Module 2

Periodontal Disease and Non-Surgical Therapy

Content of the module

Lecturers of this module

The participants are taught a systematic structure of a periodontal treatment concept. The Aachen Periodontal Therapy Concept (APTC) serves as the basis for an individual concept that each participant can implement considering his or her individual practice conditions. The basis is a diagnosis based on the current classification of periodontal diseases, which then determines the therapy sections “initial therapy”, “non-surgical therapy”, “surgical therapy” and “supportive therapy”.

In this module, the possibilities of non-surgical therapy are to be compared and practiced in practical exercises. In addition to the classical instrumentation, alternative possibilities such as the use of sound/ultrasound systems and laser instrumentation will be discussed. Adjuvant procedures as well as drug therapy approaches are also in focus.

Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. dent. Andreas Braun
Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. dent. Andreas Braun
Priv.-Doz. Dr. med. dent Felix Krause
Priv.-Doz. Dr. med. dent Felix Krause
Dr. med. dent. Christoph Kossack
Dr. med. dent. Christoph Kossack

What lecturers say about their module

The participants are taught a systematic structure of a periodontal treatment concept. The Aachen Periodontal Therapy Concept (APTC) serves as the basis for an individual concept that each participant can implement considering his or her individual practice conditions. The basis is a diagnosis based on the current classification of periodontal diseases, which then determines the therapy sections “initial therapy”, “non-surgical therapy”, “surgical therapy” and “supportive therapy”.

In this module, the possibilities of non-surgical therapy are to be compared and practiced in practical exercises. In addition to the classical instrumentation, alternative possibilities such as the use of sound/ultrasound systems and laser instrumentation will be discussed. Adjuvant procedures as well as drug therapy approaches are also in focus.

Periodontal treatment involves a patient-oriented treatment concept that considers the individual characteristics of the disease. Nevertheless, it is important not to lose sight of the basic structure of a systematic treatment in order to provide patients with a comprehensive therapy. The module offers the teaching of a basic treatment system that can be applied to each patient without neglecting the individual characteristics of the individual therapy requirements. Each participant should thus be enabled to develop an individual treatment concept based on state-of-the-art treatment strategies.

Non-surgical treatment plays a central role in systematic periodontitis therapy, as it provides the basis for further treatment stages such as surgical therapy. In many cases, a successful non-surgical therapy already offers the possibility to proceed directly into the periodontal supportive therapy without the need for surgery. In this respect, the non-surgical therapy phase is the core of any systematic periodontal therapy. For this reason, this section of periodontal treatment is treated particularly intensively in the course of the study program.