CGDent recorded webinar, Thursday 26 January 2023

In this webinar hosted by the College and Office of Chief Dental Officer England (OCDO), we explore the importance of non-communicable diseases in an ageing population and focus on Type 2 diabetes.

The webinar addresses the burden of diabetes and its relationship with periodontitis, explaining visually the intimate link between the two diseases and how periodontal therapy can improve diabetes outcomes. The drive from medical organisations for engagement of oral healthcare professionals in helping them manage the diabetes epidemic will be discussed and data shared from primary care dental practices who are engaging in early case detection for diabetes, in line with the 2019 commissioning standard spearheaded by the OCDO. We will finish by looking into the future for oral healthcare professionals as we gradually succeed in putting the mouth back into the body.


  • Dr Abhi Pal, President of the College of General Dentistry


  • Professor Iain Chapple, Professor of Periodontology and Director of Research Institute of Clinical Sciences, University of Birmingham
  • Tashfeen Kholasi FCGDent, Vice President of the College of General Dentistry
  • Jason Wong MBE FCGDent, general dental practitioner and Deputy Chief Dental Officer for England

CPD approx 1.5 hours

GDC development outcomes: B, C, D

This webinar is hosted by the College of General Dentistry and powered by our CPD delivery partner, ProDental CPD – watch recording below.

It was free to view live for all dental professionals, and College members also have free access to the recorded webinar and can claim CPD hours for free.  A £20 fee will apply for non-members who wish to claim CPD.

Membership of the College of General Dentistry is open to all registered dental professionals. Membership for dentists is available from £94, and for other registered dental professionals from £33. The full list of CGDent membership rates is at

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