Scientific Program

Conference Series Ltd invites all the participants across the globe to attend 26th Euro Congress and Expo on Dental & Oral Health Rome, Italy.

Day 1 :

Conference Series Euro Dental Congress 2018 International Conference Keynote Speaker John A Sorensen photo
Biography:

John A Sorensen is a Professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry; Director of Biomimetics Biomaterials Biophotonics Biomechanics and Technology Laboratory; Director of Research, Graduate Prosthodontics Program at the University of Washington. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics. He was awarded the 2018 Clinician-Researcher Award by the American College of Prosthodontists. He has published over 85 research articles and chapters as well as over 140 research abstracts. He has given over 150 invited lectures in 34 countries as well as over 300 lectures courses, hands-on programs and patient-treatment classes.

Abstract:

Statement of Problem: Few studies have objectively measured the clinical outcomes of using digital impressions and digital workflow (DFW) for fixed prosthodontics (FP). The accuracy of ceramic restorations made with a completely DWF, using no physical dies or casts, was evaluated.

Methodology: A clinical study evaluating 50 posterior CAD/CAM lithium disilicate (e.max, Ivoclar Vivadent) onlays and crowns cemented with Adhese Universal and Variolink Esthetic cement was performed digitally. That is digital impressions (intraoral scanning, IOS) (Trios, 3Shape), CAD (Dental Design, 3Shape), CAM (Wieland, Ivoclar Vivadent) and monolithic restorations with stain/glaze. Three operators performed IOS with scanning time recorded for Tooth Preparation Scan (TPS), Sextant Opposing Scan (SOS), Sextant Bite Scan (SBS), Operator 1 scanned from the most posterior tooth to sextant canine while Operators 2 and 3 scanned across the arch to contralateral canine. Mean scanning times were calculated for TPS, SOS and SBS. The amount of delivery adjustment required for proximal contacts, occlusal adjustment and marginal adaptation were recorded. An USPHS criterion was used to evaluate marginal integrity.

Results: Operators’ 2 and 3 preparation scanning technique to the contralateral canine required 39% more scanning time than Operator 1. There was no difference in the amount of occlusal or proximal adjustment necessary between the three operators. To determine the effect of operator experience, restorations were divided into three in order of their placement over time. Delivery of restorations requiring no proximal contact adjustment was: 1st/3=0, 2nd/3=33%, 3rd/3=87%. No occlusal adjustment was: 1st/3=33%, 2nd/3=44%, 3rd/3=87%. All margins were USPHS rated “Alpha”.

Conclusion: For tooth preparation scanning, capture of only the sextant was necessary to create an accurate occlusion and proximal contacts. Restorations fabricated with the completely digital CAD/CAM process required minimal to no adjustment on delivery. Other studies have yielded similar results for efficiency and minimal adjustment. 

Conference Series Euro Dental Congress 2018 International Conference Keynote Speaker Gareth Owen Crowther photo
Biography:

Gareth Owen Crowther has completed his Bachelor of Dental Surgery at the Wales College of Medicine in 2009 and a Postgraduate Diploma in Conscious Sedation in Dentistry at Cardiff University, in 2015. He is dedicated to helping those with dental anxiety get the dental care and to that end he started Brynhyfryd Dental Practice in 2017. The practice has since achieved BDA Good Practice listing and is a Finalist in the 2018 UK & Ireland Dentistry and Private Dentistry Awards in 3 categories.

Abstract:

We look at how to grow the business of a dental practice and build a local reputation to generate further new patient referrals whilst developing the dental team as a whole to create a focused and motivated unit aiming for one purpose-the improvement of oral health within the patient base of the practice based on our ‘calm and caring’ philosophy. Having taken over a run-down and loss-making dental practice in Swansea, we have spent time, effort and some money to make the practice of dentistry easier and also to ease the journey of the patient in as friendly and relaxing surroundings as possible. We will explain how a multifaceted marketing campaign, spreading the cohesive message of calm and caring dentistry can bring an upsurge in new patients-we have added over 100 new private patients in the course of six months and this trend continues upwards. We will also show how we have invested in training to ensure not only that we can offer a range of treatments that people actually want but to bring career satisfaction in staff by preventing stagnation which helps keep morale and enthusiasm upto quote Richard Branson ‘if you look after your staff, they will look after your customers.’ We will also show that this all need not cost the earth by developing relationships with local media managers and other businesses and how we can reach out to our local community to improve the public image of dentistry. Additionally, we have achieved BDA Good Practice status and are 2018 finalists for Best Young Dentist and Best Team at the UK & Ireland Dentistry Awards and Best Young Dentist UK & Ireland Private Dentistry Awards.

