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Master of Dental Surgery in Periodontology

College
College of Dental Medicine
Department
Dental Medicine
Tracks
Commenced Year
2019/2020
Location
Sharjah Main Campus
Level
Masters
Study System
Thesis and Courses
Total Credit Hours
65 Cr.Hrs
Fees
170,000 AED per Year (Total : 510,000 AED)
Duration
3 Years
Language
English
Intake
Fall & Spring
Study Mode
Full Time

Master of Dental Surgery in Periodontology

Introduction

The Master of Dental Surgery in Periodontology [MDS (PERIO)] is a full-time, three-year Master Program with Advanced Clinical Training in Periodontology. The program is offered to certified dentists, with a minimum of two years of clinical experience, who seek to improve their competence in theoretical knowledge and clinical skills in Periodontology. The program gives the participant an extensive knowledge and skills in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases and conditions of the supporting and surrounding tissues of the teeth and implants. This includes the maintenance of health, function and aesthetics of these structures and tissues, as well as implant site development and their surgical placement and restoration.

The resident in this 3-year Master Program attains comprehensive knowledge in Periodontology allowing him/her to examine and evaluate the relevant patient history and clinical conditions and to appropriately design a comprehensive treatment plan, taking into consideration the individual patient needs and expectations. The resident is also trained in the full scope of non-surgical and surgical periodontal therapy, including periodontal plastic- and regenerative surgery. In addition, the resident acquires training in the full scope of surgical treatment steps for tooth replacement with implants, including the reconstruction – at a certain extent – of the alveolar process, and also regarding the prosthetic rehabilitation of implants, and the management of peri-implant tissue pathology. Finally, the resident is trained in the evaluation and establishment, execution, and monitoring of an individualized maintenance program.

Upon successful completion of the program, which includes a research project and the defense of a Thesis, participants will be awarded the Degree of Master in Dental Surgery in Periodontology [MDS (PERIO)]. Learning outcomes of clinical, theoretical, pedagogical, and scientific nature are assessed throughout the program. At the end of year 3, final course fulfilment is examined in writing and orally, including presentation of several patient cases treated during the residency, and the participant should demonstrate a high level of knowledge and understanding, skills, and approaches in Periodontology.

After introductory courses in comprehensive dentistry and research methodology, focused specialization in Periodontology is obtained through a combination of courses, lectures, seminars, and preclinical/clinical work. The department has a problem-based approach to learning, and encourages self-directed studies in the theory and practice of Periodontology. Participants are exposed to clinical cases with increasing complexity and also collaborate with residents in the national specialization program, Joint seminars with postgraduate students and specialists from other relevant subareas are often offered.


Program Objectives

The Program Goals are to enable students to:

  1. Make appropriate clinical decisions based on contemporary knowledge in periodontology, implantology and relevant areas.
  2. Acquire advance clinical skills and investigation techniques at a level of competency for safe practice.
  3. Participate in multidisciplinary team work for effective patient care.
  4. Develop and adopt high values in decision making, with contemporary evidence based protocols.
  5. Practice the highest level of ethics and professionalism.

 

Program Structure & Requirements

The program begins with basic medical sciences and relevant dental sciences courses that help build a core knowledge that enable the trainee to proceed for further periodontal education and training. Multidisciplinary team work and quality patient-care outcome in a safe environment remain as the main philosophy of training. The program has an overall 70% clinical component and 30% research component, in the form of a short investigation leading to a thesis. Trainees shall also participate in relevant continuing professional development activities held at College of Dental Medicine, which are accredited by Royal College of Surgeons of England.


Academic courses and study plan:

Course List and Hour Distribution (All Courses Are Compulsory)

Course Code Course Contact Hours  Credit Hours
Lecture Laboratory Seminars Clinical Research Total

