Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
10-508-108 055303 Periodontology
Outline of Instruction

Course Information
Description10-508-108 PERIODONTOLOGY...this course prepares student dental hygienists to assess the periodontal health of patients, plan prevention and treatment of periodontal disease, and to evaluate the effectiveness of periodontal treatment plans. Emphasis is placed on the recognition of the signs and causes of periodontal disease and on selection of treatments modalities that minimize risk and restore periodontal health. (Prerequisites: 10-806-197, Microbiology; 10-806-186, Intro to Biochemistry; 10-508-102, Oral Anatomy, Embryology & Histology; 10-508-103, Dental Radiography; Corequisites: 10-508-111, General & Oral Pathology; 10-508-106, Dental Hygiene Process 2)
Total Credits3
Prior Learning Assessments
Course Competencies
  1. Differentiate gingival conditions at a histological level
  2. Identify the role of biofilm (dental plaque) plays in periodontal diseases
  3. Classify periodontal diseases
  4. Analyze how local factors impact soft tissue finding and attachment loss
  5. Analyze the role the immune system plays in periodontal health
  6. Analyze how systemic factors impact the periodontium
  7. Interpret radiographic findings into periodontal assessment
  8. Assess clinical data for evidence of periodontal disease activity
  9. Select treatment modalities to meet specific periodontal outcome goals
  10. Develop a dental hygiene treatment plan according to periodontal status
  11. Select chemotherapeutic agents according to periodontal need
  12. Explore surgical and non-surgical procedures with a patient
  13. Evaluate results following non-surgical periodontal therapy