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Are you looking for verifiable CPD that will fit into your busy lifestyle?

Are you looking for verifiable CPD that will fit into your busy lifestyle?

 

 

A recent, pan-European study has revealed that as many as 41.9% of young adults suffer from dentine hypersensitivity.1 Due to the often sporadic nature of the condition, patients may fail to mention it at the dental appointment. It therefore lies with the dental professional to identify this painful condition which can cause patients to avoid food and drink triggers they may otherwise enjoy and even neglect their oral hygiene.2,3

Discover the new interactive Sensodyne® with NovaMin® distance learner module! Through a series of short video clips and interactive activities, refresh your knowledge of this prevalent condition before learning more about Sensodyne®’s clinically proven innovation for dentine hypersensitivity treatment, Sensodyne® Repair & Protect.

The module is free of charge, easy to use and available 24 hours a day. There’s no time limit so you can complete the module whenever you like, in your own time and at your own pace. What’s more, completion of the module can contribute up to 1.5 hours towards your verifiable CPD.

Sensodyne® Repair & Protect toothpaste with NovaMin® builds a dynamic, hydroxyapatite-like layer over and within exposed dentine tubules.4,8 It repairs your patients’ dentine, to provide clinically proven sensitivity relief with twice daily brushing. 4,6 The robust NovaMin® layer binds firmly to collagen in dentine,6,9 and resists daily physical and chemical oral challenges,4,6,8,10,11 helping to protect against future dentine hypersensitivity pain.

 

Visit www.gsk-dentalprofessionals.co.uk/pr to complete the module now!

 

 

 

References:

  1. West NX et al. J Dent 2013; 41: 841-851.
  2. Schiff T et al. Am J Dent 2009; 22 (Spec Iss): 8A-15A.
  3. Schiff T et al. J Clin Dent 2009; 20 (Spec Iss): 131-136.
  4. Burwell A et al. J Clin Dent 2010; 21 (Spec Iss): 66-71.
  5. LaTorre G, Greenspan DC. J Clin Dent 2010; 21 (Spec Iss): 72-76.
  6. West NX et al. J Clin Dent 2011; 22 (Spec Iss): 82-89.
  7. Earl JS et al. J Clin Dent 2011; 22 (Spec Iss): 62-67.
  8. Earl JS et al. J Clin Dent 2011; 22 (Spec Iss): 68-73.
  9. Efflandt SE et al. J Mater Sci: Mater Med 2002; 13 (6): 557-565.
  10. Parkinson CR & Willson RJ. J Clin Dent 2011; 22 (Spec Iss): 74-81.
  11. Wang Z et al. J Dent 2010; 38: 400-410.

 

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GSK Online Education Modules help DHCPs gain over 3000 hours of free verifiable CPD

GSK Online Education Modules help DHCPs gain over 3000 hours of free verifiable CPD

 

 

In April 2016 GSK, the manufacturer of Corsodyl®, Poligrip®, Sensodyne® and Pronamel®, launched four free certified CPD modules. Each provides 1.5 hours of verifiable CPD and so far over 2000 modules have been completed, meaning GSK has provided over 3000 hours of free, verifiable CPD to DHCPs across the country.

The modules focus on a range of topics including gum disease and the Basic Periodontal Examination (BPE), the effects of tooth loss and dentures for patients, the mode of action of NovaMin® in Sensodyne® Repair & Protect and the Basic Erosive Wear Examination. All modules can be completed remotely at a pace that suits the user. There is a selection of multiple-choice questions at the end of each module and, upon answering the questions correctly, the user is issued a certificate for completing the CPD module. 

GSK sees delivering quality education and CPD as a core part of its mission and strives to continuously meet the needs of DHCPs through online learning as well as face to face lectures.

Access to all modules, as well as information on GSK products, is available at www.gsk-dentalprofessionals.co.uk

 

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Product Information

Corsodyl Mint Mouthwash

 

Active Ingredient: Chlorhexidine digluconate. Indications: Plaque inhibition; gingivitis; maintenance

of oral hygiene; post periodontal surgery or treatment; aphthous ulceration; oral candida. Legal Category: GSL. Licence Holder: GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare (UK) Trading Limited, Brentford, TW8 9GS, U.K.

