Oral-B are proud to have sponsored 11 webinars across April & May 2020 on a variety of topics to support dental education whilst most dental practices were closed. To access these past webinars, see a brief description, the key speaker involved and a link to watch the content below.

The Erosion Explosion! A Practical Guide to the management of Erosive Tooth wear

Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Aims and objectives:

This lecture will use clinical case examples to demonstrate the latest materials, equipment and evidence-based clinical techniques for the minimally invasive management of tooth wear and will include the following subject areas:

  • Prevalence of non-carious tooth tissue loss
  • Detection and diagnosis of erosive tooth wear
  • Prevention of erosive tooth wear
  • Treatment planning (including occlusal and aesthetic considerations)
  • Step-by-step guide to treating wear cases using direct composite
  • Restoration maintenance

CPD not available on demand

Louis Mackenzie Chief Dental Officer Denplan

Diagnosis - 2B or not 2B - The new Periodontal Classification and how to use this in practice

Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Aims and objectives:
  • To look at what is a diagnosis
  • To explain why the World Workshop felt the need to reclassify the periodontal diseases
  • To look at the changes that have been made from the previous classification
  • To look at the fine points of the new classification
  • To look at the practical use of the new system in general practice
  • Know why the changes have been made in the classification of periodontal diseases
  • Know how to use the new classification system when diagnosing periodontal disease in practice.

CPD not available on demand

Ian Dunn Specialist Periodontist

Modern deep caries management: get your team involved with practice-based clinical research and help make a difference to our patients and profession!

Friday, April 17, 2020
Aims and objectives:

This webinar will provide an overview of the principles for the minimally invasive (MI) management of patients with deep carious lesions and offer an exciting opportunity for primary care practitioners (dentists and therapists) to get involved in collecting clinical evidence as part of a national NIHR-funded primary care clinical trial.

This webinar will summarise the scientific and clinical evidence underpinning the latest concepts behind the minimally invasive operative management of deep carious lesions and will include:

• An overview on the conventional management of deep carious lesions
• An explanation of the principles behind selective caries removal and hard tissue / pulp preservation
• A summary of the clinical research supporting MI operative caries management
• An outline of the current NIHR-funded national UK clinical trial for Selective Caries Removal in Permanent Teeth (SCRiPT)
• Team participation details for the SCRiPT clinical trial

CPD not available on demand


Essentials of Periodontal Care in General Practice

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 19:00 - 20:00
Aims and objectives:

This lecture will provide an overview of all the key perio topics relevant in general practice, including the new classification.

  • To outline our current understanding of the aetiology and risk factors of periodontal diseases.
  • To understand and simplify the new classification and its application.
  • To provide tips on delivering effective oral hygiene advice.
  • To understand the objectives of non-surgical periodontal therapy, including indications for antimicrobial therapy.
  • To discuss when and how to refer a patient for specialist care.
  • To briefly discuss the diagnosis and management of peri-implant diseases.
Reena Wadia Specialist Periodontist

Periodontology Update

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 19:00 - 20:00
Aims and objectives:
  • To help identify and diagnose periodontal disease and refer if necessary.
  • To help manage most periodontal cases with in general practice.
Amit Patel BDS MSc MClinDent FDS RCSEd MRD RCSEng Specialist in Periodontics & Implant Dentist

New Horizons in Digital Cosmetic Dentistry

Thursday, April 23, 2020 11:00 - 12:00
Aims and objectives:

Understand how developing the digital examination within your practice can drive an incredible patient journey and USP for your practice.

See how same-day chairside restorations can help you provide predictable, aesthetic and stress free dentistry!

  • Understand the benefits of a fully digital workflow for your practice
  • See how a Cerec Workflow can integrate into restorative/orthodontic and implant dentistry
  • From single one visit crowns (OVCS) to pushing the digital envelope with full arch cases and digital milled post/core
  • Learn tips on how beautiful aesthetics can be achieved with monolithic ceramics utilising digital wax ups, hand characterisation and 3D Stain & Glaze
  • Understand the future of digital in dentistry to stay ahead of the curve
Dr Simon Chard Scientific Director British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

Strategies to prevent and manage early erosive toothwear and dentine hypersensitivity (DH) in general dental practice