1002501 Introduction to Basic Sciences in Dentistry           0 0
1002502 Research Methodology I     64     64 2
1002552 Periodontal Literature I     64     64 2
1002553 Prostho-PerioTreatment Planning I     32     32 1
1002554 Perio Laboratory I   64       64 1
1002555 Perio Clinic I       320   320 5
1002503 Research Methodology II     55   10 65 2
1002557 Periodontal Literature II     64     64 2
1002558 Prostho-perio Treatment Planning II     32     32 1
1002559 Perio Laboratory II   64       64 1
1002660 Perio Clinic II       320   320 5
1002504 Research Project I     110   25 135 2
1002662 Periodontal Literature III     64     64 2
1002663 Prostho-Perio Treatment Planning III     32     32 1
1002664 Perio Laboratory III   64       64 1
1002665 Perio Clinic III       320   320 5
1002505 Research Project II     128     128 2
1002667 Periodontal Literature IV     64     64 2
1002668 Prostho-Perio Treatment Planning IV     32     32 1
1002669 Perio Laboratory IV   64       64 1
1002770 Perio Clinic IV       320   320 5
1002506 Research Project III     110   25 135 2
1002772 Periodontal Literature V     64     64 2
1002507 Multidisciplinary Treatment Planning I     32     32 1
1002774 Perio Laboratory V   64       64 1
1002775 Perio Clinic V       320   320 5
1002509 Research Project IV     128     128 2
1002777 Periodontal Literature VI     64     64 2
1002508 Multidisciplinary Treatment Planning II     32     32 1
1002779 Perio Clinic VI       320   320 5
  Program Total 320 1171 1920 60  3471 65
 

Contact Hours
The learning contact hours shown in these syllabi are hours spent during the five routine academic days from Sunday to Thursday.


Research project
The academic courses in Research Methodology I and II prepare the trainees in their research project work. Trainees are encouraged to embark onto a research project very early in their program. They will be well guided throughout the research activities through courses in Research Project I to IV in association with their appointed supervisor.  This course would enable them to adopt an inquisitive mind and continue practice evidence-based medicine. Trainees must submit a thesis and publish a scientific paper which is directly related to their project.

The College of Dental Medicine support the trainees in its three multidisciplinary research clusters as follows:
  • Dental Biomaterials and Biomimetics Research Group
  • Wound Healing and Oral Diagnostic Research Group
  • Oral Biofilm in Health and disease
 

Special Admission Requirements

1. A BDS degree from University of Sharjah or an equivalent qualification, with a GPA of 3.0 or above.  Candidates with GPA of between 2.5 and 2.9 may be given consideration.
2. A minimum of one-year post qualification work experience
3. English Language requirements: A minimum of 550 on paper based TOEFL or 6.0 on IELTS or its equivalence.
4. Applicants must attend an interview session and may be required to sit for a written and/or practical test.

 

Course Description

1002501
Introduction to Basic Sciences in Dentistry
This foundation course in Basic medical sciences shall be presented in an integrated manner covering growth and development, human anatomy and physiology, biochemistry and genetics and clinical pharmacology and therapeutics. It provides the students with advance understanding of development, structure and function of the head and neck in particular and the human body in general.

Aspects of basic dental sciences help students focus on the development, structure and function of the organ and tissues forming the oral cavity that includes dental tissues, oral mucosa, salivary glands and saliva and the temporo-mandibular joint.

This knowledge is key to understanding and solving congenital and acquired clinical problems in dentistry. ​
 

1002502 Research Methodology I
This course will provide an opportunity for students to advance their understanding of research through critical exploration of research language, ethics, and approaches. The course introduces the language of research, ethical principles and challenges, and the elements of the research process within quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods approaches. Participants will use these theoretical underpinnings to begin to critically review literature relevant to their field of interests and determine how research findings are useful in forming their understanding of their clinical work and patient care. ​
 

1002552 Periodontal Literature I
In this course will be discussed the recent classification of the periodontal diseases as well as their etiology, pathogenesis, clinical signs and symptoms. Furthermore, diagnosis making will be trained through the learning and understanding the way of analysis and interpretation of the obtained clinical, radiological and laboratory findings. Students will learn from the classic and current periodontal literature to review, analyze and correlate periodontal science with clinical applications. Furthermore, students will be taught to compare the classic to the current periodontal clinical research, to understand the etiology, pathogenesis, the philosophy of diagnostic methodology and the principles of plaque and infection control.



1002553 Prostho-Perio Treatment Planning I
In this course, students´ cases will be presented and the treatment plans will be critically discussed by the group. The case presentations will help demonstrate acquired skills and knowledge in all phases of the history taking, examination, consultation and diagnosis, leading up to and including, treatment planning. Also as much as the cases completed the results and outcomes will be shown by the students and will be discussed.

