Dental hygienist, Sally Rogers and dental therapist, Holly Hubery recently attended a two day course at ICE Postgraduate Dental Institute and Hospital in Salford as part of a perio implant disease prevention programme.

The ICE Postgraduate Dental Institute & Hospital is committed to delivering dental education using a unique model of mentor-based postgraduate training and education in implant and digital dentistry within a state-of-the-art learning environment.

The course, which consisted of 15 delegates discussing and sharing information and experiences allowed Sally and Holly to combine a mix of theory and hands-on learning alongside the support of trusted and qualified mentors.

Sally, said: “The aim of the course was to empower the dental team with the confidence and knowledge to recognise, monitor and treat perio implant disease.  We were taught by Professor Cemal Ucer and Professor Simon Wright and their impressive hygiene and therapy team.

“Over the course of two days we had lectures and discussions around patient risk factors, maintenance protocols, recalls, recording and radiographic assessment.

“It was great to be able to have hands on experience of maintaining, probing and instrumentation of implants as well as placing our own implants in models.

“We left the course with new ideas and protocols to update the rest of the team back at Queensway and we have both gained an improved confidence in our own abilities to provide the best service and care for our patients and support the rest of the dental team.”