A Team Approach to Managing Periodontitis
Dr. Wendy Gill BDSc (WA), MDSc (Perio), FRACDS (Perio), FPFA, FAD , Jennine Bywater Dental Therapist
This presentation will be co-presented by Dr Wendy Gill (periodontist) and Jennine Bywaters (lead therapist) to discuss how to utilise a team approach to managing periodontitis. The new classification of periodontal and peri implant diseases will be presented as a framework for patient and staff education as well as a guide to when referral may be appropriate.
The ultimate success of periodontitis management relies on supportive periodontal therapy or ‘maintenance’. The presentation will explore the benefits of combining the skills of the periodontist and the hygiene team in managing the ongoing susceptibility of periodontitis patients. A maintenance appointment will be described and include the role of Guided Biofilm Therapy (GBT) in maximising health outcomes.
Release date: Wednesday 29th April, 2020, 09:20 PM
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Dr. Wendy Gill BDSc (WA), MDSc (Perio), FRACDS (Perio), FPFA, FAD
Dr Wendy Gill graduated from UWA in 1994 and spent 9 years in general practice before completing her Masters Degree in Periodontology in 2006. Wendy obtained her Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (Perio) in the same year and started Alliance Periodontics and Implant Dentistry in 2008. In 2014 Wendy underwent extensive additional training in the use of dental lasers for treatment of periodontal and peri implant diseases. She is actively involved with the International Team for Implantology and runs a study club for dentists and dental specialists in Perth. She also lectures locally, nationally and internationally on periodontal and dental implant topics.
Jennine Bywater Dental Therapist
Jennine graduated in 1987 from Curtin University with an Associate Diploma in Dental Therapy. She has since attained the Cert. Health Education, a BSc in Health Promotion and a Post Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety.
She has been a clinical demonstrator for student dental hygienists at Curtin University and currently participates in the clinical placement programme for Oral Health Therapy students.
Since 2018, Jennine has been an educator with the Swiss Dental Academy, presenting lectures at conferences and running training courses with Wendy for dental clinicians.
Jennine is an active member of the Australian Dental and Oral Health Therapists’ Association and recently joined the committee of the Australian Society of Periodontology (WA).
Jennine joined Alliance Periodontics & Implant Dentistry in 2016. She is passionate about periodontal health and enjoys working closely with Wendy to achieve the best outcomes for our patients.