Learning Outcomes

By the completion of this Preceptorship program, the participant should be able to:

  • Gather medical and dental history data, proper clinical and periodontal information, and clinical photographs for proper case presentation.
  • Make accurate periodontal diagnoses based on pertinent historical, clinical and radiographic information, and to arrive at reasonable periodontal treatment plans including the use of dental implants.
  • Explain and be clinically familiar with a variety of periodontal surgical procedures for treatment of chronic inflammatory and aggressive periodontal diseases.
  • Explain and be clinically familiar with various periodontal surgical procedures for proper functional and cosmetic crown lengthening.
  • Assess the outcomes of non-surgical and surgical periodontal treatment.
  • Investigate current and classic periodontal and dental implant literature, with a developing ability to critically review pertinent articles.
  • Explain and be clinically familiar with other surgical techniques such as tooth extraction using periotomes, bone grafting and guided bone regeneration techniques.

The proficient and dedicated preceptor student may be able to use advanced surgical techniques for placement of implants such as guided surgery techniques and immediate loading techniques. All clinical procedures will be allowed based on clinical instructor monitoring and student ability to demonstrate the knowledge and skill to proceed with proper patient treatment.