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It all begins at ground level

Posted on 31 January 2016
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This is one of 7 videos filmed at the BSRD conference in November 2015. To view the other lecture links, click here. The lecture line up featured Professor Nicola West, Dr James Baker, Dr Bob Wassell, Professor Tara Aghaloo and the last ever lecture from Dr Paul King. There were case presentations from Dr James Ban and Dr Mohammed Aldashti.

To view all the lecture links, click here

Professor Nicola West provides an insight into the importance of plaque control and its effect on periodontitis and gingivitis. The challenges of getting effective plaque control and the tips on effective mechanical cleaning. She provides an overview of the role of chemotherapeutic agents. This video is very useful for the entire periodontal care team and especially the hygiene and therapy team.

Aims and objectives

  • Effect of Oral hygiene and plaque control on periodontitis, gingivitis and peri-implantitis
  • The rationale for role of plaque in periodontal and peri-implant disease and the effectiveness of challenges
  • The importance of mechanical cleaning including what type of brushes work best, what bristle pattern, what frequency and how.
  • Role of chemotherapeutic agents
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