Periodontology and Oral Implantology is the science dealing with diseases of investing and supporting structures of the teeth and oral mucous membrane.
The training programme in Periodontology is structured to achieve the following objectives:
- Describe etiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis and management of common periodontal diseases
- Familiarize with the biochemical, microbiologic and immunologic genetic aspects of periodontal pathology
- Describe various preventive periodontal measures
- Describe various treatment modalities of periodontal disease from historical aspect to currently available ones
- Describe interrelationship between periodontal disease and various systemic conditions.
- Describe periodontal hazards due to estrogenic causes and deleterious habits and prevent it.
- Identify rarities in periodontal diseases
- Recognise conditions that may be outside the area of his/her speciality and refer them to an appropriate specialist.
- Decide whether non-surgical or surgical procedure is necessary in the case.
- Carry out research activity, both basic and clinical, with the aim of publishing his work in scientific journals.
- Reach the public and educate regarding periodontal disease, its prevention and consequences
- Plan epidemiological surveys to assess prevalence and incidence of early onset periodontitis and adult periodontitis in Indian society.