2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
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2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

DEHY 242 - Periodontics

2 CR
This course examines the etiology, systemic contributing factors, and pathogenesis of periodontal diseases. Particular attention is given to differential diagnosis, treatment planning, and the roles of the dental hygienist in treating periodontal diseases. Students continue with their understanding of non-surgical periodontal therapies and the use of specific chemotherapeutic and anti-microbial agents. Students also study osseous defects, dental implants, and periodontal maintenance therapies. Successful completion of this course is mandatory for continuing in the program.

Additional Information: Formal admission to the Dental Hygiene Program required.
Requisites: Take DEHY 121  and DEHY 143  with at least a grade of C.
Course Learning Outcomes:
  1. Assess the tissues of the periodontium in health.
  2. Explain the relationship between the etiology of periodontal diseases and behavioral and systemic patient factors.
  3. Analyze clinical and radiographic findings to attain an accurate dental hygiene diagnosis.
  4. Classify periodontal conditions and procedures according to AAP guidelines.
  5. Create comprehensive treatment plans that address the periodontal needs of patients.
  6. Evaluate the roles of the dental hygienist in evaluating and treating periodontal disease.
  7. Develop an appreciation of the historical development of periodontology.
  8. Appreciate the clinical and historical manifestations of the various forms of inflammatory periodontal disease.
  9. Gain an appreciation of the various forms of and indications for periodontal surgery.
  10. Learn how dental implants can be used to replace missing teeth.
  11. Compare and contrast laser periodontal therapy to traditional therapy.
  12. Analyze the host interactions with the bacteria of periodontal disease.