King Saud University
College of Dentistry
Department of Preventive Dental Sciences
Division of Periodontics
Clinical Periodontics I
3rd Year Student
Textbook: Carranza Clinical Periodontology, Carranza, Newman, Glickman
10th Ed (2006), W.B. Saunders Company
Course Directors: Dr. Hamad Al-Zoman [DUC]
Academic Year 2007 – 2008G [1428-1429H]
This course consists of a didactic, pre-clinical and clinical components. It will cover the following:
1. The Periodontium in health.
2. The etiology, the pathogenesis, and the diagnosis of periodontal disease(s).
3. Principles and techniques of disease prevention therapy.
4. Instrumentation, knowledge and practice of periodontal instruments.
5. Examination, diagnosis, treatment planning and treatment of patients with early periodontal diseases.
CREDIT HOURS: 4 credit hours
SYNOPSIS OF GOALS:
At the end of this course the student should be able to present:
1. A record including a history, examination of the oral tissues and develop diagnosis, discuss prognosis and make treatment plan followed by discussion with clinical supervisors.
2. Motivate and instruct a patient in oral prophylaxis.
3. Distinguish between healthy and diseased periodontium.
4. Identify plaque and calculus (supra- and sub-gingival) & know how to remove it.
5. Use and care of instruments with rationale.
Example of Exam Questions:
MEASUREMENT AND EVALUATION:
I. Clinical Evaluation
1. Oral/ Clinical Examination 10%
2. Routine Clinical Evaluation 40%
3. Behavior / professionalism 10%
II. Written Examination
1. Continuous Assessment 05%
2. Mid-year examination 10%
3. Final examination 25%