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Management of Bone Defects 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

This session describes the types of bone defects caused by periodontal disease and options that are currently available to treat these defects and regenerate lost periodontal tissues.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Explain the result of periodontal disease and types of bone defects
  • List the options available for treating such defects
  • Describe the long-term outcomes that can be expected

The loss of support structures (including bone) around teeth is usually a permanent feature.

When a periodontal lesion results in the development of an intrabony defect, the base of the pocket is apical to a wall of bone. When a suprabony pocket develops, the base of the defect is coronal to the crest above the bone.

Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

Before commencing this session you should have knowledge of:

  • Periodontal disease
  • Aims of treatment of periodontal disease both non-surgical and surgical
Instructors / Speakers
Nik V Pandya,
Specialist in Periodontics and Implant Surgeon

Nik qualified from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1983. Following hospital appointments, and general practice, he completed a two-year postgraduate programme in Periodontology at Queen Mary, University of London in 1992.

Nik is a Specialist in Periodontics and an Implant Surgeon. He is a clinical director of a referral practice in North Essex, and a part-time Postgraduate Clinical Tutor teaching postgraduate students in Periodontology at Barts & The London, Queen Mary school of dentistry.

Nik is the Visiting Professor and programme lead for Master of Clinical Dentistry (Periodontology) at BPP university. He is Senior Lecturer for MSc Periodontology students at University of Essex. He has also been a visiting academic at the University of Warwick’s implantology course and is a member of BSP, ADI, AAP, ICOI.

Nik has a passion for teaching and is involved in many local and national courses. His research interest lies in Guided Bone and Tissue Regeneration, Lasers and Local Antimicrobial Delivery.

Management of Bone Defects course for Dental Practice
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Dental, -- DENTAL --
Provider Type
Education Provider
Time / Duration
30 minutes
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