 

Information about this product, including adverse reactions, precautions, contra-indications and method of use can be found at:

 

https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/medicine/21648

 

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CHGBI/CHGOC/0036/16

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OCT
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Have you ever microwaved your ice cream? Find out why your patients might!

Have you ever microwaved your ice cream? Find out why your patients might!

 

GSK, manufacturers of Sensodyne®, invite you to join their webinar event – ‘How can we measure the true patient impact of sensitive teeth?’ on Thursday 10th November from 6pm.

The presentation will be delivered by Professor Peter Robinson and is based on insights from the development of the ground-breaking Dentine Hypersensitivity Experience Questionnaire (DHEQ).

To register for the webinar online visit https://engage.vevent.com/rt/gskevents/index.jsp?seid=1119     NOW!

As many as 1 in 3 patients may be suffering from Dentine Hypersensitivity (DH).1 Research using the DHEQ amongst over 900 people highlighted the impacts that patients with the condition may experience:2

·         70% consider the sensations to take the pleasure out of eating and drinking*

·         59% try to avoid pain by biting food into small pieces*

·         32% think that having sensitive teeth makes them feel old*

 

Find out more about the impacts on your patients with Dentine Hypersensitivity by joining the webinar. Register online now to ensure your place –

visit https://engage.vevent.com/rt/gskevents/index.jsp?seid=1119.

 

*pooled analysis of 7 clinical studies involving 905 participants aged 18-65 (mean 39.7 years) in Canada, Europe and USA before treatment. All participants who gave the ratings of 5, 6 or 7 (agree a little, agree, strongly agree) on a 7-point impact scale were considered to have the impact in question.

 

 

References:

1.      Addy M Int Dent J 2002; 52: 367-375

2.      GSK data on file, RH02026

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JUN
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Free online tooth wear CPD module from Pronamel®

Free online tooth wear CPD module from Pronamel®

 

ESCARCEL, a recent pan-European study, amongst 3,187 subjects aged 18-35, concluded that 1 in 3 young adults suffer from tooth wear.¹ In a survey of 200 dental professionals completed in 2013, 84% said they see signs of erosive tooth wear on a weekly basis and 86% felt the condition is on the rise.² This emphasises how common erosive tooth wear is throughout the population.

To help raise awareness of the risk factors for tooth wear associated with eating and drinking acidic foods and drinks found in today’s diet, Pronamel® are offering dental professionals access to a specially developed online module. Topics include identifying signs of tooth wear, condition management advice, the use of the Basic Erosive Wear Examination tool (BEWE) and the role of Pronamel® in protection from the effects of acidic diets.

The Pronamel® online CPD module is available in an easy to use format which is free of charge. Available 24 hours a day, you can access this module whenever is convenient. Completion of the module can contribute up to 1.5 hours towards your verifiable CPD.

In addition, it provides information on the Pronamel® range and how it can help protect patients from the effects of erosive tooth wear.

Visit www.gsk-dentalprofessionals.co.uk/pronamelcpd1 to complete the module now!

 

 

 

References:

 

  1. Bartlett DW et al. J Dent 2013; 41: 1007-1013

  2. GSK Data on File, 2013


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Visit the GSK stand at BDA – stand B03

Visit the GSK stand at BDA – stand B03

 

                             

This year the GSK Consumer Healthcare team will be visiting the BDA conference to showcase Sensodyne® and Pronamel®.

New Sensodyne® Repair & Protect – now with stronger repair+, offers sensitivity sufferers the benefit of both advanced NovaMin® technology with sodium fluoride in a single formulation. The immediate availability of sodium fluoride when brushing allows for greater* fluoride uptake into the hydroxyapatite-like layer formed by NovaMin®, over exposed dentine.¹ 

Pronamel® toothpaste has an optimised fluoride formulation to help minerals penetrate deep into the tooth surface, actively strengthening and re-hardening acid-weakened enamel.2-5 Pronamel® toothpaste delivers more fluoride deeper into enamel than other fluoride toothpaste² helping to protect patients enamel from the effects of erosive tooth wear.

