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New gum health app available now

New gum health app available now

GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, manufacturer of Corsodyl mouthwash, has launched a new mobile app to help support dental professionals with the use of the Basic Periodontal Examination (BPE).

The app provides information on:

  •          Background to the BPE codes
  •          Description and clinical image of each BPE code
  •          Summary of recommended treatment

Developed by the British Society of Periodontology, the BPE allows dental professionals to consistently & accurately assess their patients’ gum health.1 The assessment of gum health, together with the provision of support for patients to help prevent periodontal disease, will be of even greater importance once the Dental Quality & Outcomes Framework comes into force in the revised dental contract.2

The Corsodyl brand is committed to supporting dental professionals when educating patients on the importance of gum health and the early signs of gum disease. This app forms part of a range of materials that also includes the Corsodyl Gum Care Guidance Pack which can be requested for dental practices.

Compatible with iphones and ipads, the app can be downloaded from the app store by searching “bpe app” and further information can be accessed from www.gsk-dentalprofessionals.co.uk

References: 1. British Society of Periodontology. Basic Periodontal Examination (BPE) guidance, 2011. Available online at http://www.bsperio.org.uk/publications/downloads/39_143748_bpe2011.pdf. Accessed 01/10/13. 2. Department of Health. Dental Quality and Outcomes Framework, 04/05/11. Available at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dental-quality-and-outcomes-framework. Accessed 10/10/13.

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