The main objective of the department of Periodontology is to educate the undergraduate and post graduate dental students in the prevention and treatment of periodontal disease, as well as the treatment of any type of lesions of the periodontal tissues providing in each case the appropriate therapy, based on biologic principles that aim in the re-establishment of periodontal health and its long-term maintenance.
In addition, the department is responsible for the 3 years postgraduate program in clinical specialization in Periodontology, which leads to masters degree in Periodontology.
Clinical works in department
- Normal treatment: Scaling, root planning, gingivectomy, periodontal flap surgeries, crown lengthening
- Specialized treatment: Mucogingival surgeries, dental implants, regenerative procedures (bone graft and GTR membranes).
The faculty members are engaged in teaching in the undergraduate and post graduate before mentioned courses and they also in courses of other dental post graduate programs.
The faculty members are assisted in their educational activities by post graduate students, doctoral candidate and specialist (Periodontist)
Additionally, the faculty members are involved in the continuing education of dentist by participating in various scientific activities of the dental college and dental association and scientific societies.
The department is engaged in research activities including clinical and laboratory research in the field of bone biology, microbiology of periodontal diseases, efficacy of new therapeutic techniques and the impact of periodontal diseases on general health.