Post-Doctoral Periodontology (PE)

  • SDM PE 520: Periodontology I
    This course presents the clinical and microscopic characteristics of the periodontium in healthy and diseased states. Diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes assessment are discussed.
  • SDM PE 521: Preclinical Periodontology
    This clinical course includes experience in performing diagnostic and preventive periodontal procedures with student partners.
  • SDM PE 530: Periodontology II
    This course presents a continuation of the discussion of concepts presented in PE 520. Emphasis is placed on the diagnosis and clinical management of periodontal disease, including the principles and techniques of periodontal surgery.
  • SDM PE 640: Clinical Periodontology II
    This clinical course emphasizes not only treatment of the patient's existing periodontal disease, but also maintenance of healthy periodontium through patient education.
  • SDM PE 670: Current Topics in Dentistry
    PE 670 is an elective course which will review current and classic literature of timely controversial dental topics. The course is a seminar format, and will be limited in size to promote discussion among the participants. The purpose of this course is to provide didactic instruction to the pre-doctoral student that teaches the student to critically evaluate published studies, and to compare and contrast the at times contradictory information provided in multiple studies on the same controversial topic. The course will encourage active learning utilizing critical thinking and active participation throughout each session. Students will be required to understand and critically evaluate study design, as well as any flaws or limitations that might bias results. This course provides students with the opportunities to acquire the knowledge and understanding necessary to integrate new information as lifelong learners, and critically assess the value of published studies, and how they might impact and alter rationale for treatment throughout their career.
  • SDM PE 764: Current Concepts in Periodontology
    Provides an overview of the clinical field of Periodontology. Emphasizes the recognition and diagnosis of periodontal disease states and their classifications. An overview of periodontal therapy is included emphasizing clinical procedures for the nonperiodontology specialist. 1st sem.
  • SDM PE 800: Histology & Embryology of the Periodontium
    This course includes resident presentations of salient aspects of the origin of periodontal structures. Examples of the importance of oral structures with respect to clinical procedures will be provided. Treatment options will be analyzed in terms of anatomic limitations.
  • SDM PE 801: Histology & Embryology of the Periodontium
    This course includes resident presentations of salient aspects of the origin of periodontal structures. Examples of the importance of oral structures with respect to clinical procedures will be provided. Treatment options will be analyzed in terms of anatomic limitations.
  • SDM PE 802: Histology & Embryology of the Periodontium
    This course includes resident presentations of salient aspects of the origin of periodontal structures. Examples of the importance of oral structures with respect to clinical procedures will be provided. Treatment options will be analyzed in terms of anatomic limitations.
  • SDM PE 803: Periodontology III: Selected Topics in Periodontology
    Lecture presentations by residents followed by discussion of the relevant components of periodontal anatomy, cell & molecular biology, epidemiology, diagnosis, prevention, treatment, maintenance and outcomes assessment. This course helps prepare residents for the (AAP) In-service examinations given by the American Academy of Periodontology and the American Board of Periodontology certification. For postdoctoral residents in Years 2 & 3 (3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th sem). 2 cr/yr.
  • SDM PE 804: Periodontology III: Selected Topics in Periodontology
    Lecture presentations by residents followed by discussion of the relevant components of periodontal anatomy, cell & molecular biology, epidemiology, diagnosis, prevention, treatment, maintenance and outcomes assessment. This course helps prepare residents for the (AAP) In-service examinations given by the American Academy of Periodontology and the American Board of Periodontology certification. For postdoctoral residents in Years 2 & 3 (3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th sem). 2 cr/yr.
  • SDM PE 807: Periodontology Case Presentation/Treatment Planning
    Clinical case presentations by residents followed by discussion of the diagnosis, treatment planning, treatment, and outcomes, including alternatives of periodontal therapy and related dental disciplines. This course fosters understanding of clinical decision-making processes and complements individualized instruction that residents receive from faculty in the clinic. For postdoctoral residents in Years 2 & 3 (3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th sem). 2 cr/yr.
  • SDM PE 808: Periodontology Case Presentation/Treatment Planning
    Clinical case presentations by residents followed by discussion of the diagnosis, treatment planning, treatment, and outcomes, including alternatives of periodontal therapy and related dental disciplines. This course fosters understanding of clinical decision-making processes and complements individualized instruction that residents receive from faculty in the clinic. For postdoctoral residents in Years 2 & 3 (3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th sem). 2 cr/yr.
  • SDM PE 810: Implant Dentistry for the Dental Specialist
    The purpose of this course is to provide post-doctoral residents with didactic instruction in basic surgical principles and techniques and to prepare them for the surgical placement of implants in selected patients. The need for and use of CBCT scans in implant dentistry will be explained and thoroughly covered. Diagnosis of edentulous spaces and correction of such spaces using dental implants will be discussed, together with extensive multi-disciplinary approaches to treatment planning.
  • SDM PE 811: Clinical Implant Dentistry for the Dental Specialist - Simulation
    This will be a hands on instruction in basic surgical prinicples, including basic flap design, atraumatic flap reflection, preparation of osteotomies, insertion of dental implants on plastic models and or animals and suturing techniques both simple and complex.
  • SDM PE 812: Clinical Implant Dentistry for the Dental Specialist
    Once the residents have completed both the didactic and hands on simulation (PE 810 and PE 811) they will be supervised in the placement of implants. The instruction will begin with a review of sterile technique and infection control then proceed with implant surgical assisting. The resident and faculty will review case selection criteria to select appropriate cases for implant placement. The resident will work with periodontal faculty to complete CBCT scan ordering, CBCT scan evaluation, selection of proposed implant and a full review of the planned surgery. Post-operative instructions as well as post-operative complications will be addressed and discussed with the faculty.
  • SDM PE 813: Clinical Implant Dentistry for the Dental Specialist
    Continuation of PE 812 as needed to complete clinical care.
  • SDM PE 815: Periodontal Literature Review I
    Weekly seminar focusing on critical evaluation of classic and current periodontal literature. Provides the resident with the background necessary to develop and defend rationales for therapy. 4 cr, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th sem.
  • SDM PE 816: Periodontal Literature Review II
    Weekly seminar focusing on critical evaluation of classic and current periodontal literature. Provides the resident with the background necessary to develop and defend rationales for therapy. 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th sem.
  • SDM PE 817: Seminar: Grand Rounds
    Weekly case presentations by periodontic, prosthodontic, endodontic and orthodontic residents, emphasizing comprehensive and evidence based treatment planning. Residents and faculty discuss various options of alternative treatment plans. Stresses importance of interdisciplinary coordination of treatment. 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th sem.