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A clinical guide to periodontology: Pathology of periodontal disease by Hasan and Palmer

An appreciation of dental plaque and the host response provides an essential basis from which to understand the disease process and treatment rationale. This information will help the reader to understand not only the way that plaque may have an... Continue Reading →

Periodontal care in general practice: 20 important FAQs-or things we should know about ‘gum disease’ that our patients could benefit from ! By Wadia & Chapple

Excellent bitesize summaries from Reena Wadia and Iain Chapple on common popular aspects of modern periodontal disease diagnosis and management. Well worth sometime from two experts in the field. The link is below. Click here for the paper  CLICK HERE... Continue Reading →

Peri-implantitis. Part 2: Prevention and maintenance of peri-implant health by Alani & Bishop

The prevention of any disease process should be the cornerstone of any healthcare provision. This ethos is well established in dentistry with plaque associated disease such as periodontitis and caries but is at the current time less developed for peri-implantitis.... Continue Reading →

Periodontal diagnosis in the context of the 2017 classification system of periodontal diseases and conditions – implementation in clinical practice

The 2017 World Workshop Classification system for periodontal and peri-implant diseases and conditions was developed in order to accommodate advances in knowledge derived from both biological and clinical research, that have emerged since the 1999 International Classification of Periodontal Diseases.... Continue Reading →

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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