IDEM 2020: 19 Jun - 19 Aug

*IMPORTANT UPDATE*

Due to the changes in event dates, the organisers expect there to be changes to the current programme. We are happy to update that our valued conference sponsors have expressed their continued support for IDEM and would like to express our gratitude to them. Please check back at a later date for further updates.

 

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Intractable pain following dental treatment is frustrating for the patient, and attempting to control such pain is a major challenge for the clinician. This pain can sometimes occur in the absence of noxious stimuli, persist beyond the usual healing time, or spread to normal teeth.

The poor localization of pain often leads to misdiagnosis of its source and mistreatment, such as sequential endodontic treatment or extraction of “innocent” teeth without significant improvement in the patient’s comfort.

During this session, the clinical manifestations of persistent neuropathic pain following dental treatment will be presented. Neural mechanisms underlying such neuropathic pains will be illustrated with clinical examples, and evidence-based management strategies proposed for these conditions will be discussed, with an attempt to bridge the gap between basic sciences and clinics.

Exciting recent evidence on the role of non-neuronal cells in neuropathic pain states and potential new targets for the management of