Specialty Clinical Training – Clinic

This course is the clinical component of the Periodontology program curriculum. Students are
expected to attend and treat patients at the HBMCDM dental clinics.
In the first year, the simulation exercises using dental models and animal cadavers will cover a
wide range of procedures including scaling and root planning, maintenance of hand instruments,
basic surgical skills and advanced surgical periodontal procedures. 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.