Periodontology

 

 

„Periodontology“ is taught in the following semesters: VII, VIII, IX and X.
Forms and methods of training used in the course: Lectures, seminars, discussions, case studies, tests.

ABSTRACT OF COURSE:
The course in Periodontology provides an opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills needed to complete diagnosis, prevention, treatment and control of periodontal diseases.

OBJECTIVES OF CURRICULUM:
To achieve high competencies of graduating dentist at the Faculty of Dental Medicine - Sofia:

  • To be competent in the assessment of periodontal status, establishing a diagnosis and prognosis and individual treatment planning;
  • To be competent in the training of patients in relation to the etiology of periodontal disease and to assist them to take responsibility for their own health;
  • To be competent in giving instructions to patients about the appropriate methods for maintaining oral hygiene, which are compatible with periodontal health;
  • To be able to remove over and subgingival tartar to root surface stuffed with both machine and with hand instruments, to remove stains and conduct maintenance;
  • To have knowledge of risk factors for periodontal diseases;
  • To be competent in the diagnosis, explaining and discussing the need for specialized periodontal surgery and to select appropriate methods for directing patients to specialized care;
  • To be competent in assessing the results of periodontal treatment, to establish controls to maintain the results and discussion of risk factors.

TASKS OF THE PROGRAM:

  • To carry out training of students in the etiology and pathogenesis of periodontal diseases;
  • To carry out training of students in the clinical characteristics of major diseases of the periodontium in contemporary classification of periodontal diseases and conditions (1999);
  • To ensure the preparation of students for the diagnosis of major periodontal diseases and their NON SURGICAL treatment, and evaluate the results of conventional periodontal therapy;
  • To inform students about the principles of surgical periodontal therapy approaches of modern resective and regenerative periodontal techniques.

AIDS FOR TEACHING:
multimedia presentation of lectures, diagrams, case studies for interpretation, educational films.

PREREQUISITES:
To start training "Periodontology" is necessary for students to have basic knowledge of anatomy, biology, physiology, pathology and pathophysiology, microbiology, pharmacology.

EXPECTED RESULTS:
After completion of the course students should:

  • Have ability to diagnose basic periodontal diseases;
  • To apply methods of prevention and non-surgical periodontal therapy;
  • To interpret data from the clinical and radiographic study in the initial diagnosis and re-evaluation;

 FORMS OF ASSESSMENT:  
Current Measurement, seminars, practical test after the pre-VII and VIII semesters practical test after pre IX and X semesters, theoretical exam at the end of the tenth semester, State exam.

Formation of student evaluation:

  • Assessment of theoretical knowledge to the students during education;
  • Assessment of practical skills of students during education;
  • Test result during the semester exams;
  • Test result during state exams.

Aspects of formation evaluation:

  • Participation in discussions within the workshops;
  • Case studies in practical exercises;
  • Practical examinations at the end of preclinical and clinical courses;
  • Written exam;
  • Oral semester examination;
  • State Exam.