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 7398: Practical Periodontics for General Dental Practitioners (8 day course)
Date & time: 08/12/2017   09:30 - 16:30
14/12/2017   09:30 - 16:30
23/01/2018   09:30 - 16:30
25/01/2018   09:30 - 16:30
06/02/2018   09:30 - 16:30
08/02/2018   09:30 - 16:30
07/03/2018   09:30 - 16:30
08/03/2018   09:30 - 16:30
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The aim of the course is to update practitioners in basic diagnosis and treatment planning, discussing current concepts in risk factors and patient evaluation.

Learning objectives:

MODULE 1 and 2: Foundations in Periodontology 1

At the end of these days delegates will:

  • Understand the medicolegal aspects of periodontal practice
  • Understand the principle aetiology and risk factors of periodontal disease

§ Understand periodontal history taking and examination

§ Understand screening, diagnosis and treatment planning of periodontal disease in general practice: interactive learning

§ Understand the limitations of our diagnostic tools

§ Strengthen their periodontal prognostic assessment

§ Understand the principles of non-surgical periodontal treatment and achieve improved results from non-surgical therapy: hands-on component


MODULE 3 and 4 – Foundations of Periodontology 2

At the end of these days delegates will:

§ Understand the use of local and systemic adjunctives in periodontal therapy: interactive learning

§ Understand the options for the management of periodontal-endodontic   lesions and furcation involvements: interactive learning

§ Understand the aims of supportive periodontal therapy 

§ Understand the interaction between periodontal health and general health

  • Understand the use of lasers and air flow therapy in periodontal therapy


MODULE 5 – Looking after implants in general dental practice

At the end of the day delegates will:

  • Understand basic implant components
  • Understand an overview of assessment and indications for implant therapy
  • Understand their duty of care to patients who present with an implant
  • Understand the clinical assessment and diagnosis of patients that present with dental implants: interactive learning
  • Understand basic non-surgical and supportive periodontal therapy for dental implants
  • Understand an overview of the diagnosis and management of peri-mucositis, peri-implantitis and general implant failure


MODULE 6 and 7 – Periodontal surgery

At the end of these days delegates will:

  • Think critically about the indications for periodontal surgery
  • Critically evaluate relevant dental literature in relation to periodontal surgical outcomes vs. non-surgical therapy
  • Evaluate the suitability of a patient for periodontal surgery
  • Develop an understanding of soft tissue handling, osseous contouring and basic suturing techniques: hands-on component
  • Develop an understanding of pocket reduction surgery, crown lengthening surgery, periodontal regenerative surgery and mucogingival surgery: hands-on component


 MODULE 8 – Case presentations

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of the course delegates will be able to:


1. Further develop and use skills in collecting, using and presenting information, problem solving and communication

2. Critically understand and use concepts, theories and current knowledge relevant to periodontology practice within the context of a changing dental care delivery scenario

3. Understand, integrate and apply concepts, theories and knowledge relevant to periodontology practice

4. Develop skills for clinical practice for the benefit of the population, the profession and personal development

5. Apply theory and knowledge to reflect on experience and to develop their own practice and recommend and implement change

6. Further develop skills and attitudes appropriate to a dentist aiming to play a role in service innovation and delivery.

GDC Outcomes: C

Ryan, Paul
Patel, Neesha
Patel, Rupal
Patel, Neesha
Role intended: Dentist
Price: £640.00
CPD hours: 48
Course type: Lecture
Subject area(s): Periodontal therapy & management of soft tissues
Pre-course material: No pre-course reading material added yet.
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