Day 2 :
Medical Director, Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center, Saudi Arabia
Time : 09:00-09:30
Dr. Ahmad Kanaan has completed his doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Detroit Mercy in 1996. Following his graduation, he completed a 3-years fellowship in dental implant and research at the Veterans Affair medical Center in Detroit, Michigan. He also completed a Masters of Science in medical research from Wayne State University in 1999. Dr Kanaan earned a Fellowship from the American Academy of General Dentistry and a diplomate in implant from the International Congress of Oral Implantology. He has conducted many research and published some in the field of implant dentistry. He is part of the implant design team in few implant companies. He lectured in many part of the world.
The field of Dental Implantology is constantly developing. Since the discovery of the biocompatibility of titanium in replacing teeth, there has been many improvement in the implant surface and design. These improvements has changed the osseointegration and made it faster and more predictable. The extraction of a tooth and immediate implant placement became new standard in implant dentistry now a days. Many studies shows high success and osseointegration of the implant surface in these immediate implant treatment. Nano technology was introduced in many fields, from computer chips, to medical industry and now in dental field. It started in dental material like composites and now it is in dental implants. We will review the history of early implant treatment until we land to the latest technology and review what is in the pipe line of implant innovation.
Programme Lead, Barts and London School of Medicine and Dentistry
Time : 10:00-10:30
Dr. Ali Nankali is a clinical Lecturer in Oral Adult Health in the Barts and the London Medical and Dental School. In 1998, he took a keen interest in restorative dentistry which led him to commence his extensive research on application of post and cores. Following his research, he proposed to the scientific board of the Orthopaedic and Implant department of the NMU a number of novel inventions including Nankali Post System, Nankali bur as well as new classifications for Post/Core and Masticatory force.
Dr Nankali was awarded his PhD in 2004 by National Medical University (NMU) in Kiev, Ukraine where he registered as a specialist / consultant in Prosthodontics. Furthermore, his engineering background in addition to his prosthetics and Maxillofacial clinical experiences helped him in achieving ground-breaking outcomes on his researches related to distribution of masticatory force and mechanical strength of teeth's hard tissues that brought him to the attention of the scientific community.
At his current position, Dr Nankali is involved with undergraduate, postgraduate students as well as regularly running CPD and other courses.
Aim: Cavity preparation is one of a daily dental practitioners’ involvements, hence clinicians should be confident for their preparations and achieve an appropriate designed cavity for planed restorations. This research was done to assess the strength of cavity preparations and avoid iatrogenic damages.
Methods: In 2015, six full-day “lectures – hands on” CPD courses delivered by eWisdom (London Deanery) at Barts and Dental Institute at Queen Mary University were dedicated for this study. 206 cavity preparations were observed and analysed to work out the most common existing issues and was tried to find appropriate solutions. About 12 practitioners attended each course with a minimum two cavity preparations by each individual, which was analysed and discussed accordingly. The main problem was detected on opening the contact area for the posterior teeth both for direct and indirect visions. Another main noticed issue were the differences in preparation accuracy between buccal and lingual/palatal side related to the sizes and axial wall angles. In this study number of factors such as: postures, visions and burs were determined to observe the deviations in achieved outcomes.
Results: The study demonstrated the impact of the “lectures – Hands on” CPD courses on outcomes. In addition, it illustrated that practitioners, who have difficulties in cavity preparations, can be divided in three groups: one group are those who not aware about their weaknesses, the second group they know about the issues yet they know the reason, and the third group they aware of the issues and they just need some appropriate more practice preferably under supervision. More interestingly, it was experiential that after finding the reasons of making mistakes, most of practitioners adjusted their work dramatically which approved the impact of this type of course.
Conclusion: Dental laboratories are one of the best places to help practitioners their weakness to improve, furthermore it will help educational systems to understand the clinicians needed.
Professor of Oral Medicine, Univeristy of Milan, Italy
Time : 9:30-10:00
Anka Letic has completed her PhD at University of Belgrade, Serbia and Post-doctoral studies at Hammersmith Hospital, London, England. She worked as University Professor in Belgrade, Serbia, Fukuoka, Japan and Ras Al Khaimah. She has published five books and more than 45 papers in reputed journals and has been serving as an Editorial Board Member of repute journals. Her research interest includes “Synthetic bone substitutes for guided bone regeneration”. She is a Scientific Expert for European Commission in Horizon 2020 and Eurostar programs. Presently, she works as Dental Clinicians at International Dental Clinics in Rome and Milan, Italy.
The oral rehabilitation treatment aims to return esthetics, function, comfort, phonetics and health to the patient. Oral treatment requires careful planning, according to the biological and mechanical principles that rule contemporary dentistry. Complex clinical cases of oral rehabilitation require interdisciplinary treatment with the need for orthodontic treatment, endodontics, implants and prosthetics. This work describes multidisciplinary clinical cases of oral rehabilitation involving orthodontics, endodontics, periodontics, surgery, implant insertion and aesthetic restorative dentistry, with an implant-supported prosthesis approach. Therefore, it is crucial to gather the greatest quantity of data to determine the role that every single element can play in the prosthetic rehabilitation of the clinical case. Dental implants have been established as long-term supports for tooth replacements, and they have profoundly altered treatment concepts of traditional prosthodontics. The purpose of this lecture is to appraise tooth preservation in a different manner while considering implants as additional and even preferred support mechanisms for dental prostheses. Dental health situation can be associated with negative child and family experiences and lower oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) across all social groups; yet, families facing greater disadvantage may report lesser quality-of-life impact at the same level of disease experience. Thus, subjective quality-of-life measures may differ under varying social contexts, with possible implications for service utilization, evaluating oral health interventions, or quantifying disease morbidity in low socioeconomic status groups. This has implications in the support for partial or complete removable prostheses and the placement of dental implants.