in clinic Recommended resources

Recommended Sources


  1. Lecture hand-outs 
  2.  Periodontology Clinical Manual 
  3. Herbert F. Wolf, Edith M&Klaus H Rateitschak, Thomas M. Hassell. Color Atlas of Dental Medicine . Periodontology.Thieme Publishing 3 rd  edition. 
  4. Michael G. Newman, Henry Takei, Perry R. Klokkevold, Fermin A. Carranza. Carranza's Clinical Periodontology 11th Edition,Elsevier Saunders
  5. Jan Lindhe, Thorkild Karring, Niklaus P. Lang , Clinical  Periodontology and Implant Dentistry, 5th  Edition, Blackwell Munksgaard
Additional Resources  

Material Sharing


Documents Contemporary literature
Assignments Manual practices as homework
Exams 3 Theoretical and practical exams



Mid-terms 2 50%
Final 1 50%
Total   100%


COURSE CATEGORY Expertise/Field Courses

Course’s Contribution to Program


No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5  
1 Adopting a lifelong learning concept, making necessary planning  and practice for continuous professional development.         x  
2 Planning and managing teamwork in the practice, taking into consideration patient safety and clinical risk management         x  
3 Applying ethical principles in all patients and using ethical decision making principles in solving ethical issues.         x  
4 Maintenance of an effective communication with the dental staff and patients.         x  
5 Taking care of the privacy of patient information and keeping and maintaining patient records thoroughly x          
6 Using the necessary anamnesis, examination and auxiliary diagnostic methods for the diagnosis of oral and dental diseases and interpreting the relationship between the general health status of the patient and planning of dental treatments.         x  
7 Making a comprehensive treatment planning that includes all preventive measures by taking the protection and maintenance of health as a priority in all dental practices.         x  
8 Planning alternative treatment options and make a  collaborative decision with the patient  about final treatment planning by informing about the advantages and disadvantages of the plans.         x  
9 Integrating basic medical sciences in clinical sciences and using this information in all procedures of the patient.         x  
10 Making a treatment planning by taking oral health risks  of the patient into consideration and referring to a specialist in cases beyond one’s area of expertise x          
11 Performing first step health services of the patient with maximum psychomotor skills and using the principles of evidence based dentistry.                              x  
12 Establishing communication with pediatric patients considering the stages of mental development and provision of behavioral management. x          
13 Planning, execution and evaluation of community based programs focused on special groups.         x  
14 Making necessary suggestions in reorganization and areas of national health policies. x          
15 Following international literature, evaluating publications critically and integration of research results and evidence based dentistry during practice. x          



Activities Quantity Duration
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 28x Total course hours) 28 2 56
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14 3 42
Homework     0
Final examination 1 1 1
Total Work Load     113
Total Work Load / 25 (h)     4,5
ECTS Credit of the Course     5