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Local Risk Factors for Periodontitis

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

This session will provide an introduction to the variety of local risk factors, focusing particularly on iatrogenic risk factors.

Learning Objectives

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

  • List and describe the various types of local risk factors
  • Identify the presence of iatrogenic local risk factors
  • Discuss how the design of restorations and appliances can minimise the formation of local risk factors

The previous e-Den session on risk factors (Risk Factors for Periodontitis - Systemic Risk Factors) discussed the extensive range of risk factors, predictors and indicators that may result in patients developing periodontal disease.

Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

Before commencing this session you should have completed the following e-Den sessions in Module 04 Periodontal Disease and Management:

  • Aetiology of Periodontal Disease/Micro and Macro Anatomy of the Periodontal Tissues (141-0160)
  • Aetiology of Periodontal Disease/Risk Factors for Periodontitis – Systemic Risk Factors (141-0165)
Instructors / Speakers
Mike Milward,
Dentist, Birmingham

Mike Milward BDS, MFDS, DGDP, ILT is Clinical Lecturer in Periodontology at Birmingham Dental School and an Honorary Associate Specialist.

He qualified in Microbiology and worked initially in hospital microbiology diagnostics before undertaking his BDS at Birmingham School of Dentistry, where he qualifed in 1993. He worked in general practice and held various hospital appointments before completing both MFDS and MFGDP exams of the joint Royal Colleges. After part-time teaching posts in Oral Surgery and Restorative Dentistry, he became Lecturer in Periodontology in 1999.

He is currently in the process of completing his PhD. His research interests include the role of pocket epithelium in periodontal disease, and periodontal diseases in the older patient. He is active in a number of clinical trials as an examiner.

His interests include dental education, being involved in developing teaching strategies within the School of Dentistry as well as being a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and a member of the British Society of Periodontology Education Committee.

Iain Chapple,
Dentist, Birmingham

Iain Chapple BDS, FDSRCPS, FDSRCS, PhD, CCST (Rest Dent), is currently Professor of Periodontology and Consultant in Restorative Dentistry at Birmingham Dental School and Hospital. He is a former Scientific Editor of the BDJ and is currently Associate Editor of the Journal of Periodontal Research, and an editorial board member of Periodontology 2000 and the Journal of Clinical Periodontology. Iain is the Periodontal Editor of a series of seven textbooks by Quintessence and author of six of these.

He was President of the International Association for Dental Research Periodontal Research Group (2006-2007), former Chairman of the British Society for Dental Research (BSDR) Periodontal Research Group and Chair of the BSDR’s Strategic Review Committee for Oral and Dental Research. He is the clinical lead for a hospital specialist periodontal service with a referral base of over six million. He also leads a periodontal research team active in the investigation of host-microbial interface and pathobiological aspects of periodontal disease diagnosis and development. Currently, he is also Treasurer of the European Federation of Periodontology.

Local Risk Factors for Periodontitis
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Dental, -- DENTAL --
Provider Type
Education Provider
Time / Duration
20 minutes
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