Webinar - Clinical Strategies to Prevent and Manage Dental Erosion associated with Dentine Hypersensitivity

09.05.2018, 7:30pm-8:00pm

The Webinar is free for BSP members, with a charge of £20 for non-members.

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A week before the webinar you will be emailed with registering instructions, as you need to register on the GoToWebinar site (a quick and simple process).  After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar on the evening.

Only the first 100 participants to log in on the evening will be able to participate in the live event.  

However, booked participants will be able to view the webinar after the event on the BSP website.  You will be notified when the recorded presentation is available for viewing.

1.5 hours CPD is offered.   Evaluation form and CPD certificates will be available after the event on the website.  

SPONSORED BY ORAL B

Prof Nicola West

Professor Nicola West is a graduate of the University of Wales College of Medicine. After attaining her fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons of England, Nicola gained her PhD from the University of Wales (Cardiff) in 1995, on Dentine Hypersensitivity and Toothwear.  Nicola gained her chair in Periodontology at Bristol Dental School, where she conducts research at an international level, leading the Clinical Trials Unit and attracting substantial industrial funding alongside EC and charity grants.

Current research interests include: developing research methodologies, the scientific evaluation of oral health care products for plaque regrowth and gingivitis studies, toothwear including erosion, abrasion and attrition; dentine hypersensitivity, tooth staining and whitening; periodontal conditions and periodontal disease associated with Alzheimer’s Disease, bone augmentation and peri-implant lesions. 

Since 1990, Nicola has maintained in parallel, a thriving private referral practice in the centre of Bristol. At The Bristol Perio Clinic, Clifton, Nicola undertakes specialist periodontal treatment, bone augmentation and implant placement. A particular sphere of interest includes the management of peri-implantitis lesions. 

Nicola lectures regularly in the national and international forum, is an active member and Secretary of the British Society of Periodontology (www.bsperio.uk)  and currently is the European BSP representative and regional postgraduate tutor for the British Society of Periodontology in the South West of England.  Nicola is a member of the Specialist Advisory Committee (SAC) of the Royal College of Surgeons of England for Restorative Dentistry and assessor for the SAC GDC Periodontics Specialist Listing Applications Panel. 

Webinar - Clinical Strategies to Prevent and Manage Dental Erosion associated with Dentine Hypersensitivity

Abstract

Erosive tooth wear, for the majority of individuals, is a totally preventable condition. Contemporary figures show the prevalence of tooth wear is increasing and common in both deciduous and adult dentitions. The impact of moderate to severe tooth wear can be significant leading to poor aesthetics, sensitivity, loss of function, gingival recession and sometimes loss of self-esteem. Due to the gradual and often sporadic nature of tooth wear, it can be difficult to diagnose and assessments to predict susceptibility are not currently available. Once advanced, lesions are clearly visible to the patient, however at this late stage restorative intervention may be necessary accompanied with life long dental treatment. Hence the need to be more proactive at prevention of erosive tooth wear, as individuals, professionals and regulatory bodies. 

Overall management of erosive tooth wear should start with screening all patients on a regular basis. Early diagnosis of erosion is optimal and key so that preventive measures can be implemented. Some oral health care products, for example toothpastes or mouthrinses, have the potential for slowing the progression of erosive tooth wear, and are straightforward and effective to administer. However, tooth brushing should not be performed immediately after acid exposure, when the surface is softened. Restorative materials and bonding systems are only used if absolutely necessary. Recognise when  to refer tooth wear to a specialist for management

Aims

This presentation is aimed to impart current knowledge and future vision on diagnosis and management of erosive toothwear for the dental team.

Outcomes

Participant should: 

  • Understand the aetiology of, susceptibility to and impact of erosive toothwear - GDC Development Outcome C
  • Be familiar with the BEWE Toothwear index - GDC Development Outcome C
  • Gain knowledge on current preventative management of erosive toothwear - GDC Development Outcomes A and C
  • Know when to refer toothwear - GDC Development Outcome B

Talks

Abstract

Erosive tooth wear, for the majority of individuals, is a totally preventable condition. Contemporary figures show the prevalence of tooth wear is increasing and common in both deciduous and adult dentitions. The impact of moderate to severe tooth wear can be significant leading to poor aesthetics, sensitivity, loss of function, gingival recession and sometimes loss of self-esteem. Due to the gradual and often sporadic nature of tooth wear, it can be difficult to diagnose and assessments to predict susceptibility are not currently available. Once advanced, lesions are clearly visible to the patient, however at this late stage restorative intervention may be necessary accompanied with life long dental treatment. Hence the need to be more proactive at prevention of erosive tooth wear, as individuals, professionals and regulatory bodies. 

Overall management of erosive tooth wear should start with screening all patients on a regular basis. Early diagnosis of erosion is optimal and key so that preventive measures can be implemented. Some oral health care products, for example toothpastes or mouthrinses, have the potential for slowing the progression of erosive tooth wear, and are straightforward and effective to administer. However, tooth brushing should not be performed immediately after acid exposure, when the surface is softened. Restorative materials and bonding systems are only used if absolutely necessary. Recognise when  to refer tooth wear to a specialist for management

Aims

This presentation is aimed to impart current knowledge and future vision on diagnosis and management of erosive toothwear for the dental team.

Outcomes

Participant should: 

  • Understand the aetiology of, susceptibility to and impact of erosive toothwear - GDC Development Outcome C
  • Be familiar with the BEWE Toothwear index - GDC Development Outcome C
  • Gain knowledge on current preventative management of erosive toothwear - GDC Development Outcomes A and C
  • Know when to refer toothwear - GDC Development Outcome B

Speakers

Speakers

Biography

Prof Nicola West

Professor Nicola West is a graduate of the University of Wales College of Medicine. After attaining her fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons of England, Nicola gained her PhD from the University of Wales (Cardiff) in 1995, on Dentine Hypersensitivity and Toothwear.  Nicola gained her chair in Periodontology at Bristol Dental School, where she conducts research at an international level, leading the Clinical Trials Unit and attracting substantial industrial funding alongside EC and charity grants.

Current research interests include: developing research methodologies, the scientific evaluation of oral health care products for plaque regrowth and gingivitis studies, toothwear including erosion, abrasion and attrition; dentine hypersensitivity, tooth staining and whitening; periodontal conditions and periodontal disease associated with Alzheimer’s Disease, bone augmentation and peri-implant lesions. 

Since 1990, Nicola has maintained in parallel, a thriving private referral practice in the centre of Bristol. At The Bristol Perio Clinic, Clifton, Nicola undertakes specialist periodontal treatment, bone augmentation and implant placement. A particular sphere of interest includes the management of peri-implantitis lesions. 

Nicola lectures regularly in the national and international forum, is an active member and Secretary of the British Society of Periodontology (www.bsperio.uk)  and currently is the European BSP representative and regional postgraduate tutor for the British Society of Periodontology in the South West of England.  Nicola is a member of the Specialist Advisory Committee (SAC) of the Royal College of Surgeons of England for Restorative Dentistry and assessor for the SAC GDC Periodontics Specialist Listing Applications Panel.