About Periodontics at Trinity College Dublin
The course in periodontics has the following clinical emphasis: the management of periodontal conditions and the planning and execution of oral implant therapy. The course includes didactic and clinical components and provides the basis for continuing professional development after completion of the programme. The course has been developed with the intention of fulfilling the criteria for specialist recognition identified by the Dental Council of Ireland. In addition, students attend a core course common to all of the postgraduate clinical dental disciplines. The core course provides a wide postgraduate background in biology, clinical management, epidemiology and statistics and in science related to dentistry. The clinical teaching is based in the scientific literature. The research emphasis centres on assessment of periodontal treatment modalities, regeneration of periodontal tissue components and bone augmentation around implants in areas of deficient bone. Student also undertake a research project leading to a thesis. The findings should be suitable for publication in peer reviewed international journals. The course leads to the award of Master in Dental Surgery (M.Dent.Ch.).