About this event

  • Date and time Thu 30 Mar 2023 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Odontology

This international webinar will discuss the impact of the oral microbiome on general and systematic health. International experts will guide delegates through contemporary research and management of periodontal conditions in patients with complex medical disorders. 

The primary aim of this meeting is to provide an update on the relationship between periodontal conditions in primary dental care. 

Benefits of attending

  • Know how to describe the challenges involved with managing periodontal disorders in patients with complex medical conditions  
  • Understand the latest research in periodontology and be able to describe it 
  • Be able to explain the role of the oral microbiome in systemic medical conditions  

The Odontology Section DoubleDay lecture prize will also be presented and awarded at this meeting. Please scroll down further for more information and to make a submission. 

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We would like to thank our sponsor Oral-B for their support of this meeting. Please note that the main scientific programme and content has not been influenced in any way by the sponsor.

Key speakers

Dr Zoe Brookes

Associate Professor of Dental Education and Research, Peninsula Dental School

Professor Iain Chapple MBE

Professor of Periodontology, Consultant in Restorative Dentistry and Head of Research for Institute of Clinical Sciences, University of Birmingham 

Speaker's biography

Professor Iain Chapple MBE is Director of Research for the Institute of Clinical Sciences, former Head of the Dental School (2016-2020) at BirminghamUniversity UK. He has written 13-textbooks and 35-chapters. Iain was IADR Periodontal Research Group President (2006-7), European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) Treasurer (2007-2013); Workshop co-chair (2008-current); Scientific Advisory Committee Chair (2013-2016); Secretary General (2016-2019) and BSP President (2014-2015). He was awarded: The Royal College of Surgeons Tomes medal (2011); IADR Distinguished Scientist (2018); EFP’s Eminence Award (2022) and was awarded an MBE in the 2022 Queens New Year’s Honour’s. He has published >240 papers and leads a regional periodontal service and national service for adults with Epidermolysis Bullosa.


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Welcome and introduction

Professor Andrew Dickinson, Odontology Section, Royal Society of Medicine and Miss Aliya Hasan, Speciality Registrar, Orthodontics 

Promotional Oral-B iO™ Series 9 Electric Toothbrush Video, sponsored by Oral-B

Oral-B have not influenced the programme of this meeting

Sponsored presentation by Oral-B: Periodontitis and Systemic Diseases

Dr Louis Mackenzie

Oral microbiome: Why we want balance for systemic health

Dr Zoe Brookes, Associate Professor of Dental Education and Research, Peninsula Dental School

DoubleDay Lecture Prize Presentation - Should dentists be recommending antimicrobial mouthwashes for all patients?

Mr Samuel Tan, Undergraduate Dental Student, King’s College London

Gums and joints – what is the connection?

Professor Iain Chapple MBE, Professor of Periodontology, Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, and Head of Research for Institute of Clinical Sciences, University of Birmingham

Panel discussion
Closing remarks
Close of meeting





Registration for this webinar will close 1 hour prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 1 hour before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.

Webinar recordings will be available for registered delegates up to 60 days after the live webinar, via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place.

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels.

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