Learning Objectives

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

  • Define innate and adaptive or acquired immunity.
  • Describe principal components of innate and acquired immunity.
  • Compare and contrast the five classes of immunoglobulins.
  • Name the major types of leukocytes.
  • Summarize the four types of hypersensitivity reactions to foreign substances.
  • Discuss the origin, maturation, and function of T-cells and B-cells.
  • Understand the role of bacterial complexes in periodontal disease.
  • Discuss the role of inflammation in periodontal tissue destruction.