How and When to Refer: Managing the Periodontal Patient

How and When to Refer

Managing the Periodontal Patient

Dr Meredith Owen BSc (Hons), BDent (Hons), DClinDent (Perio), MRACDS (Perio)

A crucial part of patient management for dentists, therapists, and hygienists alike is identifying the extent of their patient’s needs.  This includes recognizing one’s own scope, and, when a referral is necessary.


What to expect?

Hear from a renowned Australian periodontist discuss the types of periodontal patients that you may encounter in your practice and discuss the important things to bear in mind when considering a referral. You’ll learn valuable key insights that all clinicians can take away and put into practice the following day, not an academic dissertation.


Dr Meredith Owen will discuss:

  • What to include in the referral
  • The responsibilities of the clinician and the periodontist
  • Considerations for the long term management of the patient
Dr Meredith Owen

About the Speaker

Dr Meredith Owen received an honours degree in BioMedical Science from the University of Guelph before studying dentistry at the University of Sydney.  She graduated with honours and was awarded the Henry Bruce Maxwell prize for restorative dentistry, an academic merit scholarship, and an alumni achievement honour for leadership and community engagement. She also obtained her Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Periodontics from the University of Sydney, and upon completion was awarded membership into the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons.

Dr. Owen has been involved in teaching for both the University of Sydney and the University of Newcastle.  She is a Swiss Dental Academy trainer and currently works in private practice in Newcastle, NSW.

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