 

Conference Series Euro Dental Congress 2018 International Conference Keynote Speaker Kenan Demirovic photo
Biography:

Kenan Demirovic graduate from School of Dentistry, University of Marmara in Istanbul, Turkey. He completed his master's degree in orthodontics at University of Sarajevo in the year 2010. He is an active member of European Orthodontic Society. He was a Speaker at congresses of European Orthodontic Society, Croatian Orthodontic Society, Balkan Stomatological Society and ADOH conference, Dubai. Currently, he is an Orthodontist at Private practice for dentofacial orthopedics and orthodontics, Sarajevo - Bosnia and Herzegovina. His main areas of research include temporomandibular disorders and its relation to orthodontic cases, orthodontic mechanics and segmented arch wire techniques.

 

Abstract:

Aim: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of stabilization splint therapy on TMD and to determine if there is a relationship between the condylar axis position as determined by the occlusion and signs and symptoms of TMD, using the condylar position indicator (CPI III).

Subjects and Method: A sample consisted of 35 untreated subjects with mild, moderate or severe symptoms of TMD. The centric relation bite registration technique developed by Roth was used. All subjects underwent stabilization splint therapy during average period of 6 months, for the stabilization of temporomandibular condyles in centric relation (CR). The comparison was based on written patient histories, clinical exams, and CPI measurements. The condylar displacements for 35 subjects were measured in vertical, sagittal and transversal components from mounted models using CPI III system. Obtained data was evaluated using Wilcoxon signed-rank test.

Results: When the pretreatment and posttreatment examination scores were compared, an 80 % reduction in symptoms was found after treatment. A high correlation (p<.001) between signs and symptoms of TMD and CPI values was documented.

Conclusions: After stabilization splint therapy, a stable centric condylar position was obtained, as a predisposition for correct orthodontic treatment planning. In patients with signs and symptoms of TMD, and significant discrepancy between the centric relation and maximum intercuspation, stabilization splint therapy is highly recommended prior to treatment with fixed orthodontic appliances.

 

  • Prosthodontics | Orthodontics | Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery | Oral Epidemiology | Dental Research | Digital Dentistry | Advances in Dentistry
Location: Olimpica 3+4
Speaker

Chair

John A Sorensen

University of Washington, USA

Speaker

Co-Chair

Gareth Owen Crowther

Brynhyfryd Dental, UK

Session Introduction

Heidi Benet Magyar

California Southern University, USA

Title: Psychiatric implications for implant dentistry
Speaker
Biography:

Heidi Benet Magyar is an experienced Professor with a history of working in the higher education industry. She is a strong education professional with a PsyD focused in Clinical Psychology and currently teaches graduate level psychology at California Southern University. She is also an accomplished advanced practice psychiatric nurse with clinical emphasis in diagnosis and medication management. 

Abstract:

Dental implants have changed the face of dentistry over the past 30 years. This extensive, permanent procedure is used to treat people with terminal dentition, dental aversion and for cosmetics; it is both a functional and aesthetic procedure. Other invasive and permanent procedures such as gastric bypass and cosmetic plastic surgery rely on a psychiatric evaluation prior to surgery to either rule out inappropriate candidates or develop a plan for management. However, research suggests that this is not a common practice among oral surgeons and dentists. Failure to screen for psychiatric illnesses leaves the dentist and the patient vulnerable to a myriad of potential time consuming and costly problems. It is not always evident initially that a person may be inappropriate for implants and being able to identify warning signs early is essential because once the surgical process has started, it is a long-term commitment that is extremely difficult or impossible to reverse. The purpose of this presentation is to increase awareness of the unique needs, not only of the patients, but also the provider. Understanding the impact that patients with mental illness have on a practice is important and care must be taken to determine if implant procedures are appropriate. This presentation will center around four psychiatric disorders particularly relevant to aesthetic dentistry. They are: dental phobia; posttraumatic stress disorder; obsessive-compulsive disorder and; body dysmorphic disorder. Suggestions for screening prior to surgery will be also discussed. It is important to note that these illnesses are not obstacles for every patient who experiences them, but good practice warrants an understanding of these disorders for the development of a positive approach to treatment. 

