January 2022
On demand: The economist report: time to take gum disease seriously
Speaker(s): Prof. Iain Chapple
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The economist report: time to take gum disease seriously


  • To demonstrate the global burden of periodontitis
  • To illustrate the financial and societal costs of periodontitis in Europe
  • To demonstrate the societal and economic impacts of preventing and/or treating periodontitis
  • To share details of the Economist Intelligence Units analysis of the economic and societal costs of periodontitis and what we can do about it.


  • To educate delegates on the steps of periodontal care from the S3 treatment guidelines
  • To inform how the steps of care are now embedded into a 'for avoidance of doubt' document by the BSA that supports phased-care provision
  • To convince delegates that 'prevention is better than cure'.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the webinar delegates will:
  • Understand the societal and economic costs of periodontitis
  • Appreciate the steps of care required to successfully manage periodontitis
  • Understand how to apply the BSAs new for avoidance of doubt statement on phased care for periodontitis
  • Understand how they can make periodontal care work within NHS primary care dental practice.

Speaker: Iain Chapple

Iain Chapple is Professor of Periodontology, Director of Research for the Institute of Clinical Sciences, and former Head of the School of Dentistry (2016-2020) at The University of Birmingham UK. He has written 13-textbooks and 35 book chapters. Iain awarded the Charles Tomes medal of the Royal College of Surgeons (2011) and the IADR Distinguished Scientist in Periodontal Research 2018. He is a practicing clinician with 35 years experience.
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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 one hour of enhanced CPD in the subject of The economist report: time to take gum disease seriously.

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

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