Short Course in Periodontics




Unit dates: 12th -13th April & 3rd - 4th May'19

CPD: 25 verifiable hours

Duration: 4 days (takes place in two units, over two Friday-to-Saturday sessions in London)

Fees: £1,900 (non-members), £1,670 (FGDP members) 

BUPA members: Specify BUPA Practice name to avail discount

Entry requirements:

  • Hold current registration with the UK General Dental Council or equivalent in another country.
  • Hold indemnity or insurance cover at an appropriate level.
  • Have a high level of competence in English. (IELTS Level 7 or equivalent)

If you have any questions, please contact us on 0207 869 6766 or by email at




Philip Ower - Course Lecturer           Ian Dunn - Assistant Lecturer


The course takes place in two parts, each being two days in length and held on a Friday and Saturday to minimise the amount of time that participants need to be away from their practice.

The theory and practical sections of the short course are divided as follows:


  • Adequately document a patients' periodontal health.
  • Assess risk factors for periodontal disease on an individual patient basis.
  • Understand the pathogenesis of periodontal disease and its management.
  • Effectively treatment plan 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.

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“Very good insight into what is new and relevant.”

“Extremely pleased – excellent course.”

“Surgeries practical was very useful, demo quality is excellent, two supervising professionals provide excellent one-on-one learning approach.”

“Thank you to Phil and Ian for making Perio enjoyable and bringing back confidence to my practice.”

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‘How many places are available?’

This extremely popular course has only 20 places available and allocation is on a first come, first served basis.


‘Can this course be completed through distance learning?’

At present, we do not offer Short Course in Periodontics as a distance learning course; this part-time course in two parts must be attended in person at ETC Venues in Hatton Gardens:


‘I am an international student; can I apply for Short Course in Periodontics?’

Yes, the Short Course in Periodontics welcomes international students.

A candidate must have registration with the UK General Dental Council (GDC) or the equivalent body in their own country.



If you have any questions, please contact us on 0207 869 6766 or by email at

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