Visit stand B03 to try Sensodyne® Repair & Protect and Pronamel® toothpaste for yourself in our tasting station. The stand will also feature an interactive lecture revealing the truth about patients with dentine hypersensitivity and erosive tooth wear.

 

GSK are pleased to be sponsoring two presentations at BDA

“Burden of Oral Diseases in Ageing Populations and links with General Health” - Georgios Tsakos

Thursday 26th May, 14:30 – 15:30

The presentation will review the epidemiological evidence on the burden of older adults and highlight the issues around the impact on quality of life.

“How to Manage and Prevent Patient Tooth Wear Caused by Dietary Acids” – Rupert Austin

Friday 27th May, 11:45 – 12:45

The presentation will cover the clinical signs and symptoms of erosive tooth wear and dentine hypersensitivity as well as revealing the latest science on prevention and diagnosis of tooth wear and hypersensitivity.

 

 

 

Reference: 1. GSK Data on File, 142234. 2. Edwards MI et al. Correlation of Enamel Surface Rehardening and Fluoride Uptake – DSIMS imaging. Presented at IADR, September 2006. 3. Fowler C et al. J Clin Dent. 2006; 17(4): 100-105. 4. Hara AT et al. Caries Res 2009; 43: 57-63. 5. Barlow AP et al. J Clin Dent. 2009; 20(6): 192-198.

+Vs. previous formulation. Forms a protective layer over the sensitive areas of the teeth. Brush twice a day for lasting sensitivity protection.

*Compared to previous formula with sodium monofluorophosphate

 

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Have you reserved your place for GSK Talking Points in Dentistry 2016?

Have you reserved your place for GSK Talking Points in Dentistry 2016?

 

The 4 venues for Talking Points in Dentistry 2016 are booking up fast so make sure you reserve your free place now!

Open to all members of the practice team, Talking Points in Dentistry takes place in 4 venues across the UK during May. Attending this event can contribute up to 2.5 hours of verifiable CPD and you will be awarded a certificate following the lecture.

Book now – visit www.gsk-dentalprofessionals.co.uk

 

 

This year there will be 2 lecture sessions, delivered by industry experts, with content tailored for specific practice roles.

For dentists, hygienists and therapists – “The personal and social impact of dentine hypersensitivity”.

For dental nurses, practice managers and other team members – “Dealing with nervous patients”

 

Places are allocated on a first come first served basis so make sure you book up now! Visit www.gsk-dentalprofessionals.co.uk

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MAR
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Visit the Sensodyne® and Pronamel® stand at the Dentistry Show – stand G40!

Visit the Sensodyne® and Pronamel® stand at the Dentistry Show – stand G40!

 

This year GSK Consumer Healthcare, one of the world’s leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies, will be visiting the Dentistry Show and will be showcasing leading oral care brands, Sensodyne® and Pronamel®.

GSK will be revealing the New Sensodyne® Repair & Protect - now with stronger repair*, which offers sensitivity sufferers the benefit of both advanced NovaMin® technology with sodium fluoride in a single formulation. With twice daily brushing Sensodyne® Repair & Protect can create an even harder reparative hydroxyapatite-like layer* over the exposed dentine.1-4

Pronamel® has an optimised fluoride formulation to help minerals penetrate deep into the tooth surface, actively strengthening and re-hardening acid-weakened enamel.?-8 Visit stand G40 to find out further information on how Pronamel® can help protect your patients’ enamel from the effects of erosive tooth wear.

This year GSK will be sponsoring not one but two presentations! Visit the Dental Hygiene Theatre at 14:45 on Friday 22nd April where Ali Lowe will be presenting “The hygienist’s role in prevention”. The second presentation is due to be revealed shortly!

Feel free to ask any of the GSK team about how Sensodyne® and Pronamel® products can help improve your patients’ oral health.

 

To request sample of GSK products for your patients visit www.gsk-dentalprofessionals.co.uk

 

 

 

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References: 1. Parkinson et al. J Clin Dent 2011; 22(3): 74-81. 2. GSK Data on File. ML498. 3. GSK Data on File. ML584. 4. GSK Data on File. ML589. 5. Edwards MI et al. Correlation of Enamel Surface Rehardening and Fluoride Uptake – DSIMS imaging. Presented at IADR. September 2006. 6. Fowler C et al. J Clin Dent, 2006; 17(4): 100-105. 7. Hara AT et al. Caries Res 2009; 43: 57-63. 8. Barlow P et al. J Clin Dent. 2009; 20(6): 192-198.

