International Dentist Program/Periodontics and Pediatric Dentistry (IDPP)


IDPP 754. Fundamentals of Periodontics. 2 Units.

Overview of clinical periodontics—including etiology of periodontal disease, oral hygiene instruction, scaling, root planing, antimicrobial therapy, and a variety of surgical concepts and techniques. Anticipated results of therapy, including options of surgical versus nonsurgical approaches. Includes a laboratory component.

IDPP 755. Pediatric Dentistry Clinic—IDP. 1 Unit.

Dental care of children in their primary, fixed, and young permanent dentition. Etiology of disease, prevention of oral disease, growth-and-development analysis, treatment planning, restorative procedures, and arch length control.

IDPP 756. Pediatric Dentistry. 2 Units.

Dental disease prevention (oral hygiene, diet, fluoride, pit and fissure sealants). Behavior management of the child dental patient. Diagnosis, treatment planning, and operative dentistry for children. Pediatric pulp therapy, dental arch-length management, local anesthesia and sedation for children. Medical aspects of pediatric dentistry.

IDPP 756L. Pediatric Dentistry Laboratory. 1 Unit.

Technique course that accompanies IDPP 756. Student performs operative procedures for amalgam and composite resin on simulated primary and young permanent teeth. Student performs pulpotomies on primary molar teeth and prepares primary teeth for stainless steel, open-faced stainless steel, and resin crowns. Fabricates unilateral and bilateral space maintainers.

IDPP 759. Periodontal Therapy. 2 Units.

Variation in periodontal diseases related to differing host conditions, including: age, hormones, habits, drugs, genetics, nutrition, stress, systemic disease, iatrogenic factors, trauma from occlusion, and endodontic interrelationships. Overview of surgical periodontal procedures and their roles, limitations, and effects. Surgery outcomes compared with short- and long-range effects of conservative therapy (with and without maintenance care, including effect of adjunctive chemical plaque control). Role of dental health-care providers in periodontal therapy. Special problems in periodontal care.