Scientific Program

Conference Series Ltd invites all the participants across the globe to attend 11th Asia Pacific Congress on Dental and Oral Health Bangkok, Thailand.

Day 1 :

Keynote Forum

Sue Sandles

Practice Base Solutions, Australia

Keynote: Practice manger and marketing: First impressions count
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Biography:

Sue Sandles has over 42 years of experience in the Dental industry as a Dental Representative, Dental Nurse and both Clinical and Practice Manager in both public and private sectors. She has been Guest Speaker to both Dental Clinicians and Dental Nurses throughout Australia. She is currently serving as Teacher, Dental Assistant and Director of his own infection control business.

Abstract:

When you are a practice manager in a dental surgery you are usually the first point of contact. Whether it is a person walking into the practice or telephoning to make an appointment you are the one that needs to create a warm and caring environment within the practice by your approach to the patients needs. Today we are going to look at ways to promote and leave a favourable lasting impression on your patients and promote new patients. As a practice manager you need to be a good communicator. It builds trust between you and the patient, and also the health care team. You can make a dental experience a positive one by your first contact with a patient by demonstrating positive and effective communication skills that are vital in your role in the practice. As a practice manager you need to be always one step in front of the day to day running of the dental practice and to be able to anticipate and resolve problems before they arise. Think about the positive impression you had on a business when you called to make an appointment and they took a positive approach to your needs. As a practice manager are you taking a positive approach to your clients when they call the practice? There is no excuse for angry patients, what it means is that there was a lack of communicate on relaying information or just not providing information in the first place. Your first impression to your patients will be the best form of marketing for your practice. They will recommend family, friends and work colleagues. Referrals are the best compliment you can give a practice.

Keynote Forum

Ajinkya M. Pawar

Nair Hospital Dental College, India

Keynote: Oval shaped root canal instrumentation: The 3-dimensoinal reality
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Biography:

Ajinkya M Pawar is a dedicated Researcher and enthusiastic adopter of new technologies, which can improve treatment results both for doctors and patients. He has decided to dedicate his work life to broaden and expand his knowledge for Endodontics. In his young age, he has already published 20 scientific studies in both national and international journals indexed in PubMed, and a few more in press and under preparation, together with high ranked international researchers. He is passionate about learning new developments in Endodontics and he has travelled around the world pursuing this passion. He has completed his BDS from Padmashree Dr. D Y Patil Deemed University, Nerul, Navi-Mumbai and MDS was completed from Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Nashik. He is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, at the Nair Hospital Dental College, Mumbai.

Abstract:

One of the main objectives of endodontic treatment is the thorough preparation of the root canal system and proper obturation for obtaining a three-dimensional seal. To achieve this goal, clinicians must have a comprehensive knowledge of the normal anatomy of the relevant root canal system and its common variations. Cross-sectional root canal configurations have been classified as round, oval, long oval, flattened, or irregular. The oval shaped canals should have a different approach regarding management compared with normal root canal configurations. The recognition of oval configurations determines that a different approach be applied in cleaning, shaping and obturation. It is difficult to prepare root canals with oval cross-sections since their irregular shape make steady contact of the instruments with the canal walls a challenge. Circumferential filing movements allow improved contact with the canal wall, although this method does not always guarantee the preparation of the entire root canal. The aim of this presentation is to address the definition, prevalence, and treatment protocols for oval shaped canals.

  • Track-1: Dental Therapy and Treatment
    Track-2: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
    Track-3: Biomaterials Sciences
    Track-4: Endodontic
Location: Bangkok, Thailand

Session Introduction

Normaliza Ab Malik

Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM), Malaysia

Title: Oral care in stroke survivors: empowerement of caregivers in acute health care facilities

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Speaker
Biography:

Normaliza Ab Malik obtained her Bachelor of Dental Surgery from University of Adelaide, Australia and completed her Master’s degree in Conservative Dentistry from University of Malaya, Malaysia. She has worked with Ministry of Health Malaysia before she joined as a Lecturer at Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia. She has special clinical interest in Endodontic and fixed Prosthodontic treatment. Currently, she is pursuing her study in Doctor of Philosophy at The University of Hong Kong.

