January 2024
Perio made easy: implementing ‘Healthy Gums Do Matter’ into primary care settings
Speaker(s): Shazad Saleem
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Perio made easy: implementing ‘Healthy Gums Do Matter' into primary care settings

This short introduction to 'Healthy Gums Do Matter' will provide delegates with an evidence-based understanding of periodontal management and treatment, using the Healthy Gums Do Matter toolkit (HGDM) along with the S3 guidelines.

The session will discuss how to implement this into the current NHS contract with the avoidance of doubt pathway.

Learning outcomes

  • To understand the 'Healthy Gums Do Matter' approach for managing periodontal diseases in primary care
  • To have a greater understanding of how to manage periodontal diseases in primary care under the current NHS contract
  • To consider how to apply a phased care treatment approach, using the avoidance of doubt pathway.

Speaker: Shazad Saleem

Shazad Saleem graduated from St Bartholomew's and the Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry in 2002. Having completed his vocational training and a year as an SHO in Maxillofacial Surgery, he returned to general dental practice where he completed his Diploma of Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery (MFDS) examination. He has also completed a Master’s in Research (MDPH (MRes)) at the University of Manchester as a part of an In-Practice Fellowship training award from the National Institute of Health Research. He now operates four dental practices in the North West of England with three other partners, delivering NHS dental care in some of the most deprived areas in the North West. He has been involved in a number of projects including the original service redesign pilot in Oldham and Salford. He is currently Chair of the Perio Subgroup for Greater Manchester LDN and has been leading the development of implementing an evidence-based care pathway approach for managing periodontal disease into NHS dental practice called Healthy Gums DO Matter. He also delivers training on how to implement Health Gums DO Matter into practice with Health Education England and has recently been appointed joint chair of The Education Advisory Committee for the British Society of Periodontology (BSP) and is also a BSP Faculty member.
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This Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activity fully complies with the CPD requirements of the General Dental Council. FMC certifies this activity for x hours of enhanced CPD in the subject of Perio made easy: implementing ‘Healthy Gums Do Matter’ into primary care settings.

This CPD meets the criteria for the GDC’s development outcome C.

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