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Determining Prognosis course for Dental Practice

Speciality Classification
Oral Health
Time / Duration
30 minutes
Subject matter expert
eLearning for Healthcare
Endorsed By
Faculty of Dental Surgery,elfh,NHS

Patients and clinicians are concerned about disease, outcomes of treatment of the disease and then the likely future course of events. This approach to patient care relies on the clinicians’ assessment of prognosis and this session guides you through how you could do this for periodontal disease.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Define prognosis
  • List factors which affect outcomes of periodontal treatments
  • Estimate the influence of these factors in your clinical work

Prognosis attempts to predict the outcome of a disease, the effect of any treatment and therefore the dental future for the patient.

Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

Before commencing this session you should have knowledge of:

  • Natural history and classification of periodontal diseases
  • Periodontal examination
  • Diagnosis and aetiopathology of periodontal diseases
  • Risk factors associated with periodontal diseases
  • Treatments for periodontal diseases
  • Supportive periodontal treatment
Instructors / Speakers
Raj Joshi,
Consultant in Restorative Dentistry (Retired)

Raj Joshi was a Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, with a special interest in Periodontics, at the Charles Clifford Dental Hospital in Sheffield from 1988 to 2010.

Raj was also Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Sheffield. He developed and taught on the specialist training programmes in Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry.

Sandra Orr,
Consultant in Restorative Dentistry

Sandra Orr is a consultant in Restorative Dentistry at Charles Clifford Dental Hospital, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Sheffield. She has a special interest in periodontology.

Sandra graduated from Queen’s University of Belfast in 1979, and completed her specialist training in restorative dentistry at the Royal Group of Hospitals, Belfast and the Eastman Dental Hospital, London. She was appointed as consultant in Restorative Dentistry in Sheffield in 2002.

Determining Prognosis course for Dental Practice
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Dental, -- DENTAL --
Provider Type
Education Provider
Time / Duration
30 minutes
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