Practical Perio - Leading Periodontal Education
Welcome to Practical Perio. We are dedicated to providing the latest, most up to date and innovative dental training in Periodontics in the UK.
Practical periodontics covers a range of periodontal education for specialist, general dental practitioners and dental care professionals. All of our hygiene and dentist courses are taught by Matt Perkins, a registered specialist in periodontics and a full time, hands-on clinician. This ensures that you are educated by the highest qualified staff possible and all of our teaching works in a practical setting, ensuring that there is always a take home message that will change your clinical practice.
Whether you attend an evening seminar, or sign up for our full advanced periodontology course, we strive to both entertain and inform and know that you will come back for more.
Our style is informal, open and honest. Questions and debate are encouraged and there are no hidden mysteries and unanswered questions at the end of our sessions.
For course organisers wishing to enquire or book a course, please email us for more details.
Why choose practicalperio.org for your periodontal education?
Practical Perio uses small group teaching methods to ensure that the message and information is communicated effectively and targeted to the needs of the individual. The format is similar to that used in full time specialist training programmes, and allows interaction between participants and the speaker. This ensures tailored knowledge that is sure to increase you skill base and affect your clinical practice.
We have all sat in large lecture theatres listening to content that, frankly, baffles us. You don’t want to be the person that stands up and asks a ‘stupid’ question do you? Equally, at this point, you switch off completely which makes the whole exercise a complete waste of time.
By choosing practicalperio.org, you will be in a small group of like-minded individuals, with similar wants and needs to you. If you want to know something, just ask! You will soon find out that there are no stupid questions, and that your learning comes alive once you are relaxed and feel you can express your concerns. The whole group benefits from this environment, and everyone learns from the collective experience. This is what sets practicalperio.org apart from large teaching format courses.
3rd February - Periodontology in General Practice - Burton Study Group
27th March - Cornwall FD group lecture - Overview in Periodontology
28th March - Truro Section 63 course - Periodontology in General Practice
17th May - ITI Restoring Dental Implants (for details email firstname.lastname@example.org)
May - September 2014
September - November 2014
January - May 2015
April - May 2015
September - November 2015
Practical Perio lives up to its name. Matt presents and teaches in a very relaxed manner that puts you at ease. He encourages the group to ask questions and for you to draw from your own clinical experiences which results in a greater understanding and depth of learning.
I left feeling like I had had a day out with friends, rather than 7 hours of teaching!
On reflection, I left with lots of practical information, skills and knowledge that you could easily put into your everyday clinical practice.
I can highly recommend to anyone who is considering doing any of the modules not to hesitate because they are excellent value for money, and you will have a great time learning.
"I saw Matt at a presentation at a local BDA perio course. It was an enthusiastic presentation with NONE of the come up to MY course for details later !!!
I had a look at my PDP , saw perio bottom of the sexy list, felt brain dead and booked 4 day course.
This wasn't just a tall hygienist in trousers talking mundane stuff! We were 8, a mixture of hygienists and dentists and from there on, pretty exciting.
His personality is very approachable/helpful and expertise is enviable and confident. There are no airs about him despite lack of O2 at his height and he pretty much told us all he knows, warts, plukes and abscesses, everything.
Not only do we as a group recommend him but we left with a prayer that there were more like him in Dentistry now ! What an amazing refreshing change from those ivory tower academics who decide the fate of the general dentist.
I now know more and have referred patients already. Not only that but this guy i all rounded in training, NLP, academia etc
And no, I haven't pinched these words from someone else's testimonial.
Matt Perkins, Periodontist, is almost as unique as i am!
"I was initially a sceptic but went to the course with a friend. The course was full of valuable information that was up to date and Matt is an excellent motivator and truly passionate about the subject.
Would highly recommend the 4 day course to improve the periodontal health of your patients. I now have a mentor who is able to advise on complex cases!"
Hiten Patel, Dentist
"I can honestly say that Practical Perio is the best CPD course I've ever done!
I've had the great pleasure of spending four days in the company of a small group of like minded dentists, therapists and hygienists who all want to do the best for their patients.
Matt's relaxed, fun, honest and fantastically informative teaching means that I've learned so much and retained far more knowledge than I usually do from larger group lectures.
The opportunity for group discussion, asking as many questions as we needed to and bringing in case studies from our own practices has been invaluable!
I'm excited about what we can achieve for our patients with the right techniques and knowledge.
I'm working with increased confidence and enthusiasm, which is rubbing off on my patients and colleagues!
The clinical benefits are already evident in my patients and I can't wait to see what more we can achieve!"
Libby Cronen, Dental Hygienist and Therapist
“I've had the privilege of not only attending a few of Matts lectures and study clubs, but also 6 months of his one to one coaching. Matts enthusiasm is infectious, his knowledge of the subject matter is incredible and yet he is able to cross that gap between teacher and student without me feeling patronised! His style is very encouraging and confidence building.
I very much look forward to joining Matt for more extensive implant and perio mentoring next year as part of my Foundation in Implant Dentistry course.”
Dr Rob Endicott
“I have had Matt along several times to lecture to both my FD group and my VT Trainer training days. He is a energetic and stimulating teacher who is full of enthusiasm. He is an ideal person to talk to these groups because as well as his specialist knowledge, he is approachable and includes the group in discussion. I have asked him back next year!”
Ian HollowayFD Director, Cornwall FD Scheme
“I have worked directly with Matt Perkins and my clients providing clinical and business workshops. Matt provides a level of energy that will engage him with any audience and of course has exceptional clinical knowledge and experience”
Kevin RoseBusiness Coach
Matthew is a specialist periodontist who dedicates his practice to periodontology and implant dentistry. He is a founder and director of the MODUS Advanced Dental Clinic in Coventry.
He is the founder of practicalperio.org which provides periodontal education to dental and medical professionals in the UK and abroad.
He is the UK's ambassador to the European Federation of Periodontlogy for Europerio 8 in 2015.