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Communicating the perio message (WEBINAR RECORDING)

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Thursday 9 December 2021 - Monday 7 February 2022
00:00 - 01:15
BDA e-learning
Address, ONLINE
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  • Dental Care Professional: £30.00
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Are you saying I’m dirty?
Motivating and communicating the perio message to your patient

A recording of a webinar that took place on Thursday 9 December 2021

Sponsored by:
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This webinar will teach you to understand disease aetiology so that you can be confident educating your patients in their role in perio disease. The lecture will provide useful analogies for communicating complex messages in terms that patients can understand.
It will provide some insight into the science of behaviours change and give practical tips on how we can incorporate this into our everyday practice.

Learning objectives

  • Gain a better understanding of disease aetiology
  • Learn practical ways to communicate complex information
  • Understand techniques that we can use to increase our chances of achieving behaviour change.

Learning content

A recording of a one hour lecture which offered live attendees the chance to ask the speaker questions at the end of the webinar.

About the speaker

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​Ian Dunn MSc BChD MFGDP

Specialist in Periodontics

Ian qualified from Leeds in 1998. He went into NHS general practice after qualifying and was a general dental practitioner for many years. During that time, through a part time teaching role at Liverpool University, he developed a passion for periodontology and concentrated his postgraduate studies and teaching activities on perio whilst maintaining a busy general practice list. This culminated in him pursuing an MSc in periodontology and ultimately becoming the Teaching Lead in periodontics at Liverpool University and gaining a place on the GDC Specialist List in Periodontology.

Ian continues to maintain a busy referral network on the North West working between Liverpool and Wilmslow. He has been the Honorary Editor and Webmaster for the British Society of Periodontology and lectures nationally through the UK, having spoken at most of the major UK dental conferences.



1 hour and 15 minutes CPD

A CPD certificate (in the name of the purchaser) will be available to download once viewing of this online lecture has been completed.

Sponsored by OralB

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Oral-B® is the worldwide leader in the over $5 billion brushing market. Part of the Procter & Gamble Company, the brand includes manual and electric toothbrushes for children and adults, oral irrigators and interdental products, such as dental floss.

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