Webinar - Time to take periodontitis seriously: economic & societal costs and how to implement the steps of care in real world NHS practice - Part 1

20.01.2022, 7:00pm-8:30pm

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

Bookings will close at midday on Wednesday 19 January.

Registering instructions will be sent out on Wednesday 19 January, 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 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 share the background, rationale and outcomes of the Economist Intelligence Unit’s White Paper on “Time to Take Periodontitis Seriously”.

  • To critically appraise aspects of the 2017 classification system and provide comparative prediction data for the BSP implementation vs the 2017 WWC.

  • To summarise the workings behind the S3 Level treatment guidelines and what they mean in day-to-day practice.

  • To illustrate the impact of the BSPs activities in the above in changing national policy and funding for periodontitis management.


  • Understand the impact of severe periodontitis upon the economy and society in Europe.

  • Be able to confidently discuss and explain to patients their diagnosis and the ability of the BSP system to predict tooth loss.

  • To understand the difference between evidence-based and consensus-based recommendation for steps of care within the S3-level guidelines.

  • To gain initial insights into how to implement phased-treatment for periodontitis in the NHS under the UDA system.


By the end of this lecture, delegates will understand the limitations of periodontal care provision under the current contract and what the future may look like. Delegates will also be able to enhance patient care by providing the most contemporary evidence-based periodontal treatment. This lecture meets the criteria for category A, C and D of the GDC’s development outcomes for enhanced CPD (Maintenance and development of knowledge and skill within your field(s) of practice).




Professor Iain Chapple

Iain Chapple is Professor of Periodontology, former Head of the School of Dentistry and current Director of Research for the Institute of Clinical Science, University of Birmingham UK. Iain is former Scientific Editor of: the British Dental Journal; Journal of Periodontal Research and current Associate Editor of: Journal Clinical Periodontology and Periodontology 2000. He has written 10-textbooks and 29 book chapters. Iain served the IADR Periodontal Research Group (PRG) as President (2006-7), Group Chair (2008-1015) and Counsellor (2016). He served the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) as: Treasurer (2007-2013); Workshop co-chair (2008-current); Foundation Chair of the EFP Scientific Advisory Committee; Editor of JCP Digest (2014-2016); EFP Secretary General (2016-2019). He was British Society of Periodontology President 2014-2015 and awarded the Charles Tomes medal of the Royal College of Surgeons (2011), the IADR PRG Rizzo Research Award (2001), and IADR Distinguished Scientist in Periodontal Research 2018. He was awarded the special citation award of the American Academy of Periodontology 2018. Iain leads Birmingham’s Periodontal Research Group, has published over 200 peer reviewed manuscripts in the international scientific literature.