Masterclass in Periodontal Disease


What is the course about?

Masterclass in Periodontal Disease treatment and management is a course aimed at dentist, dental hygienist/therapist to enable them to carry out non-surgical periodontal treatment successfully in primary care settings (general practice). It is a 3 day course which will have all components of phase 1, 2 & 3 (please see below). This is particularly useful for someone who wants to learn everything at once or who lives far away and commuting to 3 different days and venues might be particularly challenging.

Summary about Masterclass in Periodontal Disease

CPD – 20 hours Enhanced CPD (we meet GDC’s new enhanced CPD requirement as well as ALL COPDEND requirements)

Time – Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 9:00am – 5:00pm

Cost – £650 with VAT included for 3 days  (includes reading materials, refreshment & lunch)

Speaker – Mr Deepak Simkhada

Who is course aimed at: Qualified Hygienist, Therapist and Dentists, other team members welcome

Please note: All of our courses are fully independent and unbiased. However courses are supported by various dental companies and supplies. It will enable us to bring better courses in reasonable cost. There might be representatives from various company on our course day so you get opportunity to try and discuss products you might like. Our current sponsors are NSK UK, PnG (Oral B), Botique Whitening,  Hu-Friedy Hand Instruments, Doctor Tooth, Vision Perio Brushes  and On-Point Financial. There might be additional sponsors for certian courses which will be updated on relavent course booking page.

Phase One

Day 1 – Non-Surgical Periodontal Therapy – What is stopping you from getting that good result?


The course will provide the dental professionals with a comprehensive knowledge on the management of periodontal disease using Non-Surgical Periodontal Therapy within primary care setting and on achieving good success rate. It will also look at science/evidence behind the use and recommendation of each of products/process we discuss, where available. We will discuss on how to plan the treatment so that you can execute it well in clinical settings. Course will also cover comprehensive record keeping, communication skills, discussing treatment plans, gaining valid consent, litigation surrounding periodontal disease and recent GDC cases and evidence submitted in these cases.


To be able diagnose, treatment plan and execute NSPT to achieve good results in primary care settings.


The speaker will:

  • Outline current understanding of the aetiology, progression and treatment of periodontal disease
  • Discuss the evidence behind the use of various oral hygiene products and its effectiveness in non-surgical periodontal therapy hygiene phase, where available.
  • Demonstrate how to diagnose and classify periodontal disease using 2017 Classification, construct a treatment plan following S3 Treatment Protocol (2021), gain consent and keep comprehensive records
  • Explain the objectives of non-surgical periodontal therapy and the stages of wound healing
  • Clarify when and how to offer referral for specialist care.

Anticipated Learning Outcomes:

Following the session, the delegates will be able to:

  • Assess the patients in detail, perform necessary examinations (within your own scope of practice) and be able to make right diagnosis.
  • Aid the motivation and instruct patients in improving their oral hygiene
  • Classify and diagnose periodontal disease following New 2017 Classification. 
  • Recognise the need for periodontal treatment and to be able to offer specialist care when needed
  • Formulate a treatment plan tailored to each patient (following S3 Treatment Guidelines), gain consent and be able to keep detailed, contemporaneous notes

Higher Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the disease, process, treatment plan options in simple terms and be able to gain consent
  • Adapt multidisciplinary approach into your daily practice
  • Appreciate disease pathogenesis of periodontal disease and its relevance in in the treatment we provide
  • Understand Importance of team approach to give best patient care possible

CPD – 6.5 hours Enhanced CPD

Time – 9:00am – 5:00pm

Cost – £200 (includes reading materials, refreshment & lunch)

Speaker – Mr Deepak Simkhada

Who is course aimed at: Qualified Hygienist, Therapist and Dentists


Day 1 –  Programme

09:00- 09:30




09:45- 10:00

Knowledge, skills and attitude test

10:00- 10:20

Classification of periodontal diseases, gingivitis and its management

10:20- 10:35

Patient communication, Disease explanation strategies 

10:35- 10:45

Use of various oral hygiene products

10:45- 11:00

Comprehensive record keeping

11:00 -11:15


11:15 -11:30

Objectives of NSPT

11:30 -12:00

Disease progression, Wound healing


Treatment planning and rationale behind it

12:20 -12:40

Gaining informed consent

12:40- 13:00

Question & Answers

13:00 – 14:00



Planning the big day

15:00 – 15:15

Mid-afternoon coffee break

15:15 – 16:00

Clinical Case studies

16:00 – 16:35

GDC cases, legislative issues

16:35 – 17:00

Q & A, feedbacks

Phase Two

Day 2: Treating and Maintaining Periodontal Disease – Complete Instrumentation Hands-on Course


It is a complete periodontal instrumentation day that will look at how to plan and manage periodontal treatment following non-surgical procedure and the effective instrumentation skills and techniques to achieve successful outcome. We will also look at the science & evidence behind the design, use and recommendation of each of products/process we discuss. There will be brief discussion on how to plan the treatment so that you can execute it well in clinical settings. Hence it will give you a complete understanding and knowledge behind best use of ultrasonic scalers, hand instruments and air polishing and finer practical skills for NSPT.


To learn and refine instrumentation skills to carry out successful non-surgical periodontal therapy.