Speaker
Biography:

Mohamed Ahmed Sami M Shibani has completed his Graduation at the University of Tripoli, Libya in 2013, and an internship at the University of Cairo, Egypt. He worked in a private dental clinic in Tripoli in 2015. He has completed his master’s degree with a scholarship at the University of Rome la Sapienza in 2016. He returned to work at Tripoli General Hospital. He continued his PhD with Prof Galmarini in 2017. Currently, he is a Postgraduate student at European Society of Endodontology (ESE) and a Member of the Libyan Dental Syndicate.
 

Abstract:

For many years, we have used regenerative endodontics procedure (REPs) in immature teeth with necrotic pulps and the results were impeccable as the clinical signs and symptoms were eliminated in addition to thickening of the canal walls or continued root development however the question or debate still remains whether we can used it also in mature teeth with necrotic pulp as an alternative to other kind of treatments, there has been many cases that used the (REPs) with a very promising results rendering REPs suitable treatment in some cases. REPs can repair or renovate the vitality of tissue in the canals of immature or mature permanent teeth previously destroyed by infection or trauma. The induction of periapical bleeding into the disinfected canal of immature or mature permanent teeth during REPs brings mesenchymal stem cells and likely growth factors (platelet-derived growth factor, platelet-derived endothelial growth factor, transforming growth factor and insulin like growth factor) mainly derived from platelets as well as fibrin scaffold from the periapical tissues into the canal space. The stem cells capable of producing mineralized tissue have migrated into the canals and formed hard tissue on the canal walls and at the root apex. Therefore, it is likely that new vital tissue might also be able to generate in the canals of human mature permanent teeth with necrotic pulps after REPs. REPs may become a feasible treatment for mature permanent teeth with infected or non-infected necrotic pulps which indicate that we still have not discovered all the possibilities of steam cells that should be taken in consideration.
 

Speaker
Biography:

Elena Rodriguez is pursuing her Postgraduate Program in orthodontics at University of Oviedo.

Abstract:

Thousands of children visit the dentist every year and even though the general practitioners do their best to provide them with a good oral health, there is always something that escapes our control, the way teeth and jaws are disposed. According to research carried out in the UK almost 55% of the children population has an orthodontic problem. So, how do the general dentists know when it's the right time to refer these patients for their first appointment with orthodontist? Specialist's opinions differ on the matter of the right time to see the potential patients for their first time. These treatments are very time sensitive and if they're premature or delayed it leads to problems down the line which could have been prevented. The purpose of this study is to provide the general practitioner with the necessary tools and tricks to identify the most common malocclusions in the dental practice and to give them the ability to decide when is the perfect moment to start with our treatment based on age, development and the jaw problem.
 

Speaker
Biography:

Tarek Elshazly has completed his Graduation in the Faculty of Dentistry at Ainshams University, Cairo, Egypt in 2010. Currently, he is pursuing his master’s degree programme in Dental Biomaterials at Ain-Shams University and also a Doctoral study in the Department of Oral Technology at University of Bonn. He has already been trained on Marc/Mentat Finite Element Analysis Program. As well, he is familiar with using some other mechanical and chemical testing machine. In addition, he was a Demonstrator of Dental Biomaterials at the Egyptian Russian University in Cairo, Egypt.
 

Abstract:

One of the important drawbacks of commercially used orthodontic aligner is the change regime (14 days) due to the ratelimiting step. Therefore, investigators are working on doing improvements to aligner materials, force systems, staging of tooth movements, and treatment planning. One of these trails is the incorporation of shape memory polymers (SMPs), a type of important stimuli-responsive smart polymers, which can recover their original shape upon exposure to external stimuli. The purpose of this presentation is showing how far our research is going regarding producing an active orthodontic aligner made up of shape memory polymer, through a 3D finite element simulation model and experimental testing.
 

Speaker
Biography:

Michael Errin Rios, Former U.S. Army Captain, launched Aptus Exchange in 2018, which is a health care practice brokerage firm that’s dedicated to helping health care professionals with their practice succession. He brings with him an extensive background in economic development, business operations and practice management.  
 
