Syllabus - Periodontics (Notes)



Chapter 1 - Anatomy of periodontal tissues

  1. Age changes in the periodontium
  2. Alveolar bone
  3. Alveolar bone - Cells and Bone remodelling
  4. Blood supply, lymphatics and nerve supply of the periodontium
  5. Cementum
  6. Gingiva - Macroscopic anatomy
  7. Gingiva - Microscopic anatomy
  8. Gingival crevicular fluid
  9. Gingival fibers
  10. Junctional epithelium
  11. Keratins
  12. Periodontal ligament
  13. Saliva


Chapter 2 - Periodontal pathology

  1. Aggressive periodontitis
  2. Furcation - Classifications
  3. Furcation
  4. Gingival enlargement - Classification & Grading
  5. Gingival recession - Classifications
  6. Gingival recession
  7. Gingivitis – Clinical features
  8. Gingivitis - Stages of inflammation
  9. Necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis
  10. Oral malodor
  11. Pathologic tooth migration
  12. Patterns of bone loss
  13. Periodontal abscess
  14. Periodontal pocket
  15. Smoking and periodontal disease
  16. Tooth mobility
  17. Trauma from occlusion


Chapter 3 - Periodontal microbiology

  1. Calculus
  2. Dental plaque
  3. Plaque hypothesis
  4. Virulence factors of Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans
  5. Virulence factors of Porphyromonas gingivalis
  6. Virulence factors of Treponema denticola
  7. Virulence factors of Tannerella forsythia


Chapter 4 - Perio-systemic interrelationships

  1. Advanced glycation end products
  2. Diabetes mellitus and periodontal diseases
  3. Female sex hormones on the periodontium
  4. Pregnancy and periodontal diseases


Chapter 5 - Non-surgical periodontal therapy

  1. Chemically modified tetracyclines
  2. Chlorhexidine
  3. Coronoplasty
  4. Local drug delivery
  5. Periodontal curettes
  6. Periodontal probes
  7. Periotest
  8. Plaque control
  9. Powered tooth brush
  10. Sonic and Ultrasonic scalers
  11. Subgingival air polishing
  12. Supragingival and Subgingival irrigation


Chapter 6 - Surgical periodontal therapy

  1. Bone grafts- Allografts and Alloplasts
  2. Bone grafts - Autogenous
  3. Frenectomy
  4. Gingivectomy
  5. Periodontal packs
  6. Root resection & Root separation


Chapter 7 - Periodontal - restorative interrelationships

  1. Biologic width
  2. Crown lengthening
  3. Endo-Perio lesions


Chapter 8 - Oral implantology

  1. Peri-implantitis