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The Use Of Antimicrobials 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 discusses the role of antibiotics in the management of periodontal diseases.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Explain the rationale for using antimicrobial agents in the treatment of periodontal diseases
  • List the different delivery systems
  • Discuss how studies are conducted and their strengths and weaknesses
  • Assess new literature and information and use it to make informed treatment decisions regarding the use of antimicrobial agents

In 1999, the International Workshop for a Classification of Periodontal Diseases and Conditions was held and a new classification was agreed upon

Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

Before commencing this session you should have knowledge of:

  • The classification of periodontal diseases
  • The pathogenesis of periodontitis
  • Non-surgical periodontal treatment
Instructors / Speakers
Andrew Walker,
Specialist in Periodontics

Andrew works in Specialist practice taking referrals in Periodontology from practices all over the North West. He is also a clinical tutor at Liverpool Dental School, and has an interest in Dental Law and Ethics.

He has recently taken up a role at Dental Protection working as an Associate Dento-Legal Adviser.

Professor Gareth S Griffiths,
Professor and Honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry and Specialist in Periodontology

Gareth is a Professor and Honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry and a Specialist in Periodontology. He has over 20 years experience of teaching Periodontology to postgraduates at both the Eastman in London and since 2005 at the School of Clinical Dentistry, University of Sheffield.

Gareth is on the Specialty Advisory Committee for Restorative Dentistry and has contributed to the development of the GDC curricular in the Specialties of Endodontics, Periodontics and Prosthodontics.

Gareth has a national and International reputation, having been President (2008-2009) of the British Society of Periodontology (BSP) and is the current representative for the BSP on the European Federation of Periodontology.

At both the Eastman and Sheffield he has been responsible for developing the Periodontology programme from a 1 year masters programme to a 3 year programme, matching the GDC curriculum.

His previous experiences has allowed him to introduce novel and innovative aspects into the new programme developed for Sheffield.

Gareth has published extensively in the periodontal literature and aims to stimulate his students to undertake quality research. He is passionate about Periodontology and the important role it plays in all aspects of dentistry. His aim is to provide quality treatment for patients, motivate students and promote and advance the discipline of Periodontology. It is his vision to encourage students to be the leaders in Periodontology for the future.

The Use Of Antimicrobials course for Dental Practice
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Dental, -- DENTAL --
Provider Type
Education Provider
Time / Duration
30 minutes
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