Periodontal Medicine


Course Objective

Competences covered according to the General Educational Framework
Dentistry 2008: I a-j (5), II a-d (5).
The student
• understands the effects of systemic disorders and syndromes on the
periodontal tissues.
• understands the mutual links between periodontal diseases and general
health (systemic diseases) and systemic conditions.
• understands the non-plaque related pathology of the
mucosal/gingival/periodontal diseases.

Course Content

This module deals with various medically related risk factors for
periodontitis and systemic sequellae of periodontitis. Certain systemic
diseases and syndromes affect the host response and general resistance
and will therefore make such persons more prone for periodontitis
development. On the other hand, periodontitis may have systemic effects;
in particular it is associated with cardio-vascular diseases, diabetes
and other conditions. This course will focus on both the associations
and the possible pathological and biological mechanisms behind these
latter systemic diseases and on the clinical implications for patient
management. Further this course will focus on non-plaque related oral
pathology located on gingiva, alveolar mucosa and palatum.

Teaching Methods

Literature, research and self-study; Assignments; Working groups,
Intervision and supervision

Method of Assessment

Learning assessment
• Overall assessment of seminar assignments (grade: good / pass / fail)
• Written exam: open ended questions (grade: 1-10)

A prerequisite for grade registration (grade 0-10) is successful
completion of the seminar assignments. In case of a fail for the seminar
assignment(s), and a pass for the final exam, a 5.0 will be registered
and students will need to redo the relevant seminar assignment(s).


• Readers with selected papers (compulsory)
• Capita selecta from Lindhe, J., Karring, T. & Lang, N. P. (eds).
Clinical Periodontology and Implant Dentistry, 5th edition, Oxford:
Blackwell Munksgaard (optional)

General Information

Course Code T_PERIOMEDP3
Credits 4 EC
Period Ac. Year (sept)
Course Level 400
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Faculty of Dentistry
Course Coordinator dr. M.M. Danser
Examiner dr. M.M. Danser
Teaching Staff dr. S. Bizzarro
prof. dr. B.G. Loos MSc
dr. S. Paraskevas
dr. M.M. Danser
prof. dr. M.L. Laine

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself