BSP Webinars - 2018 Classification System

The British Society of Periodontology set up a working group of specialists and general practitioners to review the findings of the 2017 World Workshop on Classification of Periodontal Diseases, the outcomes of which were published in 2018 in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology [] and announced at EuroPerio 9 (Amsterdam, 2018). The BSP panel worked tirelessly to look at the process of implementation of the 2018 Classification for the UK, to ensure that it was workable and practical in UK general and specialist practice. The BSP implementation document was published in the British Dental Journal in January 2019 []. The paper described the salient points of the 2018 Classification, rationalised the differences between the 2018 and 1999 classifications, provided BSP management guidelines and an illustrative case study.

In addition, the BSP created a decision-making flowchart (algorithm) to help practitioners to adapt to the new classification. This document []  is essential for all practitioners in guiding them through the decision-making process to arrive at the correct diagnosis for their patients.

The BSP also planned and hosted a series of webinars to promote the 2018 Classification on the BSP website. The series, scheduled from October 2018 to February 2019, was made free of charge and available for everyone to access. Please view the webinars below.