with Philip Ower MSc BDS MGDSRCS Specialist in Periodontics.

November 17th 2017, Gateshead Marriott Hotel.


Phil qualified from King’s London in 1978. He joined the RAF after qualifying and was a general dental practitioner until taking an MSc in Periodontology in 1992, after which he was RAF Adviser in Periodontology and ran the RAF School of Dental Hygiene. After leaving the RAF in 1996 he lectured at the Eastman Dental Institute and worked in several specialist practices. For 10 years he worked alongside the renowned Bernie Kieser at the Periodontal Practice in London and now practices exclusively at the Briars Dental Centre in Newbury. He has been an examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons of England (MGDS) and in 2016 served as President of the British Society of Periodontology. Phil has had papers published in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology, Dental Update, Dental Practice and Independent Dentistry and has been on the editorial boards of Primary Dental Care and Dental Health. He is a Module editor on the eDen project for eLearning for Healthcare and has co-edited/co-written Practical Periodontics, a new textbook on periodontology for undergraduates. He lectures throughout the UK and internationally, and is responsible for the perio component of the FGDP(UK) Diploma in Restorative Dentistry in both London and Manchester.

Aims and Objectives:

1. To understand the principal aetiological and risk factors involved in the development of periodontal and peri-implant diseases.

2. To understand the importance of screening and assessment for periodontal and peri-implant disease in general dental practice.

3. To appreciate the range of treatment options available for periodontal and peri-implant diseases.

4. To appreciate the role of the patient in disease control.

5. To understand the principles of minimally-invasive non-surgical therapy.

6. To understand the indications for surgical intervention.

The session should enable participants to:

1. Screen and diagnose periodontal diseases accurately and effectively.

2. Assess patients’ level of risk for periodontitis and peri-implantitis.

3. Deliver oral hygiene effectively.

4. Manage periodontitis and peri-implant diseases using MI techniques.

5. Refer patients for surgery appropriately.