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

Bookings will close at midday on Sunday 8 January.

Registering instructions will be sent out on Sunday 8 January, 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.  



  • Explain what the term “perio-systemic link” means

  • Explain some ways in which this is investigated

  • Explain some of the challenges in this field

  • Summarise some established and emerging links

  • Discuss our role as healthcare providers

  • Discuss ways of talking with patients about such links


After this presentation, you should be able to

  • Understand why the links between periodontitis and systemic diseases may exist

  • Understand the challenges in this type of research

  • Understand the importance of holistic care of patients

  • Talk to parents/ patients about their general health and how to improve their general health




Dr Praveen Sharma

Dr Sharma is an Associate Professor & Honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry at the School of Dentistry in the University of Birmingham. His PhD was investigating the links between periodontitis and systemic diseases, particularly chronic kidney disease. His PhD was funded by the NIHR (National Institute for Health Research) as part of the prestigious Doctoral Research Fellowship (DRF).

His research expertise lie in the fields of big data, epidemiology, medical statistics and the interface between oral and systemic diseases. Praveen’s research has won him numerous accolades and he has been invited by national and international periodontal societies to present his research.

Praveen is also Head of Teaching in Periodontology at the University of Birmingham’s School of Dentistry