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Unit Overview


This is the second-year theory unit in Periodontics in the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry course. The unit is taken over two semesters and and part 2 DENT 6840 must be completed to fulfil the requirements of the academic year . The unit allows the more advanced application of periodontology to the clinical treatment and management of periodontal conditions and the interrelation with other clinical disciplines. The unit studies the processes of examination, diagnosis, planning and treatment of patients in respect to periodontal disease. The linkage of periodontics with all other dental disciplines is established especially in the field of treatment planning.

Teaching Methods: Prescribed readings, seminars, tutorials, discussions, and student


Assessment: The assessment in these two semester theory units consists of a combination of

formative and summative methods.

Formative methods are: active participation in seminars and presentations from other registrars and

staff and presentations of assignments (periodontal/implant topics; case presentations and

journal clubs). The assignments (written essay; presentation; journal club and case presentation) should demonstrate original, individual input from the student with critical thinking.

Additional formative methods to monitor the progression of the students during the semester are:

DOPS (Direct observation of procedural skills) , CbD (case based discussion) and Mini-CEX (Mini Clinical Evaluation Exercise) forms. Although these are mainly used in a clinical setting

they can contribute to assess the Registrar and give immediate feedback on both clinical and theoretical aspects

Summative methods:

At the end of the year an exam with two to three internal examiners will be carried out as


A three hour written exam (40%)

One hour oral exam (40%)

critical appraisal of a scientific article (20%)

Professional Behaviour Requirements - Please refer to the Dental School Handbook regarding requirements and consequences of non-compliance, which can delay course progression and/or graduation, depending on circumstances.

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodOral Health Care Centre of WA (OHCWA)Face to face

Students are able to (1) demonstrate knowledge of examination, diagnosis, planning and treatment of patients with periodontal disease; (2) demonstrate knowledge of the structure and function of periodontal tissue; (3) demonstrate knowledge of the initiation, progression and outcomes of periodontal disease; (4) display the periodontic management of patients related to initial periodontal therapy and surgical management of compromised cases; (5) comprehensive proficiency of the principles of wound healing as well as soft and hard tissue regeneration and repair; (6) comprehensive competence of the process of osseointegration as well as the biology of the peri-implant tissues; (7) comprehensive knowledge of imaging techniques and their interpretation as they related to the diagnosis of periodontal diseases and for implant therapy; (8) comprehensive knowledge of the historical background to the development of oral implants; (9) comprehensive knowledge of supportive periodontal therapy; (10) competence in the indications and contraindications when considering placement of different implant materials and their advantages and disadvantages, as well as alternatives; (11) familiarity in all aspects of implant site development, placement and maintenance; (12) comprehensive knowledge and competence of the various (cellular) mechanisms leading to bone loss around oral implants; and (13) comprehensive knowledge of the (cellular) immunological mechanisms involved in the inflammatory response in the peri-implant soft tissues.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) written exam; (2) oral exam; and (3) critical appraisal of a scientific article. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Leticia Miranda
Unit rules
DENT6837 Periodontics Theory I Part 1 (ID 2969)
and DENT6838 Periodontics Theory I Part 2 (ID 2970)
Contact hours
seminars: 3 hours per week for 4-5 weeks


• Lindhe J, Lang N. Clinical Periodontology and Implant Dentistry.6th edn. Blackwell

Munksgaard 2014.

• Sato N. Periodontal Surgery: A Clinical Atlas. Quintessence Publishing..

• Newman M, Takei H, Carranza F. Carranza’s Clinical Periodontology. 10th edn. Elsevier


• Nield-Gehrig J. Fundamentals of Periodontal Instrumentation and Advanced Root

Instrumentation. 7th edn Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 2012.

• International Team for Implantology ITI Treatment Guides. Volume I to VII. Quintessence


• Merli M: Implant Therapy: Integrated Treatment Planning, Volume I Quintessence

Publishing 2015. 1st Edn.

• Zucchelli G. Mucogingival esthetic surgery. Quintessence Publishing 2013. 2nd Edn

• Renvert S and Giovannoli JL : Peri-implantitis. Quintessence Publishing. 2014 1st Edn

• Misch C. Dental Implant Prosthetics. Elsevier Mosby Editions. 2005

• Laskaris G, Scully C. Periodontal Manifestations of local and systemic diseases. Springer

Editions. 2003

• N. Karimbux. Clinical cases in Periodontics. Wiley Blackwell. 2012. 1st Edn


• Journal of Clinical Periodontology - Wiley Blackwell Publishing

• Journal of Periodontology - American Academy of Periodontology

• Clinical Advances in Periodontology - American Academy of Periodontology

• Journal of Periodontal Research - Wiley Blackwell Publishing

• Periodontology 2000 - Wiley Blackwell Publishing

• Implant Dentistry Wolters Kluver Editors

• Clinical Oral Implants Research- Wiley Blackwell Publishing

• The International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry - Quintessence


Other additional implant and periodontics related journals.

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