The speaker will:

  • Refresh dental professional’s knowledge on planning and the management of periodontal disease using non-surgical approach.
  • Shed light on how to use site specific Gracey curettes during non-surgical periodontal treatment and the effective techniques for root surface debridement.
  • Discuss various air polishing powders, their physical properties and how to use them in clinical settings for both cosmetic stain removal and during periodontal maintenance.
  • Provide hands on demonstration with ultrasonic scalers (Peizoelectric & magnetostrictive scalers), hand instrumentation (Graceys & universals) and air-polishing (supra and sub gingival for cosmetic and periodontal treatment/maintenance) in order to improve their periodontal instrumentation skills.
  • Demonstrate how to sharpen hand instruments.

Anticipated Learning Outcomes:

Following the session, the delegates will be able to:

  • Differentiate between magnetostrictive and piezoelectric scalers and their working mechanisms
  • Use USS, hand instruments and air-polish confidently and be able to carry out non-surgical treatment effectively
  • Be able to implement skills learned from both lecture and demonstration (Hands on).

Higher Learning Outcomes

  • Choose right instruments (appropriate hand instruments and ultrasonic tips for supra and sub-gingival areas) and materials for periodontal treatment and maintenance
  • Distinguish between different uss types, tips, hand instruments (gracey/universal scaler) and polishing powders and be able to use various phase of periodontal treatments/cosmetic treatments
  • Enhance periodontal treatment skills (hands on) using USS, hand instruments and air polishing

CPD – 7 hours enhanced CPD

Time – 8.45am – 5pm

Cost – £300 (includes reading materials, refreshment & lunch)

Speaker – Mr Deepak Simkhada

Who is course aimed at: Qualified Hygienist, Therapist and Dentists


Equipment list – if possible, please bring with you:

  • Scrubs and loupes (preferred).
  • Any portable ultrasonic scalers and hand instruments you would like to practice with during the day.
  • Extracted teeth – obtained ethically and properly sterilised.

Day 2 – Programme


08:45-09:00 Registration
09:00-09:30 Recap periodontal disease, management and treatment planning
09:30-10:45 Understanding the theory and looking at the science/evidence behind ultrasonic scales and its use
10:45-11:00 Refreshment break
11:00-11:45 Understanding the theory and looking at the science/evidence behind hand instruments and its use
11:45-12:30 Understanding the theory and looking at the science/evidence behind air polisher and its use
12:30-12:45 Questions and answers
12:45-13:45 Lunch
13:45-14:15 Demonstration
14:15-14:30 Delegate set up time
14:30-16:30 Practical exercises
16:30-16:45 Questions and answers
16:45-17:00   Post course questionnaire & Feedback forms


Phase Three

Day 3: Periodontal & Implant Maintenance, Implementing Ideas (practice protocols and training your team around you) and Profitable Periodontics


This day we will look at rationale for periodontal maintenance and implant maintenance in greater detail, evidence behind various procedures, instruments and materials we can use. We will discuss various care plan pathways, guide you on how to create periodontal protocol for your practice for treatment and internal/external referral, implementing care plan for each patient, how to train various members of dental team so that all of us can support each other. We will look at difference between ethical and unethical selling, how to work more effectively & efficiently and how you can be clinically as well as financially successful completing periodontal treatment.


  1. To maintain implant and periodontal health following periodontal treatment
  2. To promote positive and constructive dialogue among colleagues in dental practice to provide best periodontal care.


The speaker will:

  • Discuss importance of periodontal treatment and maintenance and appreciate the evidence behind such treatments.
  • Discuss current periodontal and implant maintenance protocols and implement them in practice.
  • Discuss common materials and equipment used for periodontal & implant maintenance in general practice.

Anticipated Learning Outcomes:

Following the session, the delegates will be able to:

  • Set up practice protocol and how to create effective internal/external referral procedures within practice.
  • Critique the reasoning behind periodontal and implant maintenance and to formulate a suitable maintenance plan following successful treatment.
  • Differentiate between ethical and unethical selling.

Higher Learning Outcomes

  • Create a practice protocol allowing effective communication among practice staff with view to follow latest GDC/BSP/NHS regulations and guidelines.
  • Create direct access protocol, information leaflets and flyers for patient education and whole dental team.
  • Appreciate the importance of periodontal/implant maintenance and various modalities of treatment.
  • Discussion about past legal cases to show the importance to put patient interest first.

CPD – 6.5 hours enhanced CPD

Time – 9.00am – 5pm

Cost – £200 (includes reading materials, refreshment & lunch)

Speaker – Mr Deepak Simkhada

Who is course aimed at: Qualified Hygienist, Therapist, Dentists and Practice managers


Day 3 Programme

09:00 – 09:30 Registration
09:30 – 09:45 Introduction
09:45 – 10:15 Direct access, legal cases
10:15 – 10:45 Periodontal maintenance
10:45 – 11:00 Implant maintenance
11:00 – 11:15 Refreshment break
11:15 – 11:45 Care plan pathways
11:45 – 12:30 Creating and Implementing Periodontal Protocol
12:30 – 13:00 Training your team to achieve your goals collectively
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:00 Ethical selling
15:00 – 16:00 Profitable Periodontics
16:00 – 16:30 Interview Techniques
16:40 – 17:00 Q & A , Feedbacks & post course questionnaires

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Questionnaires for course can be accessed before and after 3 days of the course

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