DAY 1 – AETIOLOGY, DIAGNOSIS, ASSESMENT, MANAGING RISK, TREATMENT PLANNING
1. To appreciate the range of periodontal and peri-implant conditions that require treatment, and those that do not.
2. To understand the principal aetiological and risk factors involved in the development of periodontal and peri-implant diseases.
3. To understand the importance of screening and assessment for periodontal and peri-implant disease in general dental practice.
4. To understand the value and limitations of periodontal probing.
5. To appreciate the range of treatment options available for periodontal and peri-implant diseases.
At the end of Day 1 participants will be able to:
1. Diagnose periodontal and peri-implant diseases accurately and effectively.
2. Use BPE as a fast and effective screening tool.
3. Use periodontal probing more effectively.
4. Assess patients level of risk for periodontitis and peri-implantitis effectively.
5. To be able to deliver oral hygiene effectively.
DAY 2 – TREATMENT PLANNING AND NON-SURGICAL TREATMENT OPTIONS
1. To appreciate the range of periodontal and peri-implant treatment options available and indications for each.
2. To understand the objectives of non-surgical therapy and how this relates to current practice.
3. To understand the indications for, and limitations of, antimicrobial therapy.
4. To understand the aetiology and management of perio-endo lesions.
5. To understand the options for the management of furcation lesions.
At the end of Day 2 participants will be able to:
1. Treatment plan periodontal and peri-implant care logically
2. Choose an appropriate treatment approach for individual patients.
3. Use antimicrobials in a rational and evidence-based way.
4. Manage furcation lesions.
5. Manage perio-endo lesions
DAY 3 – PERIODONTAL SURGERY FOR THE DISEASED PATIENT
1. To appreciate the indications and contraindications for surgical periodontal and peri-implant therapy.
2. To understand the principles of periodontal surgical technique.
3. To understand the treatment options for vertical bone defects.
4. To understand the principles of root resection techniques.
At the end of Day 3 participants will be able to:
1. Carry out simple pocket reduction surgery.
2. Manage vertical bone defects predictably.
3. Carry out root resection procedures.
DAY 4 – PERIODONTAL PLASTIC SURGERY FOR THE NON-DISEASED PATIENT
1. To appreciate the indications and contraindications for surgical crown lengthening and other pre-restorative techniques.
2. To understand the principles of periodontal and peri-implant plastic surgery.
3. To understand the relevance of root coverage procedures.
4. To understand the advantages and disadvantages of different root coverage techniques.
At the end of Day 4 participants will be able to:
1. Carry out simple crown lengthening procedures.
2. Use pre-restorative surgery in complex restorative cases.
3. Discuss the benefits of periodontal plastic surgery with patients.
4. Carry out simple root coverage procedures.