 

*Vs. previous formulation. Forms a protective layer over the sensitive areas of the teeth. Brush twice a day for lasting sensitivity protection.

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GSK Talking Points in Dentistry Show 2016 – now open!

GSK Talking Points in Dentistry Show 2016 – now open!

 

The 2016 Talking Points in Dentistry lecture series, presented by the Sensodyne® brand, offers tailored sessions for different team members to maximise relevance for the whole dental team.

“The personal and social impact of dentine hypersensitivity”

Lecture one: for dentist, hygienists and therapists 

Professor Peter Robinson BDS MSc PhD FRACDS FDSRCS FHEA FFPH – is Head of School and Professor of Dental Public Health at the School of Oral and Dental Sciences, University of Bristol.  Professor Robinson’s research interests include the evaluation of oral health care and the impact of oral conditions on everyday life.

Lecture title - Measuring the effect of dentine hypersensitivity on everyday life

Professor Barry Gibson BSc MMedSci PhD – Professor in Medical Sociology and Head of Academic Unit of Dental Public Health. His research interests include medical sociology and oral health related quality of life. Professor Gibson was involved in the development of an OHQoL measure for assessing the impacts of dentine hypersensitivity.

Lecture title - The changing meaning of dentine hypersensitivity: understanding the social dynamics of the concept

 “Dealing with nervous patients”

 

Lecture two- for dental nurses and other practice staff

Professor Tim Newton – Professor of Psychology as Applied to Dentistry at King’s College London Dental Institute. Professor Newton has worked in the behavioural sciences in relation to dentistry for over 20 years and his particular interests include the management of dental anxiety.

Lecture title - Psychological approaches to dental anxiety: A proportionate approach

Brid Hendron – Brid has worked in general practice for many years and has a specialist interest in relaxing nervous, anxious and phobic patients. Many practitioners have enlisted her help communicating with patients and she lectures extensively throughout the UK.

Lecture title - “Be not afraid” - practical tips on caring for anxious patients

 

 

This year’s venues include:  

 

5th May                                                Hastings Europa                      Belfast

12th May                                              Watford Colosseum                Watford

17th May                                              GSK House Brentford              London           

19th May                                              ICC Birmingham                     Birmingham

 

 

BOOK YOUR TICKETS NOW! – VISIT http://talkingpoints2016.eventbrite.com

 

Not able to make it to a venue?

 

This year a special bitesize video of the speaker’s lectures will also be available shortly after the event at www.gsk-dentalprofessionals.co.uk

 

We look forward to seeing you at the 31st year of Talking Points in Dentistry! 

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Visit the Poligrip® stand at DTS!

Visit the Poligrip® stand at DTS!

 

 

By 2050, 22% of the global population will be aged over 60.¹ This increase in the elderly population may present a greater stress on your dental practice and the need for specialist oral health products.

This year the GSK Consumer Healthcare team will be at DTS to showcase one of the UK’s leading denture brands, Poligrip®. Visit stand 630 to find out more about the Poligrip® range of cleansers and fixatives and understand how they can help make your patients’ denture experience more comfortable. 

The stand will feature additional materials to help support your patients in adapting to life with their new dentures and the Poligrip® team will be on hand to answer your questions.

GSK sponsored lecture – “Implants are great, but we still need dentures

Visit the DTS Education Forum for a GSK sponsored lecture session on “Implants are great, but we still need dentures”. The lecturer, Tim Friel, has been a fully qualified Clinical Senior Lecturer for 28 years. He has a clinical interest in all aspects of fixed and removable prosthodontics and dental care of older people with special care requirements – all which will become evident in his presentation.

Visit the DTS Lecture Theatre[SS1]  on Friday 22nd April at 12:45 for this unmissable opportunity!

 

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Reference:

  1. UNFPA & HelpAge International, 2012

 [SS1]Lecture location updated

 

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