Module Catalogue 2022/23

MCD8008 : The Restoration and Maintenance of a Periodontally Compromised Dentition and Dental Implants (Inactive)

  • Inactive for Year: 2022/23
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Richard Holliday
  • Owning School: Dental Sciences
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0
Pre Requisites
Pre Requisite Comment


Co Requisites
Co Requisite Comment



• To know the procedures for the restoration and maintenance of dental implants
• To review the aesthetic implications and other sequel of periodontal conditions/diseases
• To review the evidence and best practice in assessing, discussing with patients and devising suitable maintenance programmes including the planning of further corrective surgery or supportive therapy when required, and communication with primary care practitioners/DCPs.
• To review the management of periodontal and dental implant emergencies.

Outline Of Syllabus

Topics covered focus on the clinical field of 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:

• Options and techniques for the restoration of implants including the application of dental materials science
• Laboratory production of implant restorations
• Principles of maintenance of implants and specific types of implant restoration
• Medico-legal aspects of implant dentistry
• Locating information sources and the evidence base for implant dentistry
• Principles of establishing implant dentistry into a dental practice setting (introduction)
• Clinical evaluation of implant positions
• Planning the staged delivery of restorations on implants
• Dental laboratory communication, materials and techniques
• Clinical restoration of dental implants
• Formulating patient-specific plans to help maintain implant restorations
• Principles of establishing implant dentistry into a dental practice setting (practice visits)
• Supportive Periodontal Care/Maintenance

Learning Outcomes

Intended Knowledge Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students will able to:

1. Discuss the stages involved in the restorative of dental implants.
2. Explain the options for managing the aesthetic and other sequels of periodontal conditions/diseases.
3. Discuss periodontal maintenance strategies and supporting evidence.
4. Describe common periodontal and dental implant emergencies and their management.

Intended Skill Outcomes

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

1. Identify and critically appraise literature on the restoration and maintenance of a periodontally compromised dentition 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 the formation of suitable periodontal maintenance programmes.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion150:0050:00Preparatory work for the essay
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 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 outcomes1-4 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 1-4 and ISOs 1-5.

Reading Lists

Assessment Methods

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay2M1001200 word open book essay to critique evidence base.
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 essay 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 1-4 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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