Having qualified from Manchester University Dental School, Ope is now a registered Specialist in Periodontics. Through his 6-year specialist training, he gained two Master’s degrees in restorative dentistry (Newcastle University) and periodontics (Kings College London, Guys Hospital) and now restricts his practice to periodontics, prosthodontics, aesthetic and implant dentistry. Ope has also been involved in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate dentists in various dental hospitals and including The Royal College of Surgeons, England. Ope’s current research interests lie in bone and gum regeneration with autografts, allografts and xenografts for implant surgery. He also enjoys mentoring other dentists in implant and restorative dentistry.
“ I have a commitment to excellent clinical outcomes, I am equally committed to ensuring that all patients treated in our practice truly feel cared for and have a pleasant experience. Outside work I enjoy life coaching, spending time in the country, red wines and I am a keen supporter of Manchester United”.
Periodontal disease progression diagnosed, utilising a comprehensive evaluation encompassing multiple factors. Examining the teeth, the colour and consistency of the gingival tissues, measuring the periodontal pockets and view the bone levels on radiographs
Failure to diagnose or treat periodontitis fully is responsible for 45% of medicolegal claims against dentists and their teams (Dental Protection).
Dentists must examine, take appropriate x-rays and diagnose the disease using use the new periodontal classification to clearly explain the disease and create a clear action plan.
Goals for the treatment outcomes for the dentist and patient must be agreed upon.
The prognosis of treatment was also discussed and agreed.
How-The educational step
Supragingival debridement (ultrasonic scaler), Oral Health Education and Motivation. This is usually provided by the DHT and it must be the same as the advice introduced by the dentist. Historical barriers to poor oral health must be identified and a plan made for improvement with patient goals in mind.
Subgingival debridement (ultrasonic scalers and hand instruments) and reinforcement of oral health education. This should take place over a number of visits and the DHT should be given some freedom to determine the number of visits. Appointments should be a minimum of 30 minutes each