Webinar - EFP – WONCA (World Organisation of National Colleges & Associations of Family Doctors) Workshop – Impact of Periodontal Health on Overall Health

03.10.2023, 7:00pm-8:30pm

The webinar is free for members, non-member charges are £20 Hygienist/Therapist, £30 Dentist.

Bookings will close at midday on Monday 2 October 2023.

Registering instructions will be sent out on Monday 2 October 2023, as you need to register with Zoom (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 500 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 to all delegates who have booked and viewed the webinar. Bookings must have been made through the BSP website. Non-members will need their booking reference number to obtain CPD. Evaluation form and CPD certificates will be available after the event on the website.  



This webinar will address the current evidence base for the health and economic burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and the systemic impact of periodontitis on diabetes, cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. The consensus views of the WONCA and the EFP on priorities to improve joint working between oral healthcare professionals and family doctors will be addressed, alongside the current consensus evidence base for the impact of periodontitis upon NCDs, the role of OHPs in early case detection/screening/prevention of CVD, diabetes and respiratory diseases, and the role of family doctors in the detection/ screening/prevention of periodontal diseases. This lecture will present a glimpse into the future of collaborating dental/medical care pathways.


  • To understand the health and economic burden of NCDs, focussing on periodontitis, CVD, diabetes and respiratory diseases.

  • To summarise the current evidence-base for periodontitis as a risk factor for NCDs, specifically CVD, diabetes and respiratory diseases.

  • To summarise the biological links between periodontitis and NCDs.

  • To share the recommendations of the workshop on the potential role of family doctors in the early detection/screening/prevention of periodontitis and the role of oral healthcare professionals in the early detection/screening/prevention of CVD, diabetes and respiratory diseases.

  • To share with delegates the purpose, aims, objective and outcomes of the EFP-WONCA workshop.


  • Understand the impact of severe periodontitis upon the economy and public health.

  • Be able to confidently discuss with and explain to patients the impact of periodontitis on their general health and wellbeing based on recommendations of the EFP-WONCA consensus report.

  • Have insights into how early case detection of diabetes, CVD or respiratory diseases may be implemented in dental practice and how family doctors need to develop care pathways for their patients with NCDs into oral healthcare teams.

  • Appreciate the tools that are being developed to enable closer and more joined up working between oral healthcare professionals and family doctors, that put the patient at the centre of holistic care.

GDC Development Outcomes A, C & D




Professor Iain Chapple

Iain Chapple is Director of Research for the Institute of Clinical Sciences, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, and former Director of the Dental School at Birmingham University UK. He has written 13-textbooks and 36 chapters. Iain was IADR Periodontal Research Group President (2006-7); European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) Treasurer (2007-2013), Workshop co-chair (2008-current), Scientific Advisory Committee Chair, Secretary General (2016-2019); and British Society of Periodontology President (2014-2015). Honours include: The Charles Tomes medal of The Royal College of Surgeons (2011); IADR Distinguished Scientist in Periodontal Research (2018); EFP’s Eminence Award (2022). He is former Associate Editor of the Journals of Clinical Periodontology and Periodontal Research, current Associate Editor of Periodontology 2000 and published over 250 manuscripts in the scientific literature. Iain was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours list 2022 for services to oral and dental health. He leads Birmingham’s Periodontal Research Group, a regional periodontal service and national service for adults with Epidermolysis Bullosa.