Dentistry on the Internet
- This course is designed to serve as a refresher course on the histology of the periodontium for students and graduate dentists that have already attended a formal course. It may also serve as an introduction to periodontal histology to professionals with a non-dental background, but with some knowledge of biology.
- The topics are divided into 4 major parts, one for each of the periodontal tisues, namely gingiva, periodontal ligament, cementum and alveolar bone. The course assume a prior knowledge of basic histology of various tissue types, such as mineralized and non-mineralized connective tissues and epithelium. At the end of certain sections, a short quiz will test your understanding of that section.
- Some references are provided for additional detail. These have been chosen to emphasize textbook chapters or reviews, rather than original research reports.
- At the end of this course, you should be able to describe the main structural characteristics of the periodontal tissues and their relevance to normal masticatory function.
Now meet your faculty: Max A. Listgarten, DDS
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Created: 05/08/1999 Revised: 05/17/2016
Author: Max A. Listgarten
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(Translation: James Deschner, University of Bonn)
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