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.