Abstract:

After a stroke the mouth can become a very unhealthy place and act as a reservoir for opportunistic oral microbiota. The growth and proliferation of opportunistic microbiota can not only result in deteriorating oral health status but lead to systemic upsets with life-threatening consequences and impact for stroke rehabilitation. Maintaining oral hygiene in the initial periods following stroke is problematic as often stroke survivors experience loss of motor function of the limbs required for oral self-care. Patients with stroke are commonly encountered difficulties in swallowing and, therefore, are at a greater risk of aspiration pneumonia from microbiota originating in the oral cavity. Thus good oral hygiene for stroke survivors is of key importance to potential lifesaving effects. Patients require specific information and assistance on the oral care to enable them to maintain good oral hygiene. Hence, empowerment of caregivers is crucial and important. Caregivers may need to be vigilant of this and to assist patients with stroke to maintain oral hygiene so as to prevent not only oral diseases that further compromise their rehabilitation, but also to prevent life threatening events. Improved in oral health knowledge, attitude and behaviors of the caregivers may provide better delivery of oral health care to patients. Hence helps to improve the oral health conditions in patients. This presentation will explore the gap present in implementing oral health care and the importance of caregivers in maintaining good oral hygiene to patients with stroke.

Speaker
Biography:

Mehdi A Ebrahimi is a graduate of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from Prince of Songkla University (Thailand). Beside his clinical interest in Maxillofacial Reconstruction and Traumatology, he started his research activities on biomaterials with special focus on biphasic bioceramics in 2010. He presented his works at different local and international conferences and published several papers in peer reviewed journals. He is currently working as a Researcher and PhD candidate at Prince Philip Dental Hospital (Hong Kong). His recent research focus is on development of novel hybrid nano-bioceramics with incorporation of collagen as a potential carrier of signaling molecules for enhanced bone regeneration.

Abstract:

Bioceramic biomaterials provide excellent support for bone tissue engineering, yet there are many shortcomings in physicochemical properties to be improved. Surface topographical features ranging from nano to macro are of great importance in determining the particular cellular responses toward the scaffold. There have been many attempts in the literature to tailor the porosity in order to modify the surface topography. It is known that pore dimension, geometry and overall porosity and interconnectivity have significant impact on cellular attachment, migration and communication. However, the control of porosity parameters in 3D scaffold structure is a challenging task. Different porogens to better customize the porosity have been studied but the challenges are difficult control over pore size and the need to remove porogens to avoid cytotoxic effects. Here, we introduce a novel technique by using non-toxic non-ionic surfactant (Tween) as porogens to aid in customizing surface topography by modifying porosity features of composite collagen-HA scaffolds during lyophilization process. Four different ratios of Tween (0, 10, 20, 30 wt%) and two ratios of collagen-HA (85/15 and 92/8 wt%) along with a controlled quenching rate allowed production of a range of porosities (> 90%), pore sizes (≤ 500 nm and 100-300 µm) with high interconnectivity. It is assumed that a range of pore size and geometry will provide a suitable topographical feature that may better support vascularization and cells communication. This will be of great advantages over conventional scaffolds in supporting cellular interactions and improving cellular behaviors for enhanced bone tissue engineering.

Arun Vidyadharan

PMS College of Dental Science and Research, India

Title: A multidisciplinary approach to Implant Dentistry - 3 case reports

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Speaker
Biography:

Arun Vidyadharan has completed his BDS from Dr. MGR University, Chennai India and then completed his Post-doctoral degree in Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics from Dr. MGR University, Chennai, India. He did a full time 2 year Residency program in Implant Dentistry from New York University, USA under the guidance of Dr. Dennis Tarnow. He is currently working as a Professor and Head of Department of Implant Dentistry in PMS College of Dental Science and Research in India. He is also a Professor and HOD of Department of Endodontics in SUTAMS Medical College, India. He has his own private practice, ILILI Dental Spa and Implant Centre, Trivandrum, India. He is the course mentor of fellowship program in Implant Dentistry by University of Genova, Italy held in PMS Dental College. He is also the Mentor for different certificate programs in Implant Dentistry in India. He has presented many papers at international conferences related to Implant Dentistry.

