This refresher course is for dentists, dental hygienists and dental therapists who would like to learn how to plan and carry out non-surgical periodontal treatment.

On this short course, you'll improve your skills and confidence when managing the periodontal patient within a primary care setting, focusing on treatment planning. The course combines theory with practice, where you'll learn to effectively plan, treat and manage periodontal cases.

Course details


  • Mode of study: Face to face
  • Duration: 6 hours, (9.00am–4.45pm)
  • Location: Dental Academy, William Beatty Building, Hampshire Terrace, Portsmouth, PO1 2QG
  • Course dates: 
    • 27 October 2023


  • £195

What you'll experience

On this short course you'll:

  • Learn to deliver effective periodontal care to patients in practice
  • Discover how to overcome some of the obstacles to non-surgical treatment of cases in the primary care setting
  • Revisit your skills on motivating and inspiring patients towards better periodontal health using behavioural change methods
  • Consider how the assessment of risk factors in patients with periodontal disease may affect clinical management
  • Explain non-surgical periodontal principles and how to utilise skill mix in the management of periodontal disease
  • Discuss the importance of minimising dental plaque biofilms for oral and dental disease, and the motivational aspects of treatment
  • Develop a further understanding of periodontal treatment outcomes and maintenance care for patients
  • Discuss treatment approaches and selection criteria for referral of patients in need of periodontal treatment in a secondary care setting


You'll be taught by the following dental care professionals and gain hands-on experience in our newly refurbished Phantom Head lab.

  • Laura McClune – Dental Care Professional Teaching Fellow, University of Portsmouth Dental Academy
  • Debbie Withers – Senior Dental Care Professional Teaching Fellow, University of Portsmouth Dental Academy

Entry requirements

This course is for dentists, dental hygienists and dental therapists.

How to book

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Get in touch

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