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Anatomy & Histology of the Gingival Unit and Basic Oral Hygiene

COURSE NUMBER: 592

Courtney Ison, RDH, MS

Credit Hours:

1 Hour(s)

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This course will examine the characteristics of the gingival unit and discuss basic recommendations necessary for achieving and maintaining the health of the gingiva. The periodontium includes the tissues that support and surround the teeth...

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Overview

This course will examine the characteristics of the gingival unit and discuss basic recommendations necessary for achieving and maintaining the health of the gingiva. The periodontium includes the tissues that support and surround the teeth including the free gingiva, attached gingiva, alveolar mucosa, cementum, periodontal ligament, and alveolar process. Having a basic understanding of these structures allows clinicians to provide the best possible care to their patients by allowing them to accurately assess a patient’s oral health status. The free gingiva, attached gingiva, and alveolar mucosa make up the gingival unit and are the only components of the periodontium that are clinically visible.

  • Intended Audience:

    Dental Hygienists, Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students

  • Date Course Online:

    Aug 1, 2019

  • Last Revision Date:

    NA

  • Course Expiration Date:

    Jul 31, 2022

  • Cost:

    Free

  • Method:

    Self-instructional

  • AGD Subject Code(s):

    10

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:


  • Name and describe the components of the periodontium.
  • Name and describe the components of the gingival unit.
  • Describe and identify basic anatomy and histology of the gingival unit.
  • Describe the characteristics of healthy gingiva.
  • Understand the role of local contributory factors influencing gingival health.
  • Explain the recommendations for toothbrushing and flossing.

Disclaimers

P&G is providing these resource materials to dental professionals. We do not own this content nor are we responsible for any material herein. Participants must always be aware of the hazards of using limited knowledge in integrating new techniques or procedures into their practice.  Only sound evidence-based dentistry should be used in patient therapy. Note:  Registration is required to take test.

Author(s)

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement

  • The author reports no conflicts of interest associated with this course.

Courtney Ison

RDH, MS

Clinical Instructor and Private Practice Dental Hygienist*


After completing a degree in dental hygiene, Mrs. Ison was appointed as a clinical instructor at the University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College. She then completed a Master of Scie...

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Submission Information

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Recognition

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The Procter & Gamble Company is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.


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Approved PACE Program Provider

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Nationally Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit.

Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement.


8/1/2021 to 7/31/2027

Provider ID# 211886

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AADH Approved Program Provider

Procter & Gamble is designated as an approved Provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc. #AADHPGC (January 1, 2022-December 31, 2023). Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial Board of Dentistry. Licensee should maintain this document in the event of an audit.