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Expert tips on periodontal diagnosis

BDJ volume 225, page 270 (10 August 2018) | Download Citation


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Attendees at a national conference will be treated to tips and advice on periodontal diagnosis during this year's Oral Health Conference and Exhibition (OHC) 2018 being held on 23 and 24 November 2018 at the Telford International Centre.

One of the speakers is Phil Ower, one of the UK's leading periodontists, who was the RAF's leading adviser in periodontology, managed the RAF School of Dental Hygiene, lectured at the renowned Eastman Dental Institute and served in several specialist dental practices. He was an examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons of England (MGDS) for over a decade and has served two terms on the Council of the British Society of Periodontology (BSP), including serving as BSP President in 2016.

Ower will be giving a presentation entitled 'Perio classifications and diagnosis' at the conference on 24 November at 9.15 am.

Ower said: 'I will be discussing all aspects of periodontal diagnosis, from the need to do a full and detailed assessment of the patient to the use of the new classification system for periodontal and peri-implant diseases that was released during Europerio 9 in June 2018.

'Right now the biggest challenge is getting used to the new periodontal classification system, which is radically different from what we have been used to for the last 20 years. I want to try and make the new system workable for those in general practice.'

Ower is a keen advocate of the OHC and added: 'The OHC is one of the most important dates in the postgraduate calendar, concentrating as it does on high quality science and state-of-the-art thinking in oral health. It is always a great way to network and catch up with old friends so I'm looking forward to it, especially as retirement looms!'

A 25% early bird discount is available for those who book a place at the conference before 10 September 2018.

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