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 19:00 - 20:00
Aims and objectives:
This lecture will provide insight into the aetiology of erosive tooth wear and the sequela, dentine hypersensitivity (DH). Guidance will be provided for the prevention and early management of both conditions 
This lecture will use research findings and clinical cases to demonstrate aetiology, prevention and early management of erosive tooth wear and dentine hypersensitivity that can be implemented in general dental practice.
The presentation will cover:
• Understanding of the aetiology, susceptibility and impact of erosive tooth wear and DH
• Gaining knowledge on current preventative management of erosive tooth wear and DH
• Oral hygiene practice to prevent dentine and enamel loss
• Knowing when to refer cases

Risk Assessment: Focusing on Prevention in a Post-Pandemic Era?

Friday, May 15, 2020 11:00 - 12:00
Aims and objectives:

This presentation aims to review the value of risk assessment in general dental practice in the context of behaviour change and care planning in oral healthcare. The different tools available will be examined together with the evidence base.

This lecture will briefly describe the rationale behind risk assessment and its role in contemporary preventive practice. It will also demonstrate the impact of personalised biofeedback on patient behaviour and on clinical measures of oral health:

  • Understand why risk assessment is central to the practice of individualised patient-centred care
  • Appreciate the learnings from the COVI19 pandemic and their influence on the short and longer term
  • Be aware of the stepped approach to evidence-based treatment from the forthcoming international guidelines in periodontal therapy, and how these map to our experience of COVID19
  • Understand the impact of individualised biofeedback upon patient understanding and engagement in their own oral health regime and the impact on clinical outcomes of disease
  • Appreciate the value of risk assessment in informing care pathways in contemporary dental practice, and how it underpins the shift from repair models of care to wellness models
  • Have insight into the medico-legal impact of risk assessment for prevention
  • Gain some insight into how periodontal care may be delivered safely in the immediate and longer-term future in light of COVID19

How good is your oral medicine?

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 14:00 - 15:00
Oral medicine
Aims and objectives:

This lecture will provide an overview of diagnosis and contemporary treatment of those oral medicine conditions which present most frequently in primary dental care. The emphasis will be on recognition of orofacial disease and its management in primary dental care. There will also be information on the indications and process of referral to specialist care. The material will be presented in the form of a self assessed interactive quiz that will enable participants to gauge the level of their knowledge in oral medicine.

The presentation will provide participants with an understanding of the following aspects of oral medicine in primary dental care.

• The differential diagnosis and initial management of inflammatory and infective causes of oral mucosal disease.
• The investigation and cause of dry mouth and its treatment.
• The diagnosis, investigation and management orofacial pain
• The recognition and referral of mouth cancer and potentially malignant disorders


All change please...? A case studies approach to latest periodontal classification...

Thursday, May 28, 2020 11:00 - 12:00
Aims and objectives:
This webinar will provide a practical overview of the latest classification of periodontal diseases using patient cases to illustrate the implementation of the scheme into day-to-day practice.  
By the end of the webinar, delegates will:
  • Have been provided with an overview of the system 
  • Have been led through its implementation for patient cases 
  • Have the basis to start using for their patients
Anthony Roberts Professor of Restorative Dentistry (Periodontology) Dental School & Hospital Ireland

Thoughts on survival - life, restorations and teeth

Friday, May 29, 2020 11:00 - 12:00
Aims and objectives:

In the background of the coronavirus pandemic, which puts little other than life and death into perspective, it might not be easy to see beyond the current crisis. However, there will be a time when dentists and their patients will again worry about how long the restorations placed in their teeth will last, and, arguably, more importantly, how the restorations which they receive will affect the lifespan of their teeth.

This presentation will therefore aim, using results from a 10 million restoration dataset, to predict the effect that given restorations will have a more profound effect on the life of the tooth than others.

At the end of the presentation, the listener will:

  • Be aware of the value of choosing the correct, high-quality material for a given clinical situation
  • Be aware that some restoration types may adversely affect the life of the restored tooth
  • Be aware of the patient and dentist factors which may affect the survival of restorations and the restored tooth.
  • Be aware that longevity of the restored tooth, as opposed to merely the survival of the restoration, is most important.
Trevor Burke Professor of Primary Dental Care University of Birmingham
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