Abstract:

Implant dentistry is a merger of different disciplines of dentistry like oral surgery, prosthodontics, periodontics, radiology, orthodontics and endodontics. Surgery and prosthetic rehabilitation play the key part of treatment. There are situations where other disciplines play an important role. When remaining teeth is involved in rehabilitation along with implants or where aesthetic concern comes into play often procedures like crown lengthening, post core and even Lasers become applicable. Three case reports are discussed where an interdisciplinary involvement of dental treatments was deemed beneficial to the patients in achieving a successful outcome.

Biography:

Apa Juntavee is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at Khon Kaen University. She received her Post-doctoral degree in Pediatric Dentistry from Boston University in 1991 and completed her Master’s Degree in Public Health at Harvard University in 1995. She received her PhD in Medical Biochemistry from Khon Kaen University in 2003. She has now been served as Editorial Advisory Board Committee for Journal of Pediatric Dentistry (JPD) and Scientific Paper Reviewer for Journal of the Dental Association of Thailand (JDAT).

Abstract:

Revolutions in pediatric dental caries management will require a paradigm shift in the way professions approach prevention and management of the disease. Prevention of dental caries has relied mainly upon parental and patient cooperation and significant life style changes that are at best difficult to implement and maintain or at worst ignored. The paradigm shift in pediatric dental caries management demands that clinicians redirect their energies and emphasis from the "surgical" approach to dental caries to a "medical" strategy and therapeutic intervention including use of antimicrobials to reduce caries producing-bacteria and innovative materials for re-mineralization. The revolutions will require the development of non-surgical strategies as well as biochemical approaches on the essentials of the paradigm shift. This presentation will provide interesting perspectives on unconventional approaches to dental caries management and novel ideas to incorporate into pediatric practices for new approaches to dental caries management.

Biography:

Emre Mumcu has graduated from Eskisehir Anatolian High School and Istanbul University School of Dentistry in the years 1993 and 1998, repectively. He received his PhD degree with the dissertation titled as "Electromyographic Assesment of the Effects of Stabilization and Anterior Repositioning Splints on Masticatory Muscles in Disc Displacements with Reduction Therapies” from Istanbul University Faculty of Dentistry Department of Prosthodontics. He completed his military service from 2007-2008 at Gulhane Military Medical Academy of Dental Sciences Center located in Ankara. In 2012, he moved to Eskisehir as a faculty member at Eskişehir Osmangazi University School of Dentistry. 34 out of 80 of his articles were published in international peer-reviewed journals, which were cited over 400 times. He also has over 40 poster presentations presented in international conferences and symposiums.

Abstract:

Purpose: To compare on effects of different surface treatments, such as acid etched and Laser treatments of titanium surfaces especially new alternatives on the adhesive strength between resin and titanium surfaces. Methods: Sixty titanium grooved disks (makro etched) were prepared and they were seperated into five groups as follows: 1) No treatment-control group; 2) Sandblasted group with aluminium oxide; 3) Tribochemical procedure group in the laboratory; 4) Tribochemical procedure group in the clinically; 5) Nd:YAG Laser-irradiated group. The topographic patterns were observed by scanning electron microscopy. After these tests, resin cement was applied to the titanium surfaces. Shear bond test was performed via a universal testing machine at a crosshead speed of 0.5 mm/minute. In addition, the correlation between the surface roughness and bond strength was checked using Spearman correlation test (The mean difference is significant at the 0.05 level). Results: The highest mean shear bond strength was recorded with Tribochemical procedure group in the laboratory (rocatec plus-silan) 15.701±2.62) and the lowest with the control group (5.23±2.49 MPa). Conclusion: All of the surface treatment methods that were used in present study increased the bond strength between resin and titanium surface.

