NEET PG Dental/MDS (NEET MDS)

 

Periodontics has a vast syllabus but is not tough to prepare. You just need to have a good strategy to prepare for the exam in order to cover the entire syllabus within a specified time frame.

Prepare the topics that carry high weightage rather than wasting time on the topics that are unimportant. Moreover, commitment and hard work are essential factors to prepare well for the exam.

PrepLadder bring forth this blog to assist you all in preparing periodontics. It will familiarize you with tips to prepare this subject and the most important topics that you must prepare as selective study approach is the key to crack MDS entrance exams.

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Tips to Prepare

  • Clear the basic concept and prepare notes while preparing
  • Learn with the help of diagrams and flowcharts
  • Devise a proper study schedule and stick to it in order to track your preparation.
  • Practice mock tests and previous year’s question papers.

 

Topics imperative to prepare periodontics for MDS entrance exams:

IMPORTANT TOPIC

SUB-TOPIC

ANATOMICAL CONSIDERATIONS

  • Gingiva: Types, width, stippling, interdental col, gingival sulcus, junctional epithelium, keratinization (ortho  keratinization), cells in gingival epithelium, gingival fibres
  • Periodontal ligament: principal fibres, indifferent fibre plexus
  • Alveolar process: consistency, fenestration, dehiscence
  • Cementum: types, classification
  • Age changes in periodontium: features

GINGIVAL CREVICULAR FLUID

  • Enzymes in GCF
  • Amount of GCF secretion per day
  • Factors affecting GCF secretion
  • Immunoglobulins in GCF
  • Predominant cells in GCF

PERIODONTAL ETIOLOGY, IMMUNOLOGY AND MICROBIOLOGY

  • Plaque
  • Materia alba
  • Extracellular polysacchrides (glucans, dextrans)
  • Composition  of plaque
  • Calculus
  • Mode of attachment
  • Theories of mineralization of calculus
  • Microbiology
  • Plaque hypothesis
  • Corn cob structures
  • Periodontal microorganisms
  • Bacteria associated with periodontitis

DIABETES AND PERIODONTITIS

  • Effect of diabetes on periodontium and associated structures

PERIODONTAL DISEASES

  • Gingivitis
  • ANUG
  • Primary herpetic gingivostomatitis
  • Gingival enlargement- drug induced, conditioned enlargement, puberty gingival enlargement
  • Pocket: Pathogenesis, Clinical and Histopathological Features, Gingivoplasty and Gingivectomy
  • Periodontitis
  • Aggressive periodontitis -   Bacterial etiology and Types
  • Refractory periodontitis
  • Periodontal abscess

BONE DESTRUCTION PATTERNS

  • Various patterns of bone destruction, their mechanism and factors associated

TRAUMA FROM OCCLUSION

  • Primary TFO
  • Signs and symptoms
  • Bone Remodelling
  • Systemic Biochemical markers of bone resorption

ADVANCES IN PERIODONTAL DIAGNOSIS

  • Automated florida probe

PROGNOSIS

  • Classification

PERIODONTAL TREATMENT

  • Mechanical plaque control
  • Toothbrush
  • Tooth brushing techniques
  • Dentifrice
  • Interdental cleaning agents
  • Chemical plaque control

INSTRUMENTS

  • Principles of scaling
  • Gracey curette series and specific area of use
  • Universal curette

ANTIMICROBIAL AGENTS

  • Local drug delivery (actisite, elyzol)
  • Pharmacological strategies for treating bone loss

PERIODONTAL FLAPS

  • Classification
  • Modified Widman flap
  • Apically displaced flap
  • Concept of biological width and its significance
  • Root coverage

RESECTIVE OSSEOUS SURGERY

  • Regeneration and reconstructive techniques
  • Graft materials and procedures
  • Furcation

PERIODONTAL PLASTIC AND ESTHETIC SURGERY

  • Technique
  • Root coverage
  • Mucogingival surgery & guided tissue regeneration

PERIODONTAL DRESSINGS

  • Functions
  • Classification

HEALING

  • Factors involved in healing
  • Healing after periodontal therapy
  • Healing of soft tissue grafts (the initial phase)

HALITOSIS

  • Classification
  • Treatment needs

Also Read:  NEET MDS: The Correct Approach to Prepare!


Reference BOOK

  • Carranza’s Clinical Periodontology

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We hope this blog will back your preparation for periodontics and allow you to easily answer questions from this subject in MDS entrance exams.

Be persistent in your preparation and hard work.

 

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