In March and May of 2016 Tim attended FGDP(UK)'s Short Course in Periodontics at the Royal College of Surgeons of England in London, a unique practical course, enabling him to obtain excellent training in contemporary periodontal management in practice.
This high quality postgraduate dental course enables Tim to offer surgical treatment options for both periodontally-diseased and periodontally-healthy patients.
The course enables Tim to effectively plan treatment for patients presenting with periodontal disease within the context of a comprehensive restorative treatment plan understand the role of the patient in disease control and how to motivate patients, use contemporary non-surgical techniques in disease control, recognise presenting conditions that require the use of antimicrobials and diagnose and effectively treat periodontal/endodontic lesions.
The course covered surgical treatment options for both periodontally-diseased and periodontally-healthy patients and enables Tim to carry out flap surgery, root resection surgery, periodontal regenerative surgery, crown lengthening surgery and simple grafting surgery.
Philip Ower BDS, MSC, MGDSRCS was the Course Lead.
Phil started out as the RAF Adviser in Periodontology, running the RAF School of Dental Hygiene. After leaving the RAF he worked in several specialist practices and for 10 years, worked alongside the renowned Bernie Kieser at the Periodontal Practice in London. He now practises at the Briars Dental Centre in Newbury. He has been an examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons of England (MGDS) and served two terms on the Council of the British Society of Periodontology (BSP). He is about to start a third term on the BSP Council prior to his Presidency of the BSP in 2015-16. Phil has had papers published in a number of journals and served on the editorial boards of Primary Dental Care and Dental Health.
Professor Mike Mulcahy BChD FRCS(Hon) FDS(Hon) MGDS LDS RCS (Eng) FFGDP(UK)
Professor Mike Mulcahy is a former Dean of the FGDP(UK) and has been awarded a Chair in Primary Dental Care from the University of Kent. In addition to being the periodontics course facilitator, he is course director for the FGDP(UK) Diploma in Restorative Dentistry, he has been a general dental practitioner for most of his professional career, combining this with educational, training and consultancy roles for many other dental organisations.