Periodontal Disease Pathology

Text 60 mins CPD 80% required to pass

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Course Details

  • This course takes an in-depth look at periodontal disease pathology and formation.
  • You will be presented with a coursebook followed by an assessment with options for feedback and reflection.
  • Once you have achieved a mark of 80% or more, you will be presented with a certificate to download. 
  • If you do not pass you will have the opportunity to review the content and retake the assessment.


The aim of this course is to help learners understand what periodontal disease is, what causes it, and the body's immune response. 


During this course learners will be able to:

  • Explain the differences between innate and adaptive immunity.
  • Describe how plaque biofilm is formed.
  • Identify which bacteria and pathogens cause periodontal disease.
  • Describe how periodontal pathogens activate the immune response.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course the learner will gain an understanding of:

  • The stages of biofilm formation.
  • The role of the immune response in periodontal disease.
  • The bacterial origins of periodontal disease.
  • The role of bacteria in periodontal disease.

GDC Development Outcome


Topics covered

Clinical : Periodontics

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