What is the pre-congress course?

The pre-congress courses will take place on Wednesday, June the 14th. They aim to provide further opportunities for (paediatric) dentists and (post)master students to gather additional information about essential topics, that the lectures in the main program cannot fully cover single-handedly.

Pre-Congress Course 1
An update in Cariology. Preventive and Management Strategies

The aim of this symposium is to give an update on the basics of cariology and how a good understanding of these and patient/ family behaviour can help implementation of  strategies: to prevent the disease dental caries from occurring; from progressing when prevention fails; and to repair the damage using minimally invasive approaches.

Dental caries is still the most common (dental) disease and an everyday challenge for paediatric dentists and (oral) care professionals around the globe.

This course will provide the scientific basis and a detailed explanation of the various strategies that dental professionals can use in partnership with parents and children to manage (primary) dental decay, to promote remineralisation and reversal of the dental caries process, and to promote improved oral health.

John Featherstone (US)

Dr. John Featherstone is Dean Emeritus of the School of Dentistry at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and Professor Emeritus of Preventive and Restorative Dental Sciences at UCSF.

Yasmi O.Crystal (US)

Dr. Yasmi O.Crystal is the founder and senior specialist at
Comprehensive Pediatric Dentistry, NJ, Clinical Professor of
Pediatric Dentistry at New York University (NYU) College of
Dentistry and on the medical staff of the Robert Wood Johnson,
Rutgers University Hospital.

Nicola Innes (Wales)

Nicola Innes initially qualified as a Registered General Nurse, then gained a BSc in Life Sciences followed by an intercalated BMSc in Cellular/Molecular Pathology and BDS(hons).

Zoe Marshman (UK)

Zoe Marshman joined the University of Sheffield in 2002 and currently works as a professor of dental public health and as an honorary consultant.

Head of School of Dentistry, Professor and Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Dentistry

School of Dentistry, Cardiff University

Pre-Congress Course 2
An update in Dental Traumatology

This precongress course will update the participants on the new developments in the diagnosis and management of traumatic dental injuries.  The likelihood of a successful outcome following dental trauma is maximised by early appropriate care in all age groups. Correct decisions continue to be needed during follow on care for most patients.    These clinical decisions should be based on current knowledge with awareness of favourable and unfavourable outcomes combined with up to date information,  materials and technology.

The course will highlight and revise the many facets of clinical care following trauma,   from aesthetic restorations to  promoting healing and repair of the traumatised tissues for favourable outcomes.  Most of the changes will be evidence-based.  Where evidence is lacking, the experience of the 3 presenters will also add to the options proposed.  Following this course, the participants will be aware of new guidance, techniques and materials used in contemporary trauma management. This course will be dynamic and interactive encouraging participants to engage by using real life cases to stimulate discussion.

Dr. Nitesh Tewari (IND)

Dr Nitesh Tewari graduated and post graduated from prestigious King George’s Medical University, Lucknow. He is a clinician par excellence and an academician to the core with post graduate teaching experience of over twelve years. Dr Tewari has 94 publications in reputed national and international journals and six test book contributions to his credit till date.

Dr. Zafer Cehreli (TUR)

Dr. Cehreli is professor of Pediatric Dentistry at Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey; where he has been for most of his career. He has published over 150 papers in peer-reviewed journals, has co-authored in several textbook chapters, and his publications have been cited extensively.

Prof. Anne O’Connell (IRE)

Anne O’Connell is the Head of Paediatric Dentistry at Trinity College, Dublin since 2000, running a 3 year PG specialty training programme.  She is a Board certified in Paediatric Dentistry and is a Fellow of AAPD, and a Diplomate of the ABPD.

Pre-Congress Course 3
Interdisciplinary planning and management of severe dental defects in children and adolescents

The aim of this symposium is to showcase how severe enamel defects in children, in particular Amelogenesis Imperfecta and MIH can be managed using an interdisciplinary approach.  The management of these defects goes beyond provision of restorative care alone.  Differential diagnosis, and step by step restorative care including interdisciplinary treatment planning will be outlined.  Restorative materials and techniques are often not capable of securing effective long term outcomes in such cases due to the poor quality of enamel limiting the restorative options that rely on bonding, especially in cases of hypomineralized defects.  Issues around current treatment paradigms, diagnosis, patient selection and indications for early prosthetic rehabilitation, including long-term follow up of ceramic crown therapy in young individuals with AI will be presented.  

Monty Duggal (QA)

Prof Duggal obtained his dental degree and MDS in Paediatric Dentistry from India. He then immigrated to the United Kingdom and obtained his FDSRCS from the Royal College of Surgeons of England and his PhD from University of Leeds.

Gunilla Pousette Lundgren (SE)

Graduate from Umeå University with DDS 1982. Worked in general dental practice 1982-1998. Specialist diploma in pediatric dentistry 2002.Consultant in pediatric dentistry in Falun County of Dalarna, Sweden 2002-2016. PhD at Karolinska Institutet 2015. Assistant professor at Karolinska institutet 2015-current. Particular interest in disturbances in enamel mineralization. 

Joana Monteiro (UK)

Joana is a consultant and honorary clinical lecturer in Paediatric Dentistry at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals and the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom.

Agnes Bloch-Zupan (FR)

Agnès Bloch-Zupan is Professor in Oral Biology at the Faculty of Dentistry, Université de Strasbourg, France. She coordinates the Reference Center for Rare Oral and Dental Diseases, CRMR O-RARES of the Strasbourg University Hospitals and affiliated French network.

NuSmile RESTORE Workshop

The newest interactive hands-on workshop from NuSmile that allows clinicians to not only become a master at placing esthetic crowns, but all NuSmile’s restorative products. RESTORE encompasses an 8hr in-person course where clinicians get the opportunity to review real cases and get hands-on experience. For more information, click here.