Undiagnosed and untreated periodontal disease is one of the fastest growing areas of litigation and complaints in dentistry; so acting early against gum disease has never been so important. The Dental Defence Union (DDU) recommends use of the basic periodontal examination (BPE) to help reduce the risk of a claim for missing periodontal disease.
First produced by the British Society of Periodontology in 1986, the BPE is a simple screening tool to assess a patient’s periodontal status. With more than 30 years of gum care expertise, Corsodyl has recently launched two free materials to help in the identification and prevention of gum disease, using the BPE. Gum Health – A Practitioner’s Guide is a handy booklet designed to refresh dental professionals’ knowledge of the BPE as well as the signs, symptoms and risk factors. Visit www.gsk-dentalprofessionals.co.uk to request a free copy.
Compatible with iPhones and iPads, the Corsodyl Guide to BPE & Gum Health mobile app is designed to be a quick reference tool. It features a description and clinical image of each BPE code and a summary of recommended treatment.
To download the free app, visit the iTunes App Store and search BPE app.
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