The department has aimed to the students to be able to — • – gain the knowledge on the clinical,histological and radiologic characteristics of normal and/or healthy period ontium and their relation to age and differentiate them from the diseased state , and also the causative factors of periodontal diseases. • – perform a comprehensive periodontal examination and draw a proper treatment plan, can treat the gingivitis, initial and uncomplicated periodontitis. • – get sound motivation on self-education and research on periodontology as well as to develop an attitude that periodontal care should start with the individual level by appropriate methods and available resources.