Short Course in Periodontics - applications open for April-May 2020

News Published: 
17 October 2019

The FGDP(UK) Short Course in Periodontics returns for an eighth year in 2020, and applications are now open.



Delivered over two Fridays and two Saturdays (3-4 April and 15-16 May 2020) to reduce time away from the practice, the course blends theoretical and hands-on learning to broaden participants’ knowledge and clinical surgical skills in periodontology, covering how to:

  • Adequately document patients' periodontal health
  • Assess risk factors for periodontal disease on an individual patient basis
  • Understand the pathogenesis of periodontal disease and its management
  • Effectively plan treatment for patients presenting with periodontal disease within the context of a comprehensive restorative treatment plan
  • Understand the role of the patient in disease control and how to motivate patients
  • Use contemporary non-surgical techniques in disease control
  • Recognise presenting conditions that require the use of antimicrobials
  • Diagnose and effectively treat periodontic /endodontic lesions
  • Understand the indications for surgical periodontal treatment
  • Carry out basic flap surgery
  • Perform root resection surgery
  • Perform periodontal regenerative surgery
  • Perform crown lengthening surgery
  • Perform simple grafting surgery

The course comes with 25 hours of verifiable CPD, and applicants must be registered with the UK General Dental Council (or its equivalent in another country), have appropriate professional indemnity or insurance cover, and have IELTS Level 7-equivalent competence in English.

The 20 places are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, and early applications are encouraged.

To apply, click here.

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