Professor Iain Chapple - 13th December 2016, Savile Club

Professor Iain L. C. Chapple
BDS, FDSRCPS (Glas), FDSRCS (Edin) Ph.D. CCST (Rest Dent)

Iain Chapple is Professor and Head of Periodontology at Birmingham Dental School/Hospital. He is former Scientific Editor of the British Dental Journal and Journal of Periodontal Research and currently Associate Editor of the Journal Clinical Periodontology and Periodontology 2000. He has written 7-textbooks, 16 book chapters, was President of the IADR Periodontal Research Group (2006-7), Group Program Chair (2008-1015) and is currently their Council rep. Iain was Treasurer of the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) 2007-2013, co-organizes the EFPs Workshops, was Chairman of the EFPs Scientific Advisory Committee and Editor of the JCP Digest (2014-current) and is currently Secretary General. Iain was President of the British Society of Periodontology in 2014-2015 and was awarded the Charles Tomes medal by the Royal College of Surgeons in 2011 and also the Rizzo Research Award of the IADR Periodontal Research Group in 2001. He leads Birmingham's Periodontal Research Group, part of Birmingham's MRC Centre for Immune Regulation has published over 150 peer reviewed manuscripts in the international scientific literature and is Director of Research for the Institute of Clinical Sciences.

Time to put the mouth back into the body

The truth about Perio-systemic connections

Chronic non-communicable diseases (CNCD) are increasing in prevalence globally, partly as a result of an aging population, but also due to an increase in sedentary lifestyles and refined diets. 92% of older adults have at least one CNCD and 77% have two (NCOA 2015). Periodontitis is a highly prevalent CNCD and is independently associated with several systemic CNCDs. These associations have been controversial and so between 11th - 14th November 2012 The European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) and American Academy of Periodontology joined forces to systematically review the evidence. Iain will summarise the consensus that followed, one that stimulated Denplan on 5th November 2013 to host a policy roundtable debate in Westminster on oral and general health, where Dr Charles Alessi, chair of the National Association of Primary Care Medicine called to action the dental profession to join medical colleagues in combatting CNCD's. In April 2014 the BMJ published an editorial on periodontitis and the EFP published its Manifesto on Perio & general health. Iain will share Key findings illustrated by some stunning video sequences and provide practical advice for dental care professionals to offer their patients.


• To share the truth about periodontal-systemic connections according to the current evidence base.
• To visualise the impact of periodontitis as a chronic non-communicable disease (CNCD) and the role of the dental team in managing CNCDs.
• To glimpse into the future role of the dental team in medical management of their patients.

Learning Outcomes:

• Understand the impact of severe periodontitis upon life expectancy.
• Be able to confidently discuss and explain to patients the impact of oral health upon general health without alarming them.
• To understand how to engage with screening for and early diagnosis of CNCDs of ageing.

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