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 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.
Presents variations in periodontal diseases related to various host conditions. Overview of roles, limitations, and effects of surgical periodontal procedures. Includes: surgery outcomes compared with short- and long-range effects of conservative therapies; the role of dental health-care providers in periodontal therapy; and, special problems in periodontal care.