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

Bookings will close at midday on Wednesday 26 April 2023.

Registering instructions will be sent out on Wednesday 26 April 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.  



  • To discuss how we assess prognosis in patients with periodontal disease.

  • To consider the efficacy of prognostic assessment and its clinical relevance.


1.    To describe the use of tooth loss and other parameters to assess prognosis;

2.    To discuss the literature on periodontal prognosis and how it informs our clinical decision making;

3.    To take a fresh look at the clinical approach to assessing periodontal prognosis at both tooth – and patient-specific levels;

4.    To consider how prognostic assessment influences treatment planning, including when and why to extract teeth


At the end of the session you should be able to

  • Understand the approaches and pitfalls to prognostic assessment in periodontology

  • To apply this clinically to practical treatment planning and management of periodontal disease.




Professor Francis Hughes

Francis Hughes is Emeritus Professor of Periodontology at King’s College London.  He completed his undergraduate training at Guys Hospital in 1979 and then carried out his postgraduate clinical and research training at the London Hospital Medical School from 1983 and as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Toronto (1988 -89).  He was appointed Professor of Periodontology at Barts & The London in 1999 and moved to KCL in 2009.  He retired in 2021 but remains active with research and teaching projects.  Francis is a past president of the British Society of Periodontology and of the Pan European Federation of IADR and was chair of the EuroPerio8 conference held in London in June 2015.  He has lectured widely around the World and has been honoured to address Annual Meetings of the BSP on a number of occasions.