Perio Update: BPE Guidelines


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The aim of this clinical update is to review changes to the BPE guidelines released by the British Society of Periodontology in 2016.

The GDC requires dental professionals to link their CPD activities to at least one development outcome as part of the new enhanced CPD scheme.

This module can be linked to development outcome C: Maintenance and development of knowledge and skill within your field of practice.

Suitable CPD for all members of the dental team involved with patient care.

Completion of this module and passing the associated quiz will satisfy GDC requirements for 1 hour of CPD.

The content does not have to be completed all at once, you will be returned to where you left off when your restart the e-learning module.

On completion of this module you should be able to:

  • Record a BPE for both children and adults using the appropriate codes
  • Understand the issues with recording a BPE around implants
  • Be able to interpret BPE scores
  • List the advantages and limitations of the BPE
  • Recognise the specific changes made to the BPE guidelines in 2016.

Topic 1:  Introduction

Topic 2:  How to record the BPE

Topic 3:  BPE scores

Topic 4:  What about implants

Topic 5:  BPE for children

Topic 6:  Interpreting the BPE

Topic 7:  Advantages of the BPE

Topic 8:  Limitations of the BPE

Topic 9:  What next?

Topic 10:  Summary

There are interactive questions and activities throughout the module, which are not assessed.

On completion of the module there is a separately assessed quiz.

You will need to achieve 70 % for this quiz to complete the module and access your CPD certificate. You will have two opportunities to achieve the required score.


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