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Dental Practice Education Research Unit

The University of Adelaide Australia

Practice Information Sheets

Practice Information Sheets


These presented a brief summary of issues related to the examination, diagnosis, recording, prevention and simple management of periodontal disease. The range of topics covered included the role of medical history in periodontal diagnosis and treatment planning, sharpening of instruments and use of hand instruments.

  1. Periodontal charting

  2. Plaque and bleeding recording

  3. Classification of Periodontal diseases

  4. Medical conditions affecting the Periodontal tissues

  5. Smoking and Periodontal disease

  6. Hand instruments for Periodontal care

  7. Sharpening of Periodontal instruments

  8. Radiography and Periodontal diagnosis

  9. Endodontic - Periodontal lesions

  10. Systemic antibiotics & Periodontal treatment

  11. Gingival recession

  12. Furcation involved teeth

  13. Maintenance phase of periodontal care

  14. Acute Periodontal problems