Day 2 :
King George Medical University,India
Time : 09:30-10:15
Dr Ranjitkumar Patil is presently working as Professor & Head in department of Oral Medicine & Radiology, Faculty of Dental Sciences, KGMU, Lucknow, India. He graduated from Government Dental College, Nagpur, India in year 1992 at the age of 21 years and subsequently post graduated in subject of Oral Medicine & Radiology from Government Dental College, Nagpur in year 1998. He has more than 20 years of undergraduate & postgraduate teaching experience. He is also actively involved in PhD teaching. He has delivered various invited talks in different institutions in India & Abroad with special interest in Oral Radiology. He has number of national & international publications in reputed and indexed journals.
Cone beam computerized technology (CBCT) offers 3-dimensional visualization of complex Oro-facial region with more precise information compared to analog/digital radiographs. It is an accurate tool for various pathologies of oral-maxillofacial region, with lower radiation doses than computerized tomography (CT). CBCT has gained more popularity in short span of time and Clinicians are rapidly realizing the significant advantages of CBCT imaging.
This presentations would be elaborating on Basic principles of CBCT, Implant planning, Imaging of Oro-facial Structures, Importance of third Party software and use of CBCT in Dental Field.
KMCT Dental College,India
Time : 11:00-11:45
Dr.Shabeer Mohamed Madani, Associate Professor from KMCT Dental College, India, completed his Bachelors in Dentistry from Sri Ramachandra University and Research institute Chennai, Tamil Nadu in 2004 and passed out with 3rd rank at university level. After which he worked as a lecturer for a brief period in Manipal College of Dentistry and further went ahead for his post graduate studies in Periodontics and Implantology from Nitte University, Karnatka in 2011 and graduated with excellence with 5th rank at university level in 2014. During which period he was under the guidance of Prof (Dr.) Biju Thomas (Immd. Past President of Indian Society of Periodontology). Together they undertook various researches on topics related to Perio-medicine and also published various research works. He had also done various poster and paper presentations at national level and was the winner of best paper award at national PG convention of Indian Society Periodontology. He also represented the university for the NAAC committee; he was also the library committee representative and also was the joint secretary for organising one of the PG conventions of ISP. He attained a Fellowship in Implantology from International Congress of Oral Implantologists in 2016. After his education he moved to KMCT Dental College as Assistant professor and is currently one of the leading Periodontist and Implantologist in the city. He has been continuing his research work on the same from there. He has also authored various articles and is also an editorial board member and reviewer for various medical and dental journals worldwide.
Periodontitis is one of the most common immuno-inflammatory conditions afflicting man. It is characterised by the destruction of the tissues surrounding the teeth. There are various factors which may effect and modify the disease expression; namely, systemic, environmental, psychological and social factors. However, emerging evidence in the last decade has shed light on the powerful influence of an individual’s oral health to the patient’s systemic health. Periodontal Medicine is a rapidly emerging branch of Periodontology which studies the complex relationship of periodontal disease on various organ systems of the human body. Research has established that periodontal disease, especially severe periodontitis in early life, is a significant risk factor for a plethora of diseases like, Coronary Heart Disease, Myocardial Infarction, Diabetes Mellitus, Preterm Labour, Low Birth Weight Infants, Dementia, Endometriosis, Erectile Dysfunction, Metabolic Syndrome, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Cancer and so on. Thus it is clear that oral health plays a pivotal role in the maintenance of systemic health.
Consequently, conventional therapy had been focussed on reduction of the bacterial load around the tooth via non-surgical or surgical methods. However it is now understood that, although pathogenic bacteria are necessary for the initiation of the periodontal disease, they alone are not sufficient to cause the disease and a susceptible host is also imperative for the progression of the disease. Thus, there has been a paradigm shift from the conventional treatment modalities of reduction of bacterial load alone to newer techniques focussing on modulating the host response towards the disease.
In this presentation I would be familiarizing the audience with the pathogenesis of periodontal disease and its effects on various systemic conditions. I would also briefly explain about different treatment approaches and give an insight into host modulatory therapy, their modes of delivery and the latest researches on various indigenous substances that have been used.
Vivos BioTechnologies, Inc.,USA
Keynote: Long-term follow up of non-surgical upper airway remodeling for adult obstructive sleep apnea
Time : 10:15-11:00
Prof. Dave Singh is a US citizen who was born, educated and trained in England, UK. He holds three doctorates: Doctor of Dental Medicine; Ph.D. in Craniofacial Development, and D.D.Sc. in Orthodontics. At the Center for Craniofacial Disorders, USA, he led a NIH-funded program of craniofacial research. He is a Member of the World Sleep Society, the American Sleep and Breathing Academy, and Fellow of the World Federation of Orthodontists, and the International Association for Orthodontics. He has published about 200 articles in the medical, dental and orthodontic literature, and has lectured in North America, Asia, Europe, Africa and Australia.
We investigated changes in upper airway morphology to test the hypothesis that the upper airway can be non-surgically remodeled in adult patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). After obtaining informed consent, we undertook a 3D cone-beam (CBCT) scan of a 56-year-old male patient, who was diagnosed with mild OSA by a sleep specialist prior to treatment. The patient was treated using a biomimetic oral device (DNA appliance®). The active treatment time was 18 months approx. Volumetric 3D reconstruction of the upper airway from the CBCT scan was undertaken prior to treatment, and the patient was monitored with a follow up CBCT scan 5.5yrs later. All measurements were taken with no device in the patient’s mouth during wakefulness. The results showed that the upper airway volume increased from 13.9cm3 to 29.2cm3. The minimal antero-posterior retropalatal distance increased from 1.5mm to 11mm in the mid-sagittal plane; the minimum medio-lateral retropalatal width increased from 4.5mm to 29mm in the coronal plane; the minimum retropalatal area in the axial plane at the same level as above increased from 67mm2 to 477.5mm2. In addition, the minimum antero-posterior retroglossal distance increased from 6mm to 17mm in the mid-sagittal plane; the minimum medio-lateral retroglossal width increased from 14.5mm to 26.5mm in the coronal plane, and the minimum retroglossal area in the axial plane at the same level as above increased from 83.5mm2 to 423.5mm2. We conclude that biomimetic oral appliance therapy may be able to non-surgically remodel the upper airway in adult patients diagnosed with mild OSA. This biomimetic protocol requires further investigation to elucidate the novel mechanism of pneumopedics or physiologic upper airway remodeling.