Jerry West joined Aptus Exchange in June of 2018 as a Client Services Manager after graduating from the University of Illinois – Chicago. Today, Jerry supports Aptus Exchange as its Director of Operations. As such, he executes on projects critical to the organization, administrative tasks, and is the face of Aptus to our clients in the Chicago market.
 

Abstract:

Our topic will explain how cutting-edge technology in the health care practice brokerage industry will help shape the dental industry for tomorrow. We will explain what a digital marketplace is and how a platform will augment everything a user (buyer and seller) will need to make an informed business transaction decision. We will also explain how digital lending companies specifically for healthcare practices will significantly speed up the process. Online lending companies have access to loans that have better rates within minutes. This innovative technology will create a seamless step-by-step process for the user. Overall, it will create a simple and clear way to sell or buy a health care practice. With an “Amazon-like” platform entering the market the dental-chain consolidation will accelerate to create physical plant sizes from four to forty. The future of dentistry are systems where general, pediatric, orthodontic, endodontic, and all specialties are operating under one roof creating a deliberate, consistent, and collaborative approach for oral health care access.
 

Speaker
Biography:

Sameer Atrash has completed his Bachelor of Science and Master of Product Innovation at Virginia Commonwealth University. He has worked for fortune 150 companies, consulted multiple dentists in business and technology, and created multiple dental companies. His most passionate company is Project Prenatal; a software that enhances patient scheduling amongst underserved populations. He is currently a DMD 2021 Candidate at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.
 

Abstract:

In the book “Seeing what’s next,” Clayton Christensen coined the term disruptive innovation and further predicts the future of different industries. Disruptive innovation may be defined as an innovation that disrupts an existing market by taking out a service or product in that market and entering it into a new or another existing market. As a result, this decreases the value of one market while increasing value of another. After examining various case studies, it was determined that Clayton Christensen disruptive innovation model may be applied to predict the future of dentistry. An infographic was created to illustrate this notion. Education differentiates the level of the hierarchy, while the area of each segment represents market size available for that section. With time, it is natural for services to decrease sectors. In the current day, you will find general dental practitioner offices that offer more services outside the general dentist scope. Practitioners have access to continuing education courses allowing them to be trained in areas of specialty, such as Invisalign. There is an increased prevalence of general dental practitioner offices offering services for extractions and implants, rather than referring a patient out. The general dentist can perform the operation if they believe they can perform up to the standard of a specialist. If not, the dentist may hire a specialist to come into the office and carry out the surgery in-house. This scenario will happen for an array of reasons. Research contributes to each disruptive innovation through finding new biological treatments, such as natural adult tooth growth with the contribution of laser stimulation, the addition of fluoride in public water, and the implementation of technology to aid treatment. This is important in dentistry to continuously enhance the care that a health care provider can give to patients.
 

Speaker
Biography:

Manpreet K Gakhal qualified from Queen Mary, University of London in 2015. Following this, she has successfully completed her vocational training, and two years of Dental Core Training years 1 and 2 in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and General Practice & Special care Dentistry respectively. She is currently working as a Clinical Fellow in Pediatric Dentistry. She has also completed Diploma of Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery (MFDS) at Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
 

Abstract:

Aim: To increase the turnover of reporting times of oral biopsies.
 
Objectives: 1. Identifying the proportion of oral biopsies that being reported within in the recommended guidelines. 2. Identify the proportion of oral biopsies that are not being reported within the recommended guidelines. 3. Identify the proportion of oral biopsies that are urgent and no urgent.
 
Standards: The Royal College of Pathology
 
Suspected mucosal malignancies - 80% of diagnostic biopsies will be reported within seven calendar days of the biopsy being taken. 80% of all the histopathology specimens (excluding those requiring decalcification) will be reported within 10 calendar days of the specimen being taken.
 
Non-urgent mucosal malignancies - Histopathology cases reported, confirmed and authorized within 7-10 calendar days of the procedure. Standard 80% of cases must be reported within seven calendar days and 90% within 10 calendar days. Methodology: Data was collected both retrospectively from 369 patients by liaising with the Pathology Department, at Queens Medical Centre, from patients who had intra-oral biopsies taken under both local and general anesthetic.
Results:  Cycle 1 The results show that only 18% of oral biopsies were reported within the recommended guidelines.
 
