Hand instrumentation in the management of periodontitis

Hand instrumentation in the management of periodontitis

 Instant-access eLearning module



An update on periodontal hand instrumentation skills for the management of periodontitis.

To review the different type of instruments available, their design and maintenance, principles behind the usage of these instruments.

The GDC development outcome is C.


Dr Sarah Pollington

BDS, MMedSci (Rest Dent), FHEA, MFDS RCPSG, DipEd, PhD, FDS (Rest Dent) RCPSG
Dr Pollington is a Senior Clinical Teacher and Honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry at the University of Sheffield.
She is Undergraduate Lead for Learning and Teaching in Periodontology, Lead for a number of Prosthodontic clinical skills courses and is Director of Student Affairs at the University of Sheffield
Dr Pollington has been actively engaged with the RCPS Glasgow since 2007, was Deputy Convenor for the MFDS Part 2 examinations from 2015 to 2019 and is currently Director of the Dental Education, Training and Professional Development Board since 2019. She has been an MFDS examiner for many years both nationally and internationally. Regarding her research portfolio, Dr Pollington is involved in pedagogical, dental material science and clinical trial work.

Dr Vanaja Krishna Naik
Clinical Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry (co-lead for Periodontics),
School of Dentistry, University of Leeds
Visiting Professor, SRM Dental College, Ramapuram, Chennai 600089, India
Dr Vanaja Krishna Naik qualified in India as a Periodontist in 2001 and worked in India for 14 years as a Periodontist before she made a permanent move to the UK in 2015. During her career she has presented posters and papers at various national and international forums and has been a panel member and chairperson at various scientific events. She has been a winner of National Essay writing competition help dy Inidan Society of Periodontology twice in 2006 and 2007 and was recipient of T.C. White Visiting Scholarship, awarded by RCPS Glasgow, UK in 2008. She is also an MFDS examiner for RCPSG since 2012. She has a passion for clinical Periodontics, teaching and research in Periodontology since 2001 and has worked in India, Saudi Arabia and UK. She was recently nominated for positive impact award, partnership awards and University of Leeds. Her research interests are systematic risk factors for periodontal diseases.


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