Module 1

Oral Microbiology, Pathogenesis and Medical Immunology

Content of the module

Lecturers of this module

The participants will learn which factors contribute to the development and progression of periodontitis. They will understand the weighting of these factors and whether or how these factors can be successfully influenced. The participants will learn that age, certain general diseases (e.g. diabetes mellitus, obesity/metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular diseases, erectile dysfunction, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic inflammatory bowel diseases, osteoporosis, neurodegenerative diseases, chronic kidney diseases, pneumonia, COPD, premature birth) and drugs (e.g. antiresorptive drugs, biologicals, angiogenesis inhibitors) have an influence on the periodontium.

They will also learn that periodontitis contributes to the development and progression of such diseases. In addition, they will learn the consequences of the interaction between periodontal and systemic diseases for the diagnosis, prevention, therapy and aftercare of periodontal diseases.

Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. dent. James Deschner
Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. dent. James Deschner
Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Georg Conrads
Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Georg Conrads

What lecturers say about their module

The participants will learn which factors contribute to the development and progression of periodontitis. They will understand the weighting of these factors and whether or how these factors can be successfully influenced. The participants will learn that age, certain general diseases (e.g. diabetes mellitus, obesity/metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular diseases, erectile dysfunction, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic inflammatory bowel diseases, osteoporosis, neurodegenerative diseases, chronic kidney diseases, pneumonia, COPD, premature birth) and drugs (e.g. antiresorptive drugs, biologicals, angiogenesis inhibitors) have an influence on the periodontium. They will also learn that periodontitis contributes to the development and progression of such diseases. In addition, they will learn the consequences of the interaction between periodontal and systemic diseases for the diagnosis, prevention, therapy and aftercare of periodontal diseases.

Periodontal diseases are closely related to diseases of the entire organism. Some of these are bidirectional interactions. In an aging society with multimorbid and polymedicated patients, these interactions play an increasingly important role in the prevention and especially in the successful therapy and aftercare of patients with periodontitis.

The M.Sc. in Periodontology provides knowledge about how periodontal diseases develop, are diagnosed and treated. General diseases play an important role in both the development and therapy of periodontitis. At the same time, this topic (interactions between periodontitis and general diseases) makes it clear that the successful therapy of multimorbid and polymedicated patients can only be carried out in an interdisciplinary manner across the boundaries of dentistry. This module thus creates a bridge to medicine and thus also underlines a holistic approach of the master program.