Student Learning Outcomes
The following learning outcomes have been developed and adopted by the faculty. These goals, skills, and knowledge must be demonstrated by every graduate to qualify for graduation. The Department of Periodontics assess these outcomes in the classroom, the laboratory, and through treatment of clinical cases over the length of the program, using examinations, presentation of papers, and review of clinical treatment.
The competencies expected of a graduate are:
- Have an understanding of the biology and pathology of the periodontium.
- Be soundly based in the interpretation of the dental literature in periodontics.
- Be clinically competent to conceptualize, rationalize and defend periodontal therapy in advanced cases. In addition, he/she should be aware of and have performed current therapeutically accepted periodontal modalities.
- Be innovative and logically reason using prior biological information.
- Be worthy of the title "Specialist".
- Be able to communicate, motivate and educate patients and general dentists on their level.
- Believe in the necessity of continuing education and self-enrichment.
- Assume leadership in the advancement of periodontics in his/her community. He/she also should be active in the American Academy of Periodontology.
- Be able to demonstrate an organizational ability to collect and present data.
- Be able to interpret the collected data and subsequently to diagnose, prognosticate and develop a Comprehensive Treatment Plan.
- Be able to evaluate, critically, the results of therapy.
- Be able to demonstrate his/her ability to perform all the above activities in a professional manner.
- Design, conduct and present a research project. Each research project must be written in a format suitable for publication.
Residents enrolled in the Periodontics Advanced Education Program must complete the following requirements:
1. Graduate students, regardless of classification, must maintain a 3.0 (B) grade point average for all course work taken for graduate credit at UMKC.
2. Graduate students must maintain a 3.0 (B) grade point average in their graduate level specialty course work.
3. Grades in specialty area course work must be B or better. Any specialty area course that is graded below B must be repeated.Required Core Curriculum