Webinar: Periodontal and peri-implantitis: the final frontier of oral disease?

202002jun7:30 pm8:30 pmWebinar: Periodontal and peri-implantitis: the final frontier of oral disease?Suitable for: Australian dental practitioners7:30 pm - 8:30 pm(GMT+10:00) View in my time Event Organized ByDental Protection LimitedDisciplinePeriodontics

Webinar: Periodontal and peri-implantitis: the final frontier of oral disease? (AU)

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Despite advances in other fields of dentistry, predictably managing periodontal disease and peri-implant diseases still remains a challenge. We now recognise differences between gingivitis, periodontitis, mucositis and peri-implantitis and as these diseases are not the same, they require specific diagnosis and management strategies. Given the popularity of implants over the last 20 years, knowledge and understanding of this is becoming a critical component for every clinician.

Join Periodontist, Dr Christopher Barker for our one-hour interactive webinar and gain insight into dental implant maintenance, disease diagnosis and clinical management on the frontline of dentistry. Dr Barker will discuss the differences between peri-implantitis and periodontitis, the rationale behind an implant maintenance regime and how to identify and manage potential complications associated with implants, particularly when outside influences limit what we can do.

Dr Barker will be joined by Dental Protection Senior Dentolegal Consultant, Dr Mike Rutherford, for a real time question and answer discussion.

By attending this webinar you will:

  • Recognise the differences between peri-implantitis and periodontitis
  • Understand the rationale behind the maintenance regime required with implants
  • Identify and manage potential complications associated with implants


Speakers for this event

  • Dr Christopher Barker

    Dr Christopher Barker


    Dr Christopher Barker is a Queensland-based Periodontist who specialises in the full scope of specialist periodontics treatment methods. He is passionate about staying up-to-date with new treatments and technologies that assist in providing positive patient outcomes and experiences. Christopher is one of only a few specialist periodontists in Australia able to provide LANAP® – a minimally invasive laser periodontal treatment and Guided Biofilm Therapy, one of the latest technologies in dental hygiene treatments.

    Christopher is president of the Australian Osseointegration Society (AOS), former president of the Australian Society of Periodontology (ASP) and a director of International Team for Implantology (ITI) (Sunshine Coast branch). He is a member of the Australian & New Zealand Academy of Periodontists (ANZAP), the Australian Dental Association (ADA) and launched the inaugural public awareness campaign, ‘Fight Gum Disease Australia’ in February 2020.


  • Dr Mike Rutherford

    Dr Mike Rutherford

    Senior Dentolegal Advisor

    Dr Mike Rutherford is Senior Dentolegal Consultant for Dental Protection Australia. Dr Rutherford has more than 40 years’ dental experience in private practice, hospital clinics, the defence forces and supervising undergraduate dental students. He spent 19 years as a member of the ADAQ Patient Liaison Panel. Dr Rutherford had been a partner in a Brisbane suburban dental practice for three generations of patients.

    Senior Dentolegal Advisor


Dental Protection Limited

Dental Protection has been supporting and protecting the dental health profession in Australia continuously for over 45 years. A first-class service to members combined with a wealth of educational information and risk management experience has made Dental Protection the largest organisation of its kind in the world with over 66,000 members around the globe. We offer student and new graduate membership at no cost and also have reduced rates for young dentists. Dental Protection membership includes access to professional indemnity, support and advice when you need it, free CPD and a whole lot more.
events@dentalprotection.org DPL Australia Pty Ltd Level 1/65 Park Road MILTON QLD 4064 Brisbane

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