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The Role of Bacteria in Oral Health 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 explores the role of bacteria in oral health and how, through inadequate self-care, ill health may occur.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Explain how bacteria causes disease
  • List the two types of antibiotics
  • Describe an example of how bacteria are used to benefit heath

In order to develop an understanding of the disease process, this session explores the role of bacteria and how ill health may occur through inadequate self-care. We do this by stating the factors that make bacteria pathogenic, linking these to the development of dental caries, gingival and periodontal disease.

Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

Before commencing this session you should you have knowledge of:

  • Caries
  • Periodontal pathogenesis
Instructors / Speakers
Michael Wheeler MSc BEd (Hons) Cert Ed RDH,
Dental Hygienist and Dental Advisor

Michael Wheeler qualified as a Dental Hygienist in the late seventies, spending his early career in the Royal Air Force. His first NHS appointment was as Oral Health Promotion Co-ordinator in Somerset focusing on both the development of programmes for care staff and those in early years education. Mike then held a variety of NHS management appointments ranging from developing a community dental service to PDS to commissioning of dental services, including the introduction of the 2006 dental contract; more recently he was responsible for the management of Bristol Dental Hospital and School.

He is a past president of BSDHT and trustee of the British Dental Health Foundation. Currently Michael combines a role in general dental practice with training members of the wider dental team, as well as being Dental Advisor to the Centre for Workforce Intelligence and a Dental Tutor for the South West Dental Deanery.

The Role of Bacteria in Oral Health course for Dental Practice
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Dental, -- DENTAL --
Provider Type
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Time / Duration
30 minutes
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