Webinar - Understanding Trauma from Occlusion and Its Impact on the Periodontium: A Scientific and Clinical Update

04.07.2024, 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 Wednesday 3 July 2024.

Registering instructions will be sent out on Wednesday 3July 2024, 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 aims to discuss the effects of occlusal trauma and excessive occlusal forces on the periodontium in health and disease, providing an updated perspective on managing complex cases in clinical practice.


  • To understand the histological and clinical manifestations of trauma from occlusion on periodontal tissues.

  • To discuss historical theories and current evidence from human biopsies, animal studies, and clinical research, on the potential effects of occlusal trauma on the onset and progression of periodontal diseases.

  • To update clinicians on contemporary concepts and clinical implications concerning the management of periodontitis in the presence of traumatic occlusal forces, particularly in complex interdisciplinary cases.


  • Recognition of the clinical indicators and the histological presentation of periodontal tissues affected by trauma from occlusion or excessive occlusal forces.

  • Consolidation of knowledge regarding the scientific evidence supporting the relationship between trauma from occlusion and its impact on periodontal tissues.

  • Application of acquired knowledge to effectively manage periodontitis in the context of traumatic occlusal forces within complex interdisciplinary cases.

GDC Development Outcomes A & C




Professor Jacopo Buti

Jacopo is Professor of Periodontology at the UCL Eastman Dental Institute and Honorary Consultant in Periodontology at the UCLH Eastman Dental Hospital. Since 2022, he is also the Manager of the UCL Eastman Dental Institute Human Tissue Biobank.

He is a clinical specialist in Periodontics and member and examiner of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He is also registered as specialist in Oral Surgery in Italy. In 2011, Jacopo was awarded a PhD in Applied Statistics focusing on the application of novel statistical models for meta-analysis and network meta-analysis to clinical research and evidence-based synthesis.

In 2018, Jacopo has designed and introduced a 3-yr distance learning MSc programme in Periodontology of which he is the Director at the UCL Eastman Dental Institute. In 2022, Jacopo has been awarded the Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) in recognition of his contribution to education.

Jacopo has co-authored more than 100 publications and abstracts on national and international peer-reviewed journals in the field of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry and is Associate Editor of the Clinical Trials in Dentistry and Statistical Advisor of the Clinical Oral Implants Research journals.

His research has been awarded prizes by the Italian Society of Periodontology - “Henry M. Goldman” Prize in 2006 and by the American Academy of Periodontology - “R. Earl Robinson Periodontal Regeneration Award” for the most outstanding published scientific article on periodontal regeneration in the basic or clinical sciences in 2018.