Implement change: This issue was raised at a departmental study day, and the concerns were addressed from all members of the team. The departmental consultants for maxillofacial and restorative had liased with pathology consultant regarding the results. It was established that the pathology department was experiencing a significant backlog and therefore it was proven difficult to ensure that all departmental biopsy results were returned within the recommended guidelines.
 

Speaker
Biography:

Nouf Ali Salem Alharbi has completed her DDS at Cairo University in 2005 and joined Boston University, Institute for Dental Research and Education where, she has completed her CAGS and MSD in Endodontics in 2012. She has held many positions in UAE. Currently, she is working as an Endodontist at health point.
 

Abstract:

Endodontics is the clinical management of a microbiological problem. The aim of root canal treatment is to eliminate bacteria from the infected root canal and to prevent reinfection. Although, biomechanical cleaning and shaping of the root canal greatly reduces the number of bacteria; in necrotic infected canals, the reduction in bacteria is challenging. The microbes extend into the dentinal tubules where instruments do not reach. In addition, the anatomical complexity of the root canal system prevents complete removal of the organic and inorganic residues and bacteria. Microbes thus persist and directly affect the clinical outcomes of endodontic treatment. Shaping is not equal to cleaning. The microbes in the dentinal tubules are the source of recontamination after endodontic treatment. The strategy is to focus on the factor that determines the success of endodontic treatment: Disinfection. Irrigation plays a key role in disinfection. The past decade has various studies on the effectiveness of various irrigating solutions available and developed in the market. But considering the vapor lock effect and the tenacity of biofilms to change their phenotypes, Walton and Torabinajed have so aptly put forth a vital question- "Is good disinfection related to irrigating solutions or Irrigating systems?" This Presentation will endeavor to discuss the importance of infection control to increase endodontic outcomes, and review all the classic and contemporary techniques, instruments and materials to achieve predictable and safe disinfection.
 

Biography:

Ahmed A Albariqi is currently pursuing his PhD in Paediatric Dentistry at School of Dentistry, University of Leeds.
 

Abstract:

Introduction: Epidermolysis bullosa is a series of skin disorders characterized by blistering and mechanical fragility of the skin, including the oral mucosa and digestive system lining. Because of its low prevalence, many dentists have limited knowledge of the disease. The scientific literature regarding oral health care of people living with EB is relatively scarce. This makes it difficult for dentists with no experience in treating people with EB to know how to approach them in a safe manner given all the special care these patients might need. DEBRA International entrusted the development of Clinical Guidelines to health care professionals with significant experience in EB around the world. These guidelines contain the appropriate precautions that people with EB might require to receive optimal oral health care. The present guidelines on dental care for people living with EB have been developed by an international team of dentists, using a standard methodology based on a systematic review of the currently available scientific evidence. These guidelines can be applied to all patients diagnosed with epidermolysis bullosa. As such, the guideline considers information for all four major types of EB: EB simplex, junctional EB, dystrophic EB, and Kindler syndrome.
 
Background: A 6-year old girl presented to the Leeds Dental Institute (LDI) for dental treatment.
 
Case Report: Clinical and radiographic examination revealed that she has dental caries affecting both anterior and posterior teeth, early mixed dentition, class 1 malocclusion, and poor oral hygiene. Detailed medical and dental history was obtained from medical consultants and parents. Clinical report of her medical condition was provided by her medical team confirmed she has Dominant Dystrophic EB. Liaison with medical team supervised her case were made to check if there are any special precautions or investigations that need to be undertaken pre, peri and postoperatively in patient’s care. Comprehensive treatment including prevention, restorations of anterior teeth 52, 62, and 73 were carried out using composite resin restorations. Extraction of badly decayed teeth 55, 54, 64, 65, 74 and 84 and all the treatment modifications and precautions were used based on oral health care for patients with epidermolysis bullosa guideline published by DEBRA.
 
Follow-up: She was followed up for 6 months after initial presentation and both parents and patient were satisfied with the outcome.
 
Conclusion: Epidermolysis bullosa is a rare disease with multiple oral manifestations, which requires a special approach from the dental point of view. It is important that dental practitioners who treat patients with EB know how to best manage their care. This research presentation reviews the major causes and manifestations of EB, discusses a unique case study of how dental treatment was rendered to a patient with the condition, and suggests ways to properly manage the oral health needs of patients with EB and similar disorders.