This course is the clinical component of the Periodontology program curriculum. Students are expected to attend and treat patients at the HBMCDM clinics and the Community Health Centers of Dubai Health Authority.
In the first year, the clinical sessions are mainly devoted to examination, treatment planning, scaling and root planning. It is expected that students may undertake some periodontal surgical procedures towards the end of first year.
In the second year, the clinical sessions are devoted to treatment of patients with periodontal disease, both non-surgically and surgically as well as starting to place a number of implants. Students are also expected to start treating interdisciplinary cases.
In the third year, the clinical sessions are still devoted to treating patients with periodontal disease, both non-surgically and surgically as well as performing a number of mucogingival procedures. Students are expected to undertake treatment of more complex implant cases and continue treatment of interdisciplinary cases.