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DENH 1050 - Periodontology

Credits: 2
Hours/Week: Lecture 2 Lab None
Course Description: This course is the study of periodontology and the role of the dental hygienist as a prevention specialist and periodontal co-therapist.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): DENH 1024 , DENH 1030 , DENH 1040 , and DENH 1045  
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Anatomy of the periodontium (microscopic and clinical)
  2. The hygienist’s role in periodontal assessment, diagnosis, care planning, and therapy
  3. Utilizing radiographs to assess the periodontal condition
  4. Legal aspects of periodontal co-therapy with the dental hygienist and other health care providers
  5. The hygienist¿s role in patient education for the periodontal patient
  6. Healthy versus diseased periodontium (microscopic and clinical anatomy)
  7. Etiology of periodontal diseases
  8. Risk factors in periodontal disease
  9. Elements of a comprehensive clinical periodontal assessment
  10. Risk assessment and analysis for periodontal disease genesis
  11. Periodontal disease classifications

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. describe the clinical and microscopic features of periodontal anatomy in health and disease.
  2. explain periodontal disease etiology and progression.
  3. identify classifications of periodontal disease.
  4. evaluate systemic, local, and lifestyle risk factors in periodontal disease genesis and progression.
  5. use radiographs to assess the periodontal condition.
  6. identify the hygienist¿s role in the comprehensive clinical assessment of the periodontium.
  7. discuss the hygienist’s role in patient education related to periodontal disease.

Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)

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