Biography:

Berkay Tolga Suer has completed his Graduate degree from Aegean University and PhD degree from Gulhane Military Medical Academy (GATA) at Ankara. He is a Clinical Associate Professor of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery department at GATA Haydarpasa Teaching Hospital in Istanbul. He has published more than 30 papers in reputed journals.

Abstract:

Piezoelectric surgery device or ultrasonic surgery device was originally developed for the atraumatic cutting of bone by way of ultrasonic vibrations and as an alternative to the mechanical and electrical instruments that are used in conventional oral surgery. Even though piezoelectric bone surgery is a relatively new alternative for bone-related procedures in oral and maxillofacial surgery, over the past two decades, increasing amount of literature has shown the application of piezosurgery within dental surgery, implantology and maxillofacial surgery. Recent publications have also shown the benefits of their use in craniofacial surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, head and neck surgery, neurosurgery, ophthalmology, traumatology, and orthopaedics. Key features of piezosurgery include the selective cutting of bone without damaging the adjacent soft tissue (e.g. vessels, nerves or mucosa), providing a clear visibility in the operating field by the way of pressurized irrigation and cavitation phenomenon, as well as cutting with micron sensitivity without the generation of heat. According the literature large initial costs of this innovative tool could be considered one of the disadvantages. The other main disadvantage would be the increased operation times when compared with conventional techniques in Oral and Maxillofacial procedures. The author of this presentation describe the current status of the application of piezosurgery within oral and maxillofacial surgery facilitated by the use of clinical case examples and argue that piezosurgery should take a place in the surgical armamentarium of a surgeon that deals with bone procedures.

Biography:

Ibadullah Kundi is presently working as Assistant Professor of Orthodontics at College of Dentistry, Aljouf University, Saudi Arabia

Abstract:

Objective: The objectives were to see the nasal prominence norm and the gender dimorphism in nasal prominence measured by Holdaway’s soft tissue analysis. Methodology: The sample size was 50 males and 50 females. The radiographs were obtained in natural head position, taken from the same apparatus The subjects included in the study were of Saudi origin with Class I skeletal and dental relationship and all teeth present (except the third molars). The age group of the patients was between 18 to 28 years. The radiographs were traced and analysed by two students and cross checked by the orthodontist. The nasal prominence was measured according to the technique described by Holdaway. Results: The mean value of nasal prominence when male and female samples were combined was 14.08mm. No statistically significant difference was found (P=0.083) when genders were compared. The level of significance was set at P<0.05. Conclusions: Statistically no significant difference was found when genders were compared. The value for males was normal while the value for females was less than Holdaway’s normal. The mean value of nasal prominence for both male and female sample was with in the range of Holdaway’s normal.

Rahul Rathi

Asian Institute of Medicine, Science & Technology, Malaysia

Title: Endodontic orthodontic relationship
Biography:

Rahul Rathi has completed his BDS from Manipal University in 2007 and then received his Master’s in Specialty of Endodontics in 2012, from Manipal University. He is currently working as Lecturer in Faculty of Dentistry, AIMST University, Malaysia and actively involved in academics, clinics and research. He is having various paper publications to his credit and is a part of editorial team with different journals.

Abstract:

The expanding role of endodontics into different phases of dental treatment is illustrated by the awareness of its relationship with orthodontics. Orthodontic treatment is done for gaining esthetic appearance for the patient & for the establishment of proper occlusion. However, there is a paucity of information on the concise relationship between endodontics and orthodontics during treatment planning decisions. This relationship ranges from effects on the pulp and potential for root resorption from orthodontic treatment to the clinical management of teeth requiring integrated endodontic and orthodontic treatment. This paper presentation will address the consequences of tooth movement on the pulp and preventive measures to be taken to maintain its vitality. Other areas such as comparison of various endodontic procedures on teeth movement and effects of teeth movement on apical seal will also be covered. Towards its end, the presentation will cover the treatment planning with combined orthodontic-endodontic therapy, necessary to gain the desired endodontic result and ascertain better prognosis.