DENT 371: PERIODONTOLOGY (1 credit hour: 1 theory) Course Syllabus Jordan University of Science and Technology Faculty of Dentistry

Department of Preventive Dentistry Summer Semester, Year 2012-2013
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Course Information Periodontology I Dent 371 None None Available Dr. Hisham Al-Shorman Dental Teaching Center

Course Description This one credit hour pre-clinical undergraduate course is designed to introduce the students to basic information in periodontology with emphasis on the anatomy and physiology of the periodontium and the definition, classification, etiology and prevention of periodontal diseases. Text Book Clinical Periodontology Michael G Newman, Henri H. Takei, Fermin A. Carranza; Saunders WB. Saunders 2006 10th edition

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Assessment Policy
Assessment Type Midterm Exam Final Exam Assignments Attendance Participation

Written Exams 40% 60%

Course Objectives 1- To develop an understanding of the scope and the range of periodontology. 2- To learn the different components of the periodontium. 3- To develop an understanding of the meaning and classification of periodontal diseases and conditions. 4- To develop an understanding of the primary etiologic factors of periodontal diseases. 5- To learn the methods of prevention of periodontal diseases. 6- To learn the basic principles in the management of periodontal diseases.


Teaching & Learning Methods  2-hours weekly lecture for 6weeks.  Tests and exams  Textbook reading assignments Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: Related Objective(s) 1 Describe the anatomy, histology and physiology of a normal periodontium 2 Describe the scope and range of periodontology 3 Explain the meaning and classification of periodontal diseases Enumerate the primary etiologic factors of periodontal diseases and describe their 4 significance Mention the methods of prevention of periodontal diseases and an describe their 5 management Useful Resources


Course Content Week 1 2 3 4             Topics Introduction to the course Introduction to Periodontology Anatomy and physiology of the periodontium (Gingiva) Anatomy and physiology of the periodontium (Periodontal ligament) Anatomy and physiology of the periodontium (Cementum) Anatomy and physiology of the periodontium (Alveolar bone) Midterm Exam To Be Announced Periodontal diseases and conditions and their classification. Clinical features and diagnosis of periodontal diseases. Etiology of periodontal diseases (Local factors) Etiology of periodontal diseases (Systemic factors) Plaque control and prevention of periodontal diseases Overview of the management of periodontal diseases and conditions Date Chapter in Textbook & Handouts

25/6/2013 2/7/2013 9/7/2013 23/7/2013 16/7/2013 7,35 30/7/2013 6/8/2013 10,17 50, 41 4,5,6 5,6

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Additional Notes  Gross violations of the formal codes are governed by University laws, which delineate the procedures to determine whether a violation of the code of ethics occurred and, if so, what remedies should be imposed.  We encourage students to abide with the more sensitive approach to this by allowing the Professionalism practice of a high Morality (or proper behavior), which defines right and wrong by the society, philosophy, religion, and individual conscience.  Students and their instructors often make ethical choices reflexively/ But ethically sensitive situations, where time, emotions and marks are pressured, it becomes all too easy to be blind-sided by temptation/ The best antidote to ethical lapses is to commit in advance to a

set of ethical principles - your personal ethical code that follows or grows to it.  Any difficulty or concern during the course should be passed directly to the course coordinator. Make-up Exams Drop Date Cheating Attendance It is applicable when an acceptable and valid excuse is presented at the applicable time N/A It is unethical and illegal by any means. JUST regulations will be applicable It is mandatory for all lectures  To receive course credit, a student should attend a minimum of 90% of the contact hours of the class.  Students who are absent for the lecture must contact the course coordinator prior to the class.  If absent from lectures, then the course coordinator will refer to related guidelines set by the university.  Any student who is absent on a test day, will have to demonstrate an acceptable medical or social statement explaining the illness or personal crisis as instructed by their faculty.  Individual instructors may accommodate by arrangements for a make-up test only when a written request is sent to and approved by the Dean.  Any student who feels that s/he may need accommodation for any type of disability is encouraged to contact the course coordinator who will be happy to help in any way.  Accommodations to the course plan can be tailored to the needs of specific individuals after consultations with the dean. All students are highly encouraged to participate in the classes.  The course coordinator is always available to talk with the student when problems arise.  If you have any problems that require the attention of an instructor, do not wait until the problem is insurmountable.  If a student must talk with the course coordinator after office hours, an appointment can be made for that time.  Do not allow tension to build-up to unsolvable proportions.  Information contained in this course outline is correct at the time of publication.  Content of the courses is revised on an ongoing basis to ensure relevance to changing educational, employment needs.  The course coordinator reserves the right to add or delete material from courses and will endeavor to provide notice of changes to students as soon as possible.  The timetable may also be revised accommodating to holidays and unexpected off days.


Students with Special needs Participation Individual conferencing and consultations

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