The Perio Course
The Perio Course is the in-person equivalent of The Essentials of Perio online course with a hands-on element on non-surgical instrumentation on models as well as pocket reduction surgery, crown lengthening surgery and gum recession surgery on pigs’ heads. This course is spread over 2 days.
Periodontics has the power to transform you from a dentist to a holistic healthcare professional. You will become a dentist with a more rounded and grounded approach to treatment cases, which will not only help your patients but impress your dental colleagues just as much.
Once you've completed this course, you're going to feel confident with all things perio. For example, the new classification. I know it can be confusing right now and it feels like it's going to take forever to apply it in practice, but I promise you'll be able to apply it within seconds. You're going to be able to explain with clarity to your patients what periodontitis actually is, using terms like open and closed pockets whilst explaining what is needed. You’ll see their face just light up when they understand what you're saying to them and thus you'll get good patient compliance. With treatment you'll know what improvements you should be expecting. For example, if you've got a 7 mm pocket, do you know how much average improvement you should be expecting? We need to know those figures. You need to know what you can do on band one or band two on the NHS. What is allowed? What isn't allowed? When do you close off a course of treatment? What about the BPE? When do you refer? Which BPE code do you need to refer? What do you say to your patient? What are you allowed to say? What can you refer to the NHS? What about when you refer privately? What are the differences?
You'll know that the actual detailed steps of procedures such as crown lengthening and actually importantly understand the theory behind it.
You will become an all rounded, excellent dentist or dental student understanding perio in so much depth that I promise you’ll really start enjoying it!