Day 2 :
Griffith University, Australia.
Time : 10:00-10:30
Roy George is a Senior lecturer and the Unit Lead for Endodontics at the School of Dentistry and Oral Health at Griffith University since 2008. He completed his Masters in Conservative dentistry and Endodontics, PhD in Laser applications and Graduate Certificate in Higher Education. George holds an adjunct position at the University Of Queensland, where he is a member of the lasers in dentistry research group. George has a particular interest in laser applications, and in dental material science and has experience with a number of hard and soft tissue lasers. He also has a keen interest in dental education research and uptake of technology. George has over 15 years of teaching experience and has published over 45 peer review articles. George is currently the Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Dental Clinics, A/Editor of Laser in Medical Science, a peer reviewer for a number of International Journals and a Member of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons.
Bacterial elimination within root dentine is important for the success of endodontically treated teeth. Pulsed Laser-enhancement of EDTAC has previously been shown to increase removal of smear layer and enhance debridement of the root canal spaces. Shockwave’s generated by lasers in fluid-filled root canal spaces generate shock waves that create shear stresses along the root canals walls, enhancing removal of the smear layer and biofilm. In addition, lasers may also provide a benefit through photothermal disinfection. However, effective and efficient laser activation of irrigants or medicament is root canals spaces depends on factors such laser wavelength, volume of fluid being lased, absorption characteristics of irrigants, laser energy settings, fiberoptic tip design etc. Our studies have shown that, careful selection of the correct laser wavelength, laser parameters and irrigants could provide a safe, efficient and rapid alternative to current endodontic disinfection protocols.
Osaka University, Japan.
Time : 10:30-11:00
Dr. Kazuhiko Nakano completed his D.D.S. degree at Osaka University and received a Ph.D. from Osaka University. Later, he was appointed as Chief of the Outpatient Clinic of the Pediatric Dentistry Clinic, Osaka University Dental Hospital. More recently, Dr. Nakano became Professor of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Osaka University Graduate School of Dentistry as well as Head of the Pediatric Dentistry Clinic of Osaka University Dental Hospital. Dr. Nakano is a trustee of the Japanese Society of Pediatric Dentistry, and a member of the International Association of Dental Research. He has authored and co-authored many original research articles and clinical reports, as well as several book chapters in the field of pediatric dentistry and clinical oral microbiology.
Streptococcus mutans, a major pathogen of dental caries, is occasionally isolated from blood of patients with bacteremia and infective endocarditis (IE). It has been demonstrated that an approximately 120 kDa collagen-binding protein (Cnm protein) located on the bacterial cell surface is an important factor for onset of IE, as animal experiments using genetically engineered S. mutans strains have clearly demonstrated that Cnm is a major factor for its development. In addition, Cnm-positive S. mutans strains have been more frequently identified in saliva obtained from patients with cerebral hemorrhage, a major complication of IE, as compared to that from healthy subjects. An animal model of cerebral hemorrhage revealed aggravation of cerebral hemorrhage following infection with Cnm-positive S. mutans via the jugular vein. Interestingly, Cnm-positive S. mutans strains have also been more frequently identified in patients with cerebral micro-bleeding. Analyses of various in vitro experiments showed that Cnm of S. mutans possibly inhibits hemostasis of impaired blood vessel endothelium. Furthermore, Cnm-positive S. mutans strains have been shown to aggravate inflammatory bowel diseases and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis by elevating the level of disease-related cytokines secreted in liver tissue. Although large-scale human studies are needed to conclude the relationship of Cnm-positive S. mutans with systemic diseases, it is possible to speculate that oral health approaches to control this specific type of S. mutans may lead to improve a systemically healthy condition.
The Inventor of Uveneer System, Australia.
Time : 11:15-11:55
Dr Sigal Jacobson has over 20 years of clinical experience and enjoys the pursuit of teaching and advancing the skills in biomimetic and conservative aesthetic dentistry. Dr Jacobson is the inventor of the patented UVENEER™, a unique template System for creating direct composite veneers and mock -ups. \\\\r\\\\nThe system is a unique way to create predictable polished restorations and has stirred great interest from thousands of dental offices worldwide along with an array of key opinion leaders. Dr Jacobson has contributed clinical case studies and lectures internationally on Biomimetic techniques and using the Uveneer System. In her lectures she provides insightful tips and practical learning for general dentists. She is a fellow of the American Academy of dental facial esthetics, Australian Academy of Dental Facial Aesthetics, and the American Academy of Cosmetic dentistry.\\\\r\\\\n
The Uveneer system, step by step on how to create direct veneers with the Uveneer templates with predictable results in fraction of the time and other application of the system mock ups, temporarization, class 4 and 5, with cases and live videos.\\\\r\\\\nUveneer™ creates composite veneers that are contoured and shiny like natural teeth, while saving time and effort—no more carving and polishing! Work smarter and faster with predictable results. Unlike prefabricated veneer systems, with Uveneer™ dentists use their own composite and can also use layering techniques. The Uveneer™ process removes several shortcomings of prefabricated systems including thickness, sizing and shade restrictions,\\\\r\\\\ncost, and stock holding. It’s so easy, dentists can incorporate more direct composite veneer work into their schedule, creating a real opportunity to increase practice income.