Healthy Gums Do Matter!


The Healthy Gums Do Matter toolkit has been developed by the Greater Manchester Local Dental Network (GM LDN), a group of general dental practitioners, patients, commissioners and specialists, in association with NHS England Greater Manchester dental commissioners, to help dental teams raise the standards of periodontal care management in primary care and bridge the gap between how periodontal care is currently delivered and how it should be. It distils specialist guidance on prevention and treatment into workable care pathways for NHS dental practices. 

Dr Shazad Saleem, Chair of the Perio Sub-group (GM LDN), has kept the BSP updated on this important project and we look forward to collaborating with him on other BSP initiatives in the future.

The BSP is delighted to host the Healthy Gums DO Matter (HGDM) Second Edition – Periodontal Management in Primary Dental Care toolkit and resources on our website. The second edition has been updated to align with current guidance and the BSP’s implementation plan for the 2017 classification system of periodontal disease and conditions. On our Professionals page you will find:

1. The interactive electronic version of the second edition of the HGDM toolkit

2.  The Quick Reference Guide

3. The Patient Agreement   

4. The Patient Periodontal Leaflet & Consent Form