Postgraduate Diploma in Periodontics

For Hygienists and Therapists

  • Who: Hygienists and Therapists
  • Format: In-Person
  • Duration: 1 Year

  • CPD: 100 Hours
  • Investment: £5,500 + VAT (GBP)
  • Location: Perio School, 75 Harley Street

  • Next Term: January 2022

GROUP A SOLD OUT!

GROUP B DATES  BELOW.

ONLY 1 SPACE REMAINING

Registration closes 30/09/2021

 

Who is this Diploma for?

This programme is specifically designed to provide qualified hygienists or therapists with the skills and knowledge to confidently perform periodontal treatment to an advanced standard. It is suitable for hygienists or therapists at any stage in their career, regardless of their work setting.

What are the benefits of completing the Diploma?

  • Postgraduate level qualification
  • Bringing specialist value to your patient and practice
  • Fully supported flexible learning programme
  • Direct and immediate application in practice
  • Close support and ongoing one-to-one tailored mentoring

Why Perio School?

  • Programme fully led and taught by Dr Reena Wadia
    • Specialist periodontist and founder of Perio School
    • Works directly with hygienists and therapists – full understanding of their working environment
    • Lectures globally - formal teaching qualifications
  • State of the art training facilities at Harley Street
  • Large practical component including demonstration on live patients
  • Small group size
  • Access to an extensive and exclusive library of articles and videos
  • Large supportive network community of dental professionals with regular ongoing events before/during/after the diploma
  • Payment plans available to spread the investment

Logistics

Structure:

  • 5 units

  • 11 face-to-face teaching sessions

    • Hands-on training on models and patients – probing, radiography, photography, hand instrumentation, ultrasonic instrumentation, and Airflow
  • Role play and presentations

  • Assessment via timed essay, MCQs, case viva and reflective logbook 

 

Dates - GROUP A:

Monday 10th January - SOLD OUT

Monday 7th February - SOLD OUT

Monday 7th March - SOLD OUT

Monday 4th April - SOLD OUT

Monday 9th May - SOLD OUT

Monday 13th June - SOLD OUT

Monday 11th July - SOLD OUT

Monday 15th August - SOLD OUT

Monday 12th September - SOLD OUT

Monday 10th October - SOLD OUT

Monday 21st November - SOLD OUT

On-going virtual support

 

Dates - GROUP B:

Monday 24th January

Monday 28th February

Monday 21st March

Monday 25th April

Monday 23rd May

Monday 27th June

Monday 25th July

Monday 29th August

Monday 26th September

Monday 24th October 

Monday 5th December

On-going virtual support

 

Location:

75 Harley Street

Marylebone

London

W1G 8QL

 

Timings:

09:00 - 17:30

The Curriculum

Unit 1: Assessment, treatment planning and hot topics

  • The biology – aetiology, macro and micro anatomy
  • Assessment of the periodontium including BPE, 6PPC, gingival recession
  • Discussing ways of making probing comfortable
  • Key risk factors – importance, mechanisms, impact on treatment
  • New classification
  • New treatment guidelines
  • Treatment planning and how to structure appointments
  • Dealing with medically compromised patients including diabetics, bleeding disorders, cancer patients
  • Dealing with periodontal emergencies
  • Other conditions affecting the periodontium and surrounding tissues e.g. lichen planus, pemphigus, pemphigoid and oral cancer.
  • Referring: when, how and what to say to patients. Types of treatment completed by a specialist including periodontal surgery
  • Hot topics: Dentine hypersensitivity, halitosis, nutrition, occlusion and perio-systemic
  • Case studies and discussions
  • One-to-one hands-on: Probing

 

Unit 2: Core skills

  • Oral hygiene – providing tailored advice, techniques, products
  • Local anaesthesia – giving LA comfortably, step-by-step guidance on all techniques
  • Non-surgical periodontal therapy – the science, technique, use of adjunctive agents, expected improvements
  • Hand instrumentation (one-to-one hands-on)
  • Ultrasonic instrumentation (one-to-one hands-on)
  • Airflow & GBT (one-to-one hands-on)
  • Dealing with backache and RSI 

 

Unit 3: Advanced skills

  • Implant assessment and maintenance
  • Radiography – indications, selection of the most appropriate radiograph, taking, developing, interpreting, and reporting on radiographs (one-to-one hands-on). Conditions that may require referral.
  • Photography (one-to-one hands-on)
  • Whitening in relation to gum health including regulations

 

Unit 4: Practice skills

  • Recall setting
  • Direct access
  • Record keeping and templates
  • Using computer systems e.g. SOE
  • Running late and FTAs
  • Rules and regulations
  • Health and safety
  • Decontamination
  • Protocols and systems
  • Dealing with complaints and litigation

 

Unit 5: Communication, career and business

  • ‘The Exam Cycle’
  • Phrases to use throughout patient journey
  • Successfully converting patients to treatment uptake and compliance
  • Dealing with non-engaged patients
  • Dealing with challenging patients
  • Communicating with your principal and team
  • Problem solving e.g. discussing strategies when dentists/other hygienists’ BPEs are different to yours
  • Building an online profile
  • Features of a good job, CVs and interviews
  • Oversea registrations
  • Understanding and translating figures
  • Pay
  • Accounting

Included Extras:

Exclusive access to online articles and videos

One-to-one mentoring and guidance by Dr Reena Wadia

Specialist hands-on equipment for use during practical sessions

Dedicated Perio School team will be be on site to provide tailored support as needed

Course workbook

Coffee and Soft Drinks

Snacks and Lunch (dietary requirements catered for upon request)

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Postgraduate Diploma in Periodontics - Hygienists/Therapists

£500 + VAT (GBP)/month

IN-PERSON - PAYMENT PLAN

  • 12 monthly payments
  • 1 Year
  • Step-by-step guidance
  • Practical - models and pig's head
  • Live patient demos
  • Role plays
  • Interactive seminars
  • One-to-one training
  • Small group size
  • Teaching by exclusive industry experts 
  • Lunch included
  • Printed workbook provided
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Postgraduate Diploma in Periodontics - Hygienists/Therapists

£1450 + VAT (GBP)/month

IN-PERSON - PAYMENT PLAN

  • 4 monthly payments
  • 1 Year
  • Step-by-step guidance
  • Practical - models and pig's head
  • Live patient demos
  • Role plays
  • Interactive seminars
  • One-to-one training
  • Small group size
  • Teaching by exclusive industry experts 
  • Lunch included
  • Printed workbook provided
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Postgraduate Diploma in Periodontics - Hygienists/Therapists

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IN-PERSON COURSE 

  • 1 Year
  • Step-by-step guidance
  • Practical - models and pig's head
  • Live patient demos
  • Role plays
  • Interactive seminars
  • One-to-one training
  • Small group size
  • Teaching by exclusive industry experts 
  • Lunch included
  • Printed workbook provided
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Preparing for the Diploma

Getting Here:

Car:

  • Street Parking available
  • Local NCP Carpark:

NCP
Harley Street
7 Weymouth Mews
London
W1B 1QE

Train:

Great Portland Street Underground

Oxford Circus Underground

Bond Street Underground

Baker Street Underground

Marylebone National Rail

Come with an open mind and many questions. Bring active cases to discuss with the Perio School Team.

Sleep well as the day is designed to be intense, but be rest assured there will be breaks and a tap of coffee, water and soft drinks are provided.

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