 

1002554 Perio Laboratory I
In this course the students will be trained in the non-surgical periodontal treatment. For this purpose, the students will learn to use different instruments, their handling and the right techniques to practice. The students will be also trained in the radiological techniques and in intraoral photography, because it is a very important tool for both the documentation of their cases and the treatment planning. ​
 

1002555 Perio Clinic I
Clinical periodontal treatment procedures in new cases as well as on already treated patients which enrolled in the maintenance program. Students will perform the diagnostic procedures and will be taught to make a diagnosis. Further the initial periodontal treatment phase. Subsequently, the patients will receive non-surgical periodontal treatment (SRP) and will be prepared for surgical periodontal procedures, if necessary.
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1002503 Research Methodology II (Biostatistics)
Biostatistics course provides an introduction to selected important topics in biostatistical concepts and reasoning. This course represents an introduction to the field and provides a survey of data and data types. Specific topics include tools for describing central tendency and variability in data; methods for performing inference on population means and proportions via sample data; statistical hypothesis testing and its application to group comparisons; issues of power and sample size in study designs; and random sample and other study types. While there are some formulae and computational elements to the course, the emphasis is on interpretation and concepts. This course shall strengthen students' preparation in their research proposal in second year of the program.
 

1002557 Periodontal Literature II
In this course the basic periodontal surgical procedures (gingivectomy, full flaps). For better understanding of the surgical techniques, the selection of the cases and the different surgical designs, webinars and recorded surgeries of internationally recognized periodontal leaders will be utilized. Students will learn from the classic and current periodontal literature to review, analyze and correlate periodontal science with clinical applications. Students will be taught to compare the classic to the current periodontal clinical research, to understand the principles and the paradigm changes in periodontal surgery and to compare the outcomes of surgical and non-surgical treatment procedures.

 

1002558
Prostho-Perio Treatment Planning II
In this course, the treatment plans of advanced cases will be presented and critically discussed, under the perspective of the final restorative/prosthodontic rehabilitation. The case presentations will help demonstrate acquired skills and knowledge in all phases of the history taking, examination, consultation and diagnosis, leading up to a complex treatment planning.
 

1002559
Perio Laboratory II
In this course the students will be trained in gingivectomy, incision designs and suturing techniques as basic procedures of the periodontal surgery. For this purpose, the students will learn to use different instruments, their handling and the right techniques to practice. The students will be also trained in organizing and follow a hygiene plan and the correct way of cleaning, sharping and sterilize their surgical instruments.
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1002660
Perio Clinic II
In this course, conservative periodontal treatment in new cases and basic periodontal surgery after SRP will be trained. Students will perform the diagnostic procedures and after completion of the initial periodontal treatment phase and SRP, necessary gingivectomies, distal wedge and Access Flap Surgery procedures. Advanced full flaps and osseous surgery will be demonstrated by the instructors. ​
 

1002504 Research Project I
In this course, students are expected to search for a suitable research topic, and identify a suitable supervisor to take them through the research project. They shall be guided to perform a literature survey and identify key areas and research gaps in a particular clinical or science area.

The course enables students to generate research hypothesis and further introduce them to write a research proposal. They will also learn to request for relevant human ethics and animal ethics approval, and perform a preliminary research proposal presentation.

 

1002662 Periodontal Literature III
In this course will be presented and discussed the indications, contraindications, design(s) and post-operative care of advanced flaps, mucogingival and osseous surgery. For better understanding of the surgical techniques, the selection of the cases and the different surgical designs, webinars and recorded surgeries of internationally recognized periodontal leaders will be utilized. Furthermore, the possibilities of a combined periodontal and orthodontic treatment will be discussed. Students will learn from the classic and current periodontal literature to review, analyze and correlate periodontal science with clinical applications. Furthermore, students will be taught to the basic surgical approaches and will understand principles, indications and differences among them.
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1002663
Prostho-Perio Treatment Planning III
In this course, the treatment plans of advanced cases with needs of tissue and/or bone regeneration will be discussed, under the perspective of the final restorative/prosthodontic rehabilitation. The case presentations will help demonstrate acquired skills and knowledge in planning a complex perio-prostho treatment ​
 

1002664 Perio Laboratory III
In this course the students will be trained in different surgical mucogingival surgery and in advanced-flap designs. For this purpose, the students will learn to use different instruments, their handling and the right techniques to practice. Furthermore suturing techniques will be repeated. ​
 

1002665 Perio Clinic III
Clinical periodontal treatment in new cases as well as on already non-surgically treated patients. Students will perform full flap and osseous surgeries with subsequent soft tissue management. ​
 

1002505
Research Project II
In this course, students shall organize and prepare their research logistics, begin their pilot study, or validate their questionnaire or run laboratory tests to optimize their methods; or begin collecting data either in field work or laboratory experiments. They should ensure that they already have their human or animal ethics approval in place, or they may be needed to provide more information to satisfy the committee in order to get their projects approved. Project supervisors shall follow their research activities very closely.
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1002667
Periodontal Literature IV
In this course will be presented and discussed the Guided Tissue Regeneration (GTR), Guided Bone Regenerations (GBR) and recession´s coverage procedures. Furthermore, will be presented and discussed the treatment of endo-perio lesions as well as the treatment of furcation defects. For better understanding of the surgical techniques, the selection of the cases and the different surgical designs, webinars and recorded surgeries of internationally recognized periodontal leaders will be utilized. Students will learn from the classic and current periodontal literature to review, analyze and correlate periodontal science with clinical applications. Emphasis will be given on the mucogingival surgical techniques, plastic periodontal surgery, soft tissue grafting and the fundamentals of oral implantology.

 

1002668
Prostho-Perio Treatment Planning IV
In this course, cases with needs of extensive surgical and regenerative periodontal treatment and prosthetic rehabilitation will be presented and critically discussed. ​
 

1002669 Perio Laboratory IV
In this course the students will be trained in different regenerative and augmentative surgical techniques and advanced split flap designs. For this purpose, the students will learn to use different instruments, their handling and the right techniques to practice. Furthermore, suturing techniques will be repeated.
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1002770 Perio Clinic IV
In this advanced course, students will perform the necessary diagnostic procedures and subsequently all types of periodontal, mucogingival and regenerative periodontal surgery. Furthermore, single and multiple recessions will be selected for coverage with and also without grafts.
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1002506 Research Project III
This course shall concentrate on research activity implementation, with emphasis on data collection and tabulation of preliminary results. ​
 

1002772 Periodontal Literature V
In this course the management of complex cases with advanced periodontal treatment needs will be taught. Furthermore, in this course the biomechanics of dental implants, the pre-implantological diagnosis and the evidence based concepts of implant placement and loading will be presented. For better understanding of the surgical techniques, the selection of the cases and the different surgical designs, webinars and recorded surgeries of internationally recognized periodontal leaders will be utilized. Students will learn from the classic and current periodontal literature to review, analyze and correlate periodontal science with clinical applications. Emphasis will be given on the mucogingival surgical techniques, plastic periodontal surgery, guided tissue and guided bone regeneration, soft tissue grafting and treatment concepts of oral implantology. ​
 

1002507 Multidisciplinary Treatment Planning I
In this course cases, especially cases need a complex surgical, periodontal-restorative and implant treatment, will be critically discussed by the group of all graduate students and instructors. The treatment will be coordinated so that the graduate students of different programs treat a patient according to the discussed and approved treatment plan.
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1002774
Perio Laboratory V
In this course the students will be further trained in implant surgery and in advanced regenerative and augmentative techniques. For this purpose, in the laboratory will learn to use different instruments, their handling and the right techniques to practice.
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1002775 Perio Clinic V
In this advanced course, students will perform the diagnostic procedures, and perform all kind of periodontal surgical procedures including regenerative, augmentative and implant surgery.

 

1002509
Research Project IV
This final course in research supports the students in analyzing their research results and writing-up their thesis. They revisit their knowledge in biostatistics and apply relevant formulas/ statistical methods to evaluate and validate their research findings.
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1002779 Periodontal Literature VI
In this course will be discussed the treatment of endo-perio lesions, clinical condition of peri-implantitis, its treatment as well as prevention options indications, the complex perio-implant case, the evidence based loading protocols, the implant-prosthetic concepts and the maintenance of the implant patient. Students will learn from the classic and current periodontal literature to review, analyze and correlate periodontal science with clinical applications.
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1002508 Multidisciplinary Treatment Planning II
In this course cases need a complex surgical, periodontal-restorative and implant treatment, will be critically discussed by the group of all graduate students and instructors. The treatment will be coordinated so that the graduate students of different programs treat a patient according to the discussed and approved treatment plan. ​
 

1002779
Perio Clinic VI
In this course the students will be practiced the whole spectrum of clinical periodontology and implantology, with emphasis in the treatment of endo-perio lesions, hemisections and bicuspidizations, and advanced surgical approaches of Periodontology and Oral Implantology.
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