Essentials of Periodontal Management in General Practice

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Speaker(s): Phil Ower
CPD Time: 1.5 hours
Duration: 1 hour
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This presentation covers the essential elements of periodontal management in a general practice setting that enable clinicians to provide the best possible level of care for patients with periodontitis.  It is suitable for both dentists and hygienists/therapists and covers screening, assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning and contemporary non-surgical treatment methods.

Learning objectives

On completion of this video you should be able to:

  • Show the importance of screening for periodontal disease using BPE (Basic Periodontal examination)
  •  Highlight new changes in the use of BPE
  •  Identify the importance and limitations of periodontal probing
  •  Discuss different recording methods
  •  Evaluate different types of radiographs in periodontal diagnosis
  •  Outline currently used classification criteria
  •  Identify the key components of an effective diagnosis
  •  Outline the principles of effective treatment planning
  •  Discuss the crucial importance of self-performed plaque control and self-care
  •  Evaluate different forms of non-surgical management of periodontitis

This talk satisfies the GDC’s learning outcome:

  • C – Maintenance and development of knowledge and skill within your field of practice



Specialist in Periodontics

Phil qualified from King’s London in 1978. He joined the RAF after qualifying and was a general dental practitioner until taking an MSc in Periodontology in 1992, after which he was RAF Adviser in Periodontology and ran the RAF School of Dental Hygiene. After leaving the RAF in 1996 he lectured at the Eastman Dental Institute and worked in several specialist practices. For 10 years he worked alongside the renowned Bernie Kieser at the Periodontal Practice in London and now practices exclusively at the Briars Dental Centre in Newbury. He has been an examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons of England (MGDS) and has served two terms on the Council of the British Society of Periodontology (BSP). He is serving a third term on the BSP Council prior to his Presidency of the BSP in 2015-16.  Phil has had papers published in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology, Dental Update, Dental Practice and Independent Dentistry and has served on the editorial boards of Primary Dental Care and Dental Health. He is a Module editor on the eDen project for e-Learning for Healthcare and is currently editing a new undergraduate textbook for the publisher Elsevier.  He lectures throughout the UK and internationally, and spoke at Europerio 7 in Vienna in 2012.  He is also responsible for the perio component of the FGDP(UK) Diploma in Restorative Dentistry in both London and Manchester.

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