8302. Biology and Pathology
of the Periodontium (2 s.h.)
Seminars reviewing the scientific literature on development, morphology, and physiology of periodontal tissues; histopathology of periodontal diseases; and current concepts on mechanisms of periodontal tissue destruction and repair. May be repeated for credit.
8306. Introduction to
Oral Implantology (1 s.h.)
Biologic basis for dental implants, including implant biomaterials and bioengineering, biology of bone healing, osseointegration, prosthetic and surgical considerations, implant maintenance, and etiology and management of implant complications.
8307. Advanced Periodontal
Microbiology and Immunology (1 s.h.)
Basic biology, methods of identification, pathogenic mechanisms, host inflammatory and immunological responses, and therapeutic implications of bacteria, yeasts, and viruses implicated as putative pathogens in human periodontal diseases.
9487. Oral Pathology
Laboratory Rotation (2 s.h.)
Participation and experience in microscopic examination and diagnosis of human oral tissues at the oral and maxillofacial pathology laboratory biopsy service at Temple University Hospital.
9991. Directed Research
in Periodontology (4 s.h.)
Development and conduct of a basic science or clinical research project or literature review pertinent to periodontology under faculty mentorship. May be repeated for credit.