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Webinar: Periodontics – where are we now?

  • Dates: 28 – 28 Feb, 2019

Date:  Thursday 28 February 2019
19.00 – 20.00 AEST
Suitable for: All dental practitioners, particularly final year students and those who graduated in the last five years
Cost: Free for members

Everything you need to know about contemporary periodontal practice

What is your understanding on the current thinking on periodontal disease? Things have changed – like to know more?

Join Dr Christopher Barker, Specialist Periodontist, as he provides the current thinking about how periodontitis develops, and the symptoms, risk factors and guidance you need to be aware of when diagnosing and treating your patients.

Designed for all dental practitioners, particularly those in the early stage of their career, this live one-hour webinar will discuss how periodontitis develops, and the symptoms and risk factors you need to be aware of when diagnosing and treating your patients.

With an opportunity for real time questions and answers during the broadcast, this is the ideal way to have the expertise of Dental Protection brought directly to you.

By the end of the webinar you will:
  • Understand how periodontal disease develops and the risk factors influencing progression
  • Learn how to assess the condition and what records should be taken
  • Be aware of treatment options available for your patients
  • Understand how the new classification affects your practice
Recommended pre-reading

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

T. Dietrich, P Ower, M Tank, N X West, C Walter, I Needleman, F J Hughes, R Wadia, M R Milward, P J Hodge, I L C Chapple, in behalf of the British Society of Periodontology.

British Dental Journal, Vol 226 No 1, January 11 2019

Guest speaker

Dr Christopher Barker

Dr Christopher Barker is a Specialist Periodontist and Principal of Proactive Perio. He completed his Doctorate in Clinical Dentistry, specialising in Periodontology, at Griffith University in 2014.

Dr Barker is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, and has completed the Long Surgical Course Certification from Implant Team International (ITI). He recently became one of a handful of periodontists certified to be a Guided Biofilm Therapy (GBT) instructor at the Swiss Dental Academy.
Dr Barker is an active advocate of continuing education. He is currently the President of the Australian Osseointegration Society (AOS), Queensland Branch and sole director of Implant Team Internationale (ITI) Sunshine Coast.

He was a former president of the Australian Society of Periodontology (ASP), and is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Periodontists (ANZAP) and the Australian Dental Association (ADA).

Dr Barker’s session will be facilitated by Dr Mike Rutherford, experienced Dentolegal Adviser for Dental Protection Australia.

The views, information, or opinions expressed during this webinar are those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of Dental Protection Limited Australia and its employees.

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