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Mile End, London (E1 4NS)

29th Jun to 29th Jun, 2019

Mile End, London (E1 4NS)

21st Mar to 21st Mar, 2020

Dental litigation in the UK is rising at alarming rate. Periodontal disease non-diagnosis, poor management still accounts for majority of these cases. This course will aim to analyse reasons behind this huge rise in legal cases and how a practitioner can minimise their risk and provide gold standard of treatment. We will focus the day on appropriate screening, treatment planning strategies, comprehensive record keeping, gaining valid consent, communication methods and how we can implement them in practice (protocol). We will also discuss Direct Access and steps you can implement to safely provide care for those patients.


  • To learn about periodontal litigation in the UK and update delegates on ways to avoid them.

Objectives The speaker will:

  • Discuss how to screen, assess and document patients with periodontal disease.
  • Discuss detailed documentation of patients with periodontal conditions.
  • Discuss direct access and how to safely/legally incorporate into your practice.
  • Discuss how all clinicians and practice can work as a team.

Anticipated Learning Outcomes 

Following the session, the delegates will be able to:

  • Confident in screening, assessing and documenting clinical finings and proposed plan for patients.
  • Understand on how to incorporate direct access into your practice.
  • Successfully implement strategies to have a periodontally focused practice.


Dr. Hatem Algraffee


Specialist Periodontist

Hatem Algraffee qualified as a dentist from the Royal London Hospital. He then worked in an oral and maxillo-facial surgery department, followed by several positions for various health authorities and general practice.He completed four years full time specialist training in Periodontology at Guys London Hospital. He was awarded a Masters Degree (MSc) in Periodontology and Masters in Clinical Dentistry (M.Clin.Dent) from Guys Hospital. This was followed by the award of the membership in restorative dentistry (MRD) from the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

His previous positions were as a Specialist Clinical Teacher at Guys Hospital, as a Senior Dental Officer for Hammersmith and Fulham Trust, visiting lecturer for LonDec and as a Postgraduate Dental Examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He has lectured at many postgraduate centre, run webinars and study clubs.

Hatem now dedicates his time to Periodontics in private practice and lecturing.


Deepak Simkhada

Dental Hygienist/ Dental Therapist 
BSc Oral Health (Uni of Dundee)
MSc Advance Periodontal Practice  (Uni of Essex)
CEO Perio With Deepak 
CEO Oral Care for Developing Countries

Deepak qualified from the University of Dundee (2007) with a BSc in Oral Health and studied MSc in Advanced Periodontal Practice at the University of Essex. He has a special interest in managing advance periodontal problems in primary care settings through non-surgical periodontal treatments.

Treating and managing periodontal patients in general dental practices has its own unique challenges. Deepak understands this from his own experience working from dental hospital to corporate and independent (both NHS and private) practices. He incorporates this into his teaching methods and explains how to manage patients better and yield successful outcome using non-surgical approach. Deepak’s lectures are very comprehensive, hands on, evidence-based and he ensures he creates open-style, fun and interactive learning environment for his delegates. He has been described as “motivational and engaging speaker”.

He frequently writes for dental journals and lectures at dental events on these topics nationally and internaltionally.  Annually he organises volunteering trip to Nepal to promote oral and general health and to provide pain relief as well as general dental treatments.

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