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CPD Approx.1:00 Hours

P220 Sepsis in Dentistry

Speaker:Dr Douglas Robertson PhD FDS RCSEd (Rest Dent) BDS (Hons) FHEA

  • About This Course

Prevention is better than a cure and a stitch in time saves nine as the old adage goes, but the complications of serious dental infection remain a significant concern throughout the world even in countries with well developed health services.  This recorded webinar considers the impact of the most serious complications of dental disease that of severe odontogenic infection on the health service and the individuals concerned.  We refresh our memories about the anatomy and microbiology of dental infection and examine trends in the United Kingdom. Dr Douglas Robertson discusses the reasons behind the clinical picture and proposes possible solutions.


This course aims to provide learners with knowledge and understanding of the aetiology, pathogenesis, epidemiology and management of sepsis in dentistry.


During this course learners will be able to:

  • Understand the pathogenesis of sepsis in dentistry.
  • Discuss the trends regarding management of severe dental infection.
  • Consider how healthcare professionals can minimise the risks of dental infection to our patients and the wider population.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course the learner will gain an understanding of:

  •  The aetiology, pathogenesis, epidemiolgy and management of sepsis in dentistry. 

GDC Development Outcomes

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