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Periodontal Disease and Assessment of Risk by Corbet in the British Dental Journal 2012

Periodontal diseases are diagnosed on the basis of clinical signs, with radiographs assisting in treatment planning decisions and in the delivery of periodontal care. In the first instance, use of a screening system, to screen out patients with minimal or... Continue Reading →

The perio classification is about to change !

One of the biggest additions is the inclusion of peri-implant diseases. Another notable difference is better delineation between chronic and aggressive periodontitis. These represent sizeable¬† changes from the last classification in 1999. The classification will be officially unveiled at Europerio9... Continue Reading →

Risk Management in Periodontology

A sizeable proportion of patients in clinical practice will have some form of periodontal disease and most of these patients can be well managed in primary care. Unfortunately, dento-legal claims regarding inappropriate periodontal care are increasing rapidly and are now one of the most common reasons for litigation in dentistry. In this paper we will look at aspects of contemporary management of periodontal disease in clinical practice and offer guidance for examination, management and referral.

The ‘Heavy Metal’ Generation

I watched 'Logan' recently-it was a fairly emotional affair illustrating the slow demise of both Wolverine and Doctor X. The former slowly succumbing to the poisonous adamantium (rhymes with stuff we use!) and the latter to alzheimers and dementia. Wolverine... Continue Reading →

Aggressive Periodontitis…why is it so different to chronic ?

Aggressive_Periodontitis_Alani_Seymour Aggressive periodontitis is a difficult and challenging condition to treat. Due to the relative speed at which attachment loss can occur the key to treatment outcome is early detection. In the main the treatment is similar to that of... Continue Reading →

Contemporary Issues in the provision of Restorative Dentistry

Contemporary issues in the provision of Restorative Dentistry At the current time there are many challenges associated with managing the need for restorative dentistry at all levels within the NHS. This is a multifactorial problem from training, funding, increased need,... Continue Reading →

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