The Use and Abuse of Antimicrobials in the Management of Periodontal Disease
The Use and Abuse of Antimicrobials in the Management of Periodontal Dise..

Development Outcome: C

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1.5 h

1.5 Credits

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Sponsored by Sponsored by: Oral-B

Webinar start:
April 3rd 2015 at 7:30pm
Webinar end:
April 3rd 2015 at 9:00pm

Course Description


To provide an update to the General Dental Practitioner on the appropriate use of antimicrobials in the management of periodontal disease. 

Learning content 

Join Dr Mike Milward in this webinar sponsored by Oral-B. The widespread and inappropriate use of antibiotics has been a key factor in the rise in bacterial resistance in the world population, resulting in the real possibility that we will run out of effective antibiotics to manage infection. This has been cited as a high priority by the World Health Organization (WHO) with discussions such as ‘Antibiotic resistance - a threat to global health security’ taking place in an attempt to address this key issue. In dentistry we need to play our part by ensuring we use antibiotics appropriately. 


  • Background on antibiotics
  • Challenges of their use in the periodontal tissues
  • Modes of delivery (systemic vs topical)
  • Indications for use including clinical scenarios
  • The latest European consensus statement on antibiotic use
  • Alternative therapies 

Development Outcome: C


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About the speaker

Dr Mike Milward


Mike qualified as a medical microbiologist before embarking on his dental career. After initially working in general dental practice, he returned to the School of Dentistry to undertake a number of junior hospital /teaching roles before being appointed as a full time clinical lecturer in Periodontology.

Since his appointment he has developed a profile in teaching and research, becoming a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and completed his PhD in 2010. He is actively involved with the British Society of Periodontology as both Honorary Treasurer and as a member of the Education Committee. His current role is that of Senior Lecturer/Honorary Consultant in Periodontology at the School of Dentistry, University of Birmingham.

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