Oral diseases

Sat 20 February 2021

Oral diseases

Three presenters cover a range of oral diseases and their presentations.

A sheep in wolf’s clothing: The challenges to assessing oral mucosal disease

Presented by Dr Jonathan Tversky

The evaluation of a patient with oral mucosal disease can be complex and challenging. Determining whether the problem is self-limiting or worrisome needs to be determined early in the process as this will dictate when referral is required. Jonathan will highlight a range of commoner conditioning that need to be considered.

New classification scheme for periodontal and peri‐implant diseases and conditions

Presented by Dr Fiona Chan

Receive an overview of the 2017 classification of periodontal and peri-implant diseases and conditions, and key changes from the 1999 classification. For the first time, a definition for periodontal health has been introduced, and a new staging and grading system for the classification of periodontitis has been adopted. In addition, case definitions for peri-implant health and disease have been outlined. This presentation will demonstrate the implementation of the new classification scheme for periodontal and peri-implant diseases and conditions.

Learn how to:

  • Identify key changes from the 1999 classification of periodontal diseases and conditions
  • Apply the classification framework for periodontitis based on the new staging and grading system
  • Understand the new classification for peri-implant health, peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis
  • Implement the new classification scheme for periodontal and peri-implant diseases and conditions in daily clinical practice.

Oral diseases: Sex, drugs and the oral cavity

Presented by Dr Simone Belobrov

As a dental practitioner, it is likely that some of your patients will present with oral health issues associated with various sexual practises and recreational drug use. Sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise and can have oral manifestations. Learn the signs and symptoms these patients can present with.


  • The oral manifestations of sexually transmitted diseases
  • To recognise the non-odontogenic presentation of illicit drug use.

CPD hours: 3 clinical hours

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