Ulpee Darbar is a Consultant in Restorative Dentistry with an interest in Periodontology at the Eastman Dental Hospital. She was Lead for the Department of Periodontology and initiated major changes within the Department to deliver high quality patient care aligned with training of specialists prior to taking up position as Clinical Director of the Hospital for 7 years. During this time she successfully initiated major changes in service delivery which involved integration of patient care bringing the different restorative disciplines together. Throughout her management roles, she remains clinically active with her key interests being in the management of patients with complex and multidisciplinary problems including tooth loss, soft tissue loss and its replacement with dental implants where there is a close interface between periodontology and restorative dentistry. Her research focus is clinically based with an interest in reconstructing patients with aggressive forms of periodontitis and patient reported outcomes as well implant treatment outcomes. She has been extensively involved in education and training at all levels for the dental team and is now the Director of Dental Education for the Dental Hospital working towards aligning clinical service with training. She is innovative in her approach to patient care and teaching and was awarded Director of Medical Education award in 2016. She holds a number of prominent positions which include being Chair of the Advisory Board in Implant Dentistry, Chair of RD-UK and is also a Fellow of the International Team of Implantologists.
WEBINAR: The Perio-Restorative Interface
Today dental implants have become the focus of tooth replacement with the perio-restorative interface becoming a greater challenge for the clinician. This session aims to provide an understanding the perio-restorative interface and how this can influence the care we deliver to patients to optimise appearance and function when considering tooth restoration and replacement. An overview of the challenges faced by clinicians will be given and oversights leading to major issues impacting patient confidence considered. A simple stepwise approach on minimising these risks including the use of different periodontal techniques will be covered using an evidence based approach.
At the end of the session the participant should:
Have an improved understanding of the perio-restorative interface and what this means in the context of patient care
Understand the challenges of conventional tooth restoration and the complexity of tooth replacement with dental implants
Appreciate the importance of stepwise assessment and planning to minimise risk and the role of an evidence based approach
Be aware of the periodontal options that should be considered when planning such treatments