SUCCESSFUL PERIODONTAL TREATMENT
Managing your periodontal patients within the 'new' classifications
Dr Chris Barker
From the development of gingivitas, and its progression to periodontal disease, join Periodontist Dr Chris Barker as he discusses the importance of case selection and preventive measures in treating periodontal disease. He’ll provide guidance on how to manage perio patients within the framework of the new classification of periodontal diseases so you can formulate a diagnosis and discuss what long-term maintenance regimes may be appropriate for your patients.
The health of soft tissues around natural teeth and implants is now even more important as a greater number of people keep their teeth in their older age and the retention of natural teeth has increased. With the sharp rise in an aging population, we are also seeing an increased prevalence of systemic complications and challenges to deliver treatment.
From the development of gingigivita, and its progression to periodontal disease, join Dr Chris Barker as he discusses the importance of case selection and preventive measures in treating periodontal disease. He’ll provide guidance on how to manage perio patients within the framework of the new classification of periodontal diseases so you can formulate a diagnosis and discuss what long-term maintenance regimes may be appropriate for your patients.
- Outline what is periodontitis and how to communicate it to your patients
- Discuss the current classification for periodontal disease with the aim to be able to formulate a diagnosis
- Discuss how clinicians may choose to manage their periodontal cases
- Understand non-surgical and surgical treatment approaches to periodontal diseases
- Know when to refer, who can refer and how to refer
- Discuss the crucial role of maintenance care and what is appropriate for your patients
Release Date: 9th April 2020
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Dr Chris Barker graduated from the University of Adelaide Dental School in 2004 and was awarded First Class Honours for completion of an honours research program in 2005. He completed his Doctorate in Clinical Dentistry, specialising in Periodontology at Griffith University in 2014. He is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons and Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry. He was also recently awarded an honouree fellowship to the prestigious Pierre Fauchard Academy. Dr Barker has also completed the Long Surgical Course Certified from the International Team for Implantology (ITI).
He has been a junior lecturer and clinical tutor at the University of Adelaide and Griffith University. He is also a published author and his research on modifying factors of bone resorption and bone production has been presented at domestic and international conferences. He received research grants from the Australian Periodontology Research Foundation and the Australian Society of Orthodontics.
He is currently the president of the Australian Osseointegration Society, a former president of the Australian Society of Periodontology and is the Director of the Sunshine Coast branch of the ITI. He is also a member of the Australian & New Zealand Academy of Periodontists and the Australian Dental Association.