March 2021
On Demand: Unleashing the secret weapon for periodontal success – motivating patients in practice
Speaker(s): Dr. Ian Dunn
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Unleashing the secret weapon for periodontal success – motivating patients in practice

In this webinar we will look at the power of self-performed oral hygiene, what it can achieve, and the communication skills required to motivate your patient to change their behaviour, allowing you to get the best results from your periodontal treatment.

Learning outcomes:

As we all know, successful treatment outcomes in the management of periodontal disease rely on having a motivated patient who provides very high standards of oral hygiene. Many patients presenting with periodontal disease fall short of the standard required to allow us as clinicians to achieve the best possible results from our treatments. Motivating patients to change their behaviour to adopt the home care techniques required for successful outcomes is one of the biggest challenges and without successful behaviour change, many of our treatments will be in vain. In this dental webinar, we will look at what can be achieved with oral hygiene alone, the evidence base behind the recommendations that we should be making to our patients and the science of behaviour change so that we can get our patents doing more so that we can have successful periodontal treatment outcomes.

Speaker: Ian Dunn

Ian qualified from Leeds in 1998 and went into general practice in the North West. In 2001 he was awarded Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice. In 2002 he joined the teaching staff at Liverpool Dental Hospital in the Periodontology Department where he became the Undergraduate Teaching Lead in Periodontics and a Senior Clinical Teacher in Periodontics, a role he held for 5 years until leaving that position in 2018. In 2010 he completed his MSc in Periodontology and in 2013 he was admitted to the GDC Specialist List in Periodontics. Ian is the Perio Lead for the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners and runs their short course in Periodontics and leads the Perio components of the FGDP Restorative Diploma. Ian spends three days a week in private practice in the North West of England where he takes referrals for all aspects of Periodontology. He is the British Society of Periodontology regional representative for Merseyside and Cheshire, and serves on their Council as Commercial Liaison Officer. In 2014 he was also elected to the BSP Faculty.
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This Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activity fully complies with the CPD requirements of the General Dental Council.
And FMC certifies this activity for 1 hour of enhanced CPD in the subject of periodontal success.
This CPD meets the criteria for the GDC’s development outcome A and C.

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