Module Catalogue 2022/23

MCD8007 : Advanced Clinical Periodontology and Implant Dentistry (Inactive)

  • Inactive for Year: 2022/23
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Richard Holliday
  • Owning School: Dental Sciences
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0
Pre Requisites
Pre Requisite Comment


Co Requisites
Co Requisite Comment



• To explore the management of advanced periodontal conditions/diseases including the use of antimicrobials and adjunctives.
• To review the classic and contemporary literature on surgical and regenerative periodontal therapies.
• To understand how soft tissue management can be used in restorative practice
• To understand areas of endodontics and prosthodontic with particular importance to periodontology (endo-perio lesions, crown lengthening)
• To understand the financial implications and health economics of periodontal therapy and dental implant treatment at an individual and societal level.
• To know the procedures for the placement of dental implants

Outline Of Syllabus

Topics covered focus on the clinical field of advanced periodontology and implant dentistry. More specifically, the module considers the following areas, through a series of interactive face-to-face seminars and case-based discussions. Learning will be structured around self directed study and small group work identifying, examining and discussing the relevant evidence base, encouragement of reflective practice and application in the clinical arena. The following topic areas are identified:

• Management of advanced and rapidly progressing Periodontitis
• Multi-disciplinary team (MDT) treatment planning (Endodontics, Prosthodontics, Orthodontics, Paediatrics)
• Localised recession- diagnose causes and manage
• Aesthetic optimisation
• Adjunctives, antimicrobials and photodynamic therapy
• Principles of surgical periodontal therapy
• Surgical technique: access surgery
• Surgical technique: Regeneration? mucogingival surgery (free gingival, connective tissue grafts, coronally advanced flaps, tunnelling techniques)
• Biomaterial science relevant to periodontics and implant dentistry
• Managing complications (post-operative pain, infections, tooth loss, mobility)
• Medicolegal considerations and risk management
• Business considerations
• Outcomes/epidemiology
• Health economics- financial and political constraints of healthcare systems

Implant dentistry
• Surgical anatomy and age-related changes of the jaws
• Healing processes following tooth extraction and insertion of dental implants
• General health, lifestyle factors and local pathological processes affecting the patient’s tolerance to implant procedures and maintenance of implants
• Indications, contraindications and alternatives to implants
• Principles of prosthodontically driven planning for implants
• Principles of implant surgery (including guided bone regeneration)
• Local anaesthetic techniques for implant surgery
• Post-operative care and advice
• Manage surgical complications (including acute pain and sepsis)

Learning Outcomes

Intended Knowledge Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students will have knowledge about:

1. Discuss the classical and contemporary literature underpinning the principles of advanced periodontal disease prevention and management and dental implant treatment.
2. Describe the surgical approaches used in the management of periodontal diseases and conditions.
3. Explain the management of cross-speciality conditions/procedures such as endo-perio lesions (endodontics) and crown lengthening (prosthodontics)
4. Discuss the financial and health economics of periodontal therapy and dental implant treatment.
5. Explain the stages involved in the planning and placement of dental implants.

Intended Skill Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students will be able to:

1. Identify and critically appraise literature on the aetiology, diagnosis and management of advanced periodontal disease/conditions and dental implants.
2. Critically appraise and synthesise evidence from a range of sources.
3. Identify levels of evidence and identify gaps in the body of knowledge.
4. Present information to professional colleagues and discuss/defend findings.
5. Utilise best evidence to inform clinical diagnosis, treatment planning and methods of care in the management of advanced periodontal disease/conditions and dental implants.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion150:0050:00Preparatory work for examinations
Structured Guided LearningStructured research and reading activities301:3045:00Preparatory work before small group teaching activities.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching301:0030:00PiP:15 seminars, 15 case-based discussions
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study175:0075:00Supported by online discussion forum.
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

For each seminar, materials will be covered that are based on assigned literature to be reviewed, critiqued and discussed by students. Case-based discussion will use presented patient cases being managed by students on the MClinDent programmes and integrate the evidence base and current expert opinion for further understanding and development of critical appraisal and case discussion skills.

Then seminars will be modified and designed based on students’ feedback, the cases that are presented and their demonstration of knowledge of each topic area. Before each seminar students will be given key literature and be expected to undertake self directed work to support their engagement in the subsequent group discussions. Case based sessions will expect students to identify materials for the session that must be rationalised and presented in the session. Formative feedback on presentation in relation to content and skills will be given to students on each occurrence they present their work and will be expected to be recorded in their clinical portfolio reflections.

Seminars and clinical case-based discussions will normally comprise of short presentations and small group discussion. Seminar leads will draw on participants’ own experiences as clinicians and as learners to consider the issues of particular importance periodontics and implant dentistry.

In the seminars, the fundamentals of assessing, diagnosing and treatment planning for complex periodontal or implant situations will be covered following the topics identified in the syllabus outline. These will specifically address the intended knowledge outcomes 1-5 as detailed.

In the clinical case-based discussions, the knowledge will be applied to their own case management, clinical situations and their management. These will specifically address the intended skills outcomes 1-5 as detailed.

Students will undertake independent study, which will involve reading, application of the knowledge and skills in their clinical practice and by engaging in critical reflection. This will consolidate the achievement of the outcomes discussed above. Assessment preparation and completion will be designed to consolidate the above giving students the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge, understanding and skills of application to clinical scenarios.

This maps to IKOs 1-5 and ISOs 1-5.

Reading Lists

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Digital Examination602M5020 question MCQ format using Inspera Assessment software (PIP)
Digital Examination602M503 SAQ format using Inspera Assessment software (PIP)
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The learning outcomes are predominantly demonstrated by the student’s ability to successfully undertake and pass assessments that applies their knowledge and understanding of advanced periodontics and implant dentistry to the clinical planning that occurs within complex situations (skills outcomes), and critically appraise both the literature and their approach to clinical practice within this context (knowledge outcomes). In the written examination candidates will be expected to formulate an opinion to manage a clinical based scenario and support or defend this position through application and critique of the supporting literature in advanced periodontics and implant dentistry. They will need to take into account the multiple facets of the clinical scenarios they are confronted with, the strength of the supporting evidence they are applying to inform their opinion and how they have structured this to ensure a patient centred and evidence based best care. This maps to the module outcomes: IKOs 1-5 and ISOs 1-5.

In order to pass this module students must obtain a mark of 50 or above for each summative assessment.


Past Exam Papers

General Notes


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