Cariology, Periodontology and Prevention

Cariology, Periodontology and PreventionIn this module, students learn about the two most common diseases in Dentistry which are dental caries (decayed teeth) and periodontal (gum) disease and their prevention and management. Preclinical training occurs in the Skills Laboratory at the Westville campus. Clinical Training is done at the Oral and Dental Training Centre.

The clinical aspects focus on patient examination (medical history taking, intra/extra oral examination) diagnosis, treatment planning, mechanical and chemical removal of plaque and principles of instrumentation, evaluation and maintenance, infection control.

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