Clinical Problem Solving in Periodontology and Implantology

1st Edition


Key Features

  • More than 400 colour illustrations present clinical, diagnostic and practical information in an easy-to-follow manner
  • Contains ‘practical tips’, ‘how to’ boxes and other useful aide-mémoires
  • Practical approach to the subject makes learning especially easy
  • Designed to help the reader organise their knowledge into a clinically useful format
  • Explores treatment alternatives and evaluates their advantages and disadvantages
  • Practical approach to the subject makes learning especially easy

Table of Contents


1 Periodontal assessment

2 Classification of periodontal diseases

3 Periodontal diagnosis – systemic factors

4 Periodontal diagnosis – risk factor assessment

5 Is it periodontal disease? Other conditions affecting the periodontal tissues


6 Initial treatment planning

7 Behaviour change: plaque control and smoking cessation

8 Non-surgical treatment

9 Reassessment – time for decision-making

10 Surgical treatment of periodontal pocketing

11 Other surgical procedures

12 Periodontal regeneration

13 Local and systemic antimicrobial agents

14 Gingival recession

15 Postoperative care and periodontal maintenance therapy


16 Indications for dental implant treatment

17 Assessing the patient for implant placement

18 Treatment planning

19 Surgical placement 1

20 Surgical placement 2

21 Restorative options in implant dentistry

22 Implant failures


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About the authors

Francis Hughes

Francis Hughes is Professor of Periodontology at Kings College London, and Honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry at Guys and St Thomas NHSTrust. He completed his undergraduate training at Guys Hospital in 1979 and then carried out his postgraduate clinical and research training at the London Hospital Medical School and as a Postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Toronto. He was appointed Honorary Consultant in 1992 and to the Chair in Periodontology at Barts & The London in 1999. He took up his current position at KCL in 2009. Francis has an international reputation as a researcher and lecturer. He is past president of the British Society of Periodontology and of the Pan European Federation of the International Association for Dental Research. He currently sits on the executive of European Federation of Periodontology as Chair of Europerio 8, London 2015. He has served on the Editorial Boards of Oral Diseases, the Journal of Clinical Periodontology, the Journal of Dental Research and Journal of Periodontal Research.

Professor Kevin Seymour

Kevin Semour is Professor of Periodontology at The University of Manchester where he is Director of the MSc programme. He is on the General Dental Council Specialist Lists in Periodontics, Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry and has over 20 years experience of teaching Restorative Dentistry and Periodontology to all groups of students; undergraduate, DCP and postgraduate. In addition to his various academic appointments, Kevin ran a specialist practice limited to periodontics for many years in North London.

Wendy Turner

Wendy Turner is a Specialist in Restorative Dentistry and a Consultant at the The London School of Medicine and Dentistry where she is also Centre Lead for Adult Oral Health. She is a Fellow of Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons and completed the Specialist Training programme in Restorative Dentistry in 2004. Wendy is on the General Dental Council list of recognised specialists in Periodontology and Restorative Dentistry. She has an active role within the British Society of Periodontology and has sat on the Council for the last three years. Wendy is also a passionate academic and has been actively involved with the training of hygienists, dentists and periodontists for over 10 years

Shakeel Shahdad

Shakeel Shahdad is a Consultant and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry at The Royal London Dental Hospital. He is a specialist in Restorative Dentistry, Periodontics, Prosthodontics and Endodontics. He qualified in 1992 and attained a Master’s degree in Restorative Dentistry from the Queen’s University of Belfast in 1995. Subsequently he worked and trained at Morriston Hospital, Swansea; University Dental Hospital, Cardiff; and in Dubai where he worked for Emirates Airlines. After returning to the UK he completed his specialist training at Newcastle Dental Hospital in April 2005. Apart from the specialist restorative treatment, his areas of particular interest include implant dentistry and management of complex restorative cases. He is the Clinical Lead for postgraduate implant training at The Royal London Dental Hospital and the Institute of Dentistry, Queen Mary’s School of Medicine and Dentistry. He also runs a Specialist Restorative practice in the West End of London.

Francis Nohl

Francis Nohl is a Consultant in Restorative Dentistry at Newcastle Dental Hospital and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry at Newcastle University, UK. He trained in medicine and dentistry at London University before undertaking postgraduate training at the Eastman Dental Institute, London, and Newcastle University. He took up his consultant post in 2000. Francis leads the implant team in Newcastle and is responsible for service delivery and clinical training in surgical and prosthodontic aspects of implant dentistry. He lectures widely on implant dentistry and is Degree Programme Director of the postgraduate training programme in Clinical Implant Dentistry at Newcastle University.