Universitat Internacional de Catalunya

Clinical Periodontology

Clinical Periodontology
Main language of instruction: English

Other languages of instruction: Catalan, Spanish

Teaching staff

Attendance at the sessions is mandatory. The student who arrives 10 minutes late will not enter at the class. Only absenses with proof will be permited.

The lack of more than 25% of the sessions leads to direct suspension of the quarter and a week of clinical activity.



Better knowledge of the basic issues of periodontics and expand the student's knowledge.

Pre-course requirements

Degree in dentistry.


Learning in a dynamic way the foundations of Periodontics for their clinical application.



Being able to establish a correct diagnosis and treatment plan for periodontal patients based on extensive knowledge of the disease, its risk factors, the association of periodontics with systemic conditions of the patient and all the factors that can be associated.

Being able to make a correct hygienic phase, knowing the benefits that other areas of dentistry can provide.

Know when peridontal surgery is indicated (resective, regenerative and mucogingival surgery) and clinical practice primarily in resective surgery.

Understand the importance of periodontal maintenance for teeth and implants of our patients.


Learning outcomes

To know etiology and risk and associated factors of periodontal disease.

Be able to plan periodontal treatment.


  1. Basic concepts in Periodontics 


1.1. Anatomy of periodontium

1.2. Clinical and radiographic periodontal examination 

1.3. Diagnosis and classification of periodontal diseases

1.4. Prognosis

1.5. Epidemiology and risk factors of periodontal diseases 

1.6. Microbiology of periodontal diseases 

1.7. Immunoinflamatory response in periodontal diseases

1.8. Effect of tobacco smoking and diabetes mellitus on periodontal diseases 

1.9. Systemic factors and medications impacting the periodontium 

1.10.   Occlusal trauma and local factors         


2. Periodontal evaluation, treatment planning and non surgical therapy. 

2.1. Plaque control

2.2.  Scaling and root planning. Limitations and objectives

2.3.  Locally acting chemotherapeutic agents: antiseptics 

2.4. Systemic chemotherapeutic agents: antibiotics


3. Surgical therapy

3.1. Principles of periodontal surgery 

3.2. Resective periodontal surgery 

3.3. Crown enlargement  

3.4. Principles of periodontal regenerative surgery. 

3.5. Treatment of molar furcations 

3.6. Principles of mucogingival surgery 

3.7. Periodontal supportive treatment of teeth and implants.


 4. Interdisciplinary care

4.1. Prosthesis-periodontal considerations 

4.2. Orthodontic-periodontal considerations 

4.3. Endodontic-periodontal considerations 

Bibliography and resources

  • PERIODONTICS: Medicine, Surgery and Implants  de Rose, Mealey, Genco  y Cohen (Obligatorio)
  • PERIODONTOLOGIA CLINICA. Fermín A. Carranza. (Mandatory)
  • CIRUGIA MUCOGINGIVAL. Fernando Fombellida. (Mandatory)
  • MEDICINA ORAL. J. Vicente Bagan.
  • Radiología Odontológica. Friedrich Anton Pasler.