Periodontology Related Subjects


Course Objective

Competences covered according to the General Educational Framework
Dentistry 2008: I a-j (5), II (5)
The student
• understands the various causes and treatment options for halitosis,
and deep knowledge on oral microbiology.
• understands the interrelationship of periodontitis to pulpal disease
(perio-endo lesions) and the various approaches to treatment.
• has adequate knowledge on the (dis)advantages of adjunctive
orthodontic, restorative and prosthetic therapies in periodontal case
management, and their long-term effects.
• has deep knowledge on the evidence and controversies related to
(mal)occlusion and (mal)articulation as co-factors for periodontitis,
and the concepts of trauma from occlusion and fremitus.
• has thorough knowledge on the epidemiology, etiology and treatment
options for peri-implantitis, for critical analysis of the possible
controversies in the scientific literature.

Course Content

This module deals with various periodontology related subjects and
special risk factors for periodontitis. Bad breath (halitosis) is mostly
the result of periodontitis, but also non-periodontitis related
halitosis will be discussed; the scientific literature on the diagnosis,
etiology and treatment of halitosis will be scrutinized. Endodontic
infections may aggravate periodontitis; vice versa periodontitis may
cause endodontic infections. Therefore the perio-endo and endo-perio
lesions will be discussed. Other aspects of periodontal case management
will also be dealt with, such as orthodontic, restorative and prosthetic
therapies. A special focus will be put on the relationships and
questions regarding occlusion and articulation issues related to
periodontitis, and the concepts of trauma from occlusion and fremitus.
Also in this module the epidemiology and risk factors for
peri-implantitis will be dealt with. The literature will be studied to
discuss diagnosis, etiology, prognosis and treatment.

Teaching Methods

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

Method of Assessment

Learning assessment
• Overall assessment of assignments during the seminars (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_RELSUBJP3
Credits 6 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 prof. dr. M.L. Laine
prof. dr. B.G. Loos MSc
dr. S. Paraskevas
dr. S. Bizzarro
dr. M.M. Danser

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself