cod. 1009957

Academic year 2024/25
4° year of course -
Academic discipline
Malattie odontostomatologiche (MED/28)
Tirocini formativi e di orientamento
Type of training activity
75 hours
of face-to-face activities
3 credits
hub: -
course unit

Integrated course unit module: MEDICAL PERIODONTOLOGY

Learning objectives

AIM: to acquire knowledge and practical skills to manage periodontal disease at a basic level.
The student at the end of the course should:
- have knowledge of periodontal diseases
- be competent at periodontal diagnosis
- have knowledge of non-surgical periodontal therapy


Dental Hygiene course

Course unit content

The course offers a critical appraisal of the scientific basis and operative procedures aimed at periodontal diagnosis and non-surgical therapy

Full programme

1 Periodontal anatomy
2. Diagnostics
3. Epidemiology of periodontal diseases
4. Etiopathogenesis of periodontal diseases
5. Microbiology of periodontal diseases
6. Classification of periodontal diseases
7. Perio medicine
8. Occlusal trauma
9. Periodontal imaging
10 Periodontal therapy: goals and sequences
11. EFP Treatment guidelines
12. Antibiotics, antibacterials, antiseptics and host modulators
13 non-surgical periodontal therapy- instrumentation and procedures
14 periodontal follow-up and maintenance


English edition
"Lindhe’s Clinical Periodontology and Implant Dentistry", 7th Ed.; edited by Lang N, Berglundh T, GIannobile W, Sanz M.

Italian edition
Testo atlante di parodontologia e terapia implantare. Società Italiana di Parodontologia (SIdP). Quintessenza 2017

Selection of scientific articles

Teaching methods

clinical case discussion, hands-on training, discussion and critical appraisal of relevant scientific literature

Assessment methods and criteria

Practical skills evaluation and evaluation of the active engagement of the student

Other information

It is recommended to buy a UNC-15 probe, a Nabers probe, Gracey curettes 7-8, 11-12, 13-14 and a sickle scaler for the practical hands-on