Course Details

Course Number
Spring 2015
Bridwell Hall
Classroom Number
Days & Times

Monday & Wednesday 9:30-10:50AM

Debra Kelley (view Profile)

Course Attachments


Course Objectives

Given reading assignments, lecture, class discussion, videos, and lab work as   applicable, upon completion of this course the student should be able to:

                                    1.    Identify the history and evolution of periodontal disease and therapy.


                                    2.    Locate, describe, and identify the function of each component of the periodontium,

                                            histologically and anatomically.

                                    3.    Explain risk factors in periodontal disease, classify periodontal bacteria, identify specific periodontal pathogens and level of

                                            virulence, and describe the disease process at the cellular level.


                                    4.    Explain the role of plaque as oral biofilm, calculus, and conditions that affect periodontal health.


                                    5.    Identify and classify the diseases of the gingiva and periodontium, identify the etiology and pathogenesis of periodontal

                                           diseases, describe the effects of antibiotic therapy and its appropriate use.


                                    6.    Describe the biological basis of occlusal function and distinguish between primary

                                            and secondary occlusal trauma.


                                    7.    Describe the various methods and relationships of assessment tools in periodontal

                                            disease, list the goals and phases of periodontal treatment for AAP case types and list

                                            factors involved with prognosis.


                                    8.    Identify plaque/oral biofilm as an etiologic agent describe the action of mechanical

                                             and chemical plaque control, and the role of patient.


                                    9.    Define the goals and rationale for surgical and non-surgical periodontal therapy,

                                            describe the various techniques, indications for treatment, and post-surgical care.


                                    10.  Describe the various types of dental implants, explain factors contributing to success of

                                             failure of implants, and describe dental hygiene maintenance therapy of the dental implant



                                    11.  List the sequence, effectiveness, and objectives of supportive periodontal therapy,

                                            explain the relationship between compliance and recurrence of periodontal disease,

                                            and describe methods of controlling dentin hypersensitivity


                                    12.  Describe signs and symptoms of periodontal emergencies, identify systems factors

                                             influencing periodontal diseases, and describe treatment modifications for patients

                                            having these systemic factors.


Grading Standards

        Dental Hygiene Department Grading Scale

         Exam # 1     25%

        Exam # 2      25%

        Exam # 3      25%

        Final Exam   25%


       A = 92 - 100

       B = 83 - 91

       C = 75 – 82       

       D = 65 – 74        

Final Exam

05/13/2015 8:00am-12:00

Submission Format Policy

Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception.

Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters.

We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student.

We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed.

Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, (940) 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement

The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor

All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Attendance Requirements

More than two (2) absences for any reason will result in a loss of 5 points from final course grade for EACH

absence over the allowed 2. In cases of extreme illness and/or hospitalization, individual decisions may be

made. Two (2) tardies will be the equivalent of one (1) absence. Students must be present for the entire class

period to get credit for a class session. Students leaving class early will be counted as absent.  The student is held

                responsible for addressing these actions with the instructor. 

Writing Proficiency Requirement

All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed the 6 hours of Communication Core and and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at, or call 397-4131.

Campus Carry

Senate Bill 11 passed by the 84th Texas Legislature allows licensed handgun holders to carry concealed handguns on campus, effective August 1, 2016. Areas excluded from concealed carry are appropriately marked, in accordance with state law. For more information regarding campus carry, please refer to the University’s webpage at

If you have questions or concerns, please contact MSU Chief of Police Patrick Coggins at