Catalog 2016-2017 
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Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

DHYG 218 Periodontology II

2 credits
This course builds on DHYG 118 . The focus along the health/disease continuum shifts toward basic concepts of disease at the cellular level. The study of periodontics is broadened to include common periodontal pathologies and their microbiological basis.

Prerequisites: DHYG 132 , DHYG 133 , DHYG 134 , DHYG 135 , DHYG 136 , DHYG 138 .

Corequisites: DHYG 142 , DHYG 143 , DHYG 145 .

Quarters Offered: Summer

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Explain basic concepts and principles of periodontal pathology and list the major bacteria associated with periodontitis
  • Explain the major components of the immune system and the differences between Innate immunity vs. Adaptive immunity
  • Describe the periodontium and classify periodontitis
  • Describe normal flora of the mouth vs. dental plaque vs. bacteria associated with disease
  • Describe the different antimicrobial/antibiotic agents used to treat periodontitis
  • Explain substantivity as it relates to antimicrobial agents
  • Explain the differences between first generation agents and second generation agents
  • Explain the need for periodontal maintenance therapy