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Epidemiology of Periodontitis course for Dental Practice

Speciality Classification
Oral Health
Time / Duration
30 min
Subject matter expert
eLearning for Healthcare
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This session describes the principles of periodontal epidemiology. It outlines the current deficiencies in periodontal epidemiology and gives brief details of recent national studies and new guidelines, which were published in May 2015.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe indices that are used in periodontal epidemiology
  • Recognise the problems in periodontal epidemiology relating to what to measure, how to measure, examiner consistency

In practical terms, where commonly occurring diseases, such as dental caries or periodontal diseases are concerned, it is not possible to investigate or examine the entire population, so only a sample is examined. The selection of a representative sample is therefore of paramount importance.

Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

Before commencing this session you should complete the sessions:

  • Periodontal Disease and Management/Periodontal Diagnosis and Determination of Prognosis/Basic Periodontal Examination (BPE) (141-0167)
  • Periodontal Disease and Management/Periodontal Diagnosis and Determination of Prognosis/Periodontal Assessment (141-0168)
Instructors / Speakers
Kenneth A. Eaton,

Professor Kenneth Eaton PhD, MSc, BDS, FFGDP(UK), MGDS RCS (Eng), LDS RCS (Eng), FFPH, FHEA, FICD, DHC has worked in all areas of dentistry. He is listed by the GDC as a specialist in Periodontics and Dental Public Health. He is a Visiting Professor at the University College London, Eastman, King’s College London Dental Institutes and the University of Leeds and is an Honorary Professor at the University of Kent.

Philip Ower,
Specialist in Periodontics, Module Editor for e-Den Module 4

Phil qualified from King’s London in 1978. He joined the RAF after qualifying and was a general dental practitioner until taking an MSc in Periodontology in 1992, after which he was RAF Adviser in Periodontology and ran the RAF School of Dental Hygiene. After leaving the RAF he lectured at the Eastman Dental Institute and worked in several specialist practices. For 10 years he worked alongside Bernie Kieser at the Periodontal Practice in London and now practices at the Briars Dental Centre in Newbury. He is on the GDC’s Specialist Register. He has been an examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons of England (MGDS) and has served two terms on the Council of the British Society of Periodontology. Phil has had papers published in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology, Dental Update, Dental Practice and Independent Dentistry and is on the editorial boards of Dental Health and Primary Dental Care. He lectures throughout the UK, and is responsible for the perio component of the FGDP(UK) Diploma in Restorative Dentistry in both London and Manchester.

Phil is also the e-Den Module Editor for Module 4 Periodontal Disease and Management.

Epidemiology of Periodontitis course for Dental Practice
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Dental, -- DENTAL --
Provider Type
Education Provider
Time / Duration
30 min
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