Basic Periodontics Course

with
Dr. Ruben Garcia

Course Introduction

This is a course designed for general dentists that want to enhance their periodontal knowledge, skills and having mentoring in the delivery of their first periodontal cases and surgeries. This also includes peri-implantitis cases. Due to the amount of mentoring provided through the course and the first surgical procedures, the intake for this course is limited to 4-6 students.
Dates: TBC in due course
Timings: 9:00am – 6:30pm
Fee: £2,800 (inclusive of refreshments and lunch)
Each participant will receive comprehensive course notes and a certificate of completion with 14 hours verifiable CPD. Format: This course will be divided in 4 sessions, including mentoring in the planning of an intermediate/advanced periodontal case and delivery of a one-to-one surgical session.

Format

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Day 1: Full-day theoretical session covering the basics needed for the provision of a solid periodontal plan. This includes:

09:00 – 11:00
  • Anatomy and physiology of the periodontium.
  • Aetiopathogenesis of the periodontal and peri-implant diseases.

11:00 – 11:30: Coffee Break
11:30 – 13:30
  • Epidemiology of periodontal and peri-implant diseases.
  • Microbiology of the periodontal and peri-implant diseases.

13:30-14:00: Lunch break
14:00 – 16:00
  • Clinical exam and diagnosis of periodontal and peri-implant disease.
  • Classification of periodontal and peri-implant diseases (World Workshop 2017)

16:00-16:30: Coffee break
16:30 – 18:30
  • Overall clinical management of periodontal and peri-implant disease.
  • Non-surgical management of periodontal and peri-implant disease.
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Day 2: Full-day theoretical session covering the basics of the current surgical treatment modalities to manage periodontal and peri-implant diseases:

09:00 – 11:00
  • Aim of periodontal and peri-implant surgery.
  • Basic concepts of periodontal and peri-implant surgery.

11:00 – 11:30: Coffee Break
11:30 – 13:30
  • Periodontal resective surgery.


13:30-14:00: Lunch break
14:00 – 16:00
  • Crown-lengthening.


16:00-16:30: Coffee break
16:30 – 18:30
  • Periodontal regenerative therapy.
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Day 3: Case presentation preparation and hands-on session on pig’s head:

09:00 – 12:00

Case presentation preparation. Students will be instructed in the key aspects to prepare a case presentation. This would be needed to reflect in all that have been learnt in previous sessions and prior to have their last session with a one-to-one surgery with me in which the student will be mentored in his/her initial steps for this more complex modality of treatment.

12:00 – 12:30: Lunch Break
12:30 – 17:00

Full hands-on surgical training session on pig’s head. This will also include practical session on non-surgical treatment.

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Day 4: One-to-one surgical session with the student:

After the delivery of all previous modules, the student will have to prepare and document a periodontal case from the baseline all the way up to the reassessment stage. During this time, the student will have the freedom to contact me to discuss the planning and the delivery of the periodontal treatment. Once the patient has reached the stage where periodontal surgery would be needed, it will be agreed with the student which procedure will be delivered on a one-to-one basis and location. This would be either the student’s practice (if it is within London area or nearby locations) or at my practice location at Wimpole Street Dental Clinic.