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SubjectPreventative Dentistry
DescriptionThis session will look at the wider implications of oral health and our role in promoting healthy habits in our patients. Utilising workshop and case study format, this fully interactive day/programme will draw on the latest research combined with collective experience and best practice to help encourage healthy lifestyle changes.
VenueMilton Keynes Postgraduate Centre, Milton Keynes  View details
Date & timeThursday 15 November 2018, 09:15 to 16:30
LecturerElaine Tilling  View details
Target audienceRecommended to all
Development outcomeA, C
Course styleLecture
Core topicNo core topic
CPD hours6:00

The aim of this course is to provide an update on Oral Health Education & Promotion in dental practice, so as contribute to overall health.


1 Explain the perio-systemic link, and the oral implication of general diseases.

2 Identify behaviours and habits that impact oral health.

3 Review patient compliance with  health messages that are delivered in practice.

4 Discuss the latest research in healthy habit formation.

5 Demonstrate the practical application of facilitating patients with health habit formation, and the breaking of bad habits.

6 Describe current oral health messages given inpractice.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course , learners will be able to:

1 Describe the role of oral health in general wellbeing.

2 Identify determinant's of oral and general health.

3 Explain the impact of diet, oral hygiene, alcohol use, and smoking & vaping on oral health.

4 Appraise oral health improvement activities.

5 Deliver oral health advice that supports patients in healthy habit formation and oral health improvements.