Periodontics: Periodontics is that specialty of dentistry which encompasses the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the supporting and surrounding tissues of the teeth or their substitutes and the maintenance of the health, function and esthetics of these structures and tissues.
Endodontics: Endodontics is the branch of dentistry which is concerned with the morphology, physiology and pathology of the human dental pulp and periradicular tissues. Its study and practice encompass the basic and clinical sciences including biology of the normal pulp, the etiology, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases and injuries of the pulp and associated periradicular conditions
The comprehensive mission of the Department of Periodontics and Endodontics is :
To prepare predoctoral dental students in the art and science of Periodontology and Endodontics to meet and exceed the standards necessary for accreditation by the American Dental Association.
To educate dentists to becomc dental specialists in the field of Periodontology and Endodontics for academic, research and clinical careers.
To advance knowledge in Periodontology and Endodontics through research and community service.
To educate and facilitate the continuing education of dental professionals in practice.