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Table of Contents

Introduction – The Historical Background of Periodontology

Part 1: Biologic Basis of Periodontology
Section 1 – Normal Periodontium
1. Anatomy of the periodontium
2. Aging and the periodontium

Section 2 – Classification and Epidemiology of Periodontal Diseases
3. Classification of diseases and conditions affecting the periodontium
4. Fundamentals in the methods of periodontal disease epidemiology

Section 3 – Etiology of Periodontal Diseases
5. Periodontal pathogenesis
6. Genetic susceptibility to periodontal disease
7. The role of dental calculus and other local predisposing factors
8. Biofilm and periodontal microbiology
9. Molecular biology of the host-microbe interactions in periodontal diseases
10. Smoking and periodontal disease

Section 4 – Relationship between Periodontal Disease and Systemic Health
11. Influence of systemic conditions on the periodontium
12. Impact of periodontal infection on systemic health

Section 5 – Gingival Pathology
13. Defense mechanisms of the gingiva
14. Gingival inflammation
15. Clinical features of gingivitis
16. Gingival enlargement
17. Acute gingival infections
18. Gingival disease in childhood
19. Desquamative gingivitis

Section 6 – Periodontal Pathology
20. The periodontal pocket
21. Bone loss and patterns of bone destruction
22. Periodontal response to external forces
23. Chronic periodontitis
24. Necrotizing ulcerative periodontitis
25. Aggressive periodontitis
26. Pathology and management of periodontal problems in patients with HIV infection
28. Sleep-disordered breathing

Part 2: Clinical Periodontics
Section 1 – Diagnosis, Prognosis, and Treatment Plan
29. Clinical diagnosis
30. Levels of clinical significance
31. Radiographic aids in the diagnosis


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