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Periodontics

Periodontics

Periodontics is the specialty of dentistry which covers prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the gums and other areas around the teeth or their substitutes and the maintenance of health, function and aesthetics of these structures and tissues. (Approved by the ADA December, 1992)

The Dentists send patients to a periodontist for the treatment of advanced gum disease, or complications of gum disease, such as bone loss and gum tissue.

 CAREER DESCRIPTION:

    Peridontal disease affects an area just below the gumline called the sulcus. Without proper dental cleaning and visits, plaque and tartar build up in the mouth and collect at the sulcus. Eventually, this accumulation, called calculation, which will gum away from the teeth, forming pockets in the mouth. These bags are filled with even more plaque. This change can loosen teeth and bone harm.

    In advanced stages of gum disease, the periodontist intervenes and clears the pockets shrinks, smoothens the root surfaces and reorganizes the gum tissue in a more maintainable then evaluates proper oral hygiene techniques with the patient.

    The Education Program in Advanced Periodontics provides a broad clinical experience and education which consists of a curriculum of 36 months leading to a certificate in periodontology.

 PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES:

    Periodontics    They provide a base in the clinical, behavioral and biomedical sciences to enable residents postgraduate diagnose, manage, and / or prevent disease, abnormalities, and structural conditions affecting periodontal tissues.
       Generate the role of specialists as a member and integrated team of health professions.
       Encouraging residents in the dental educational participation and develop a philosophy of lifelong learning.
       Prepare residents to successfully qualify for the written and clinical components of the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) Board Examination.

 CAREER REQUIREMENTS:

    The program is fully accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association and meets all eligibility requirements for pension as set by the American Academy of Periodontology.