Catalog 2017-2018 
    Dec 14, 2018  
Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

DHYG 346 Periodontology II

2 credits
This course builds on DHYG 246 Periodontology I . 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 331 , DHYG 332 , DHYG 333 , DHYG 335 , DHYG 336 , and DHYG 338  

Corequisites: DHYG 341 , DHYG 342 , DHYG 343 , DHYG 345 , and DHYG 349  

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 and adaptive immunity
  • Describe the periodontium and classify periodontitis
  • Describe normal flora of the mouth versus dental plaque versus 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

Total Hours: 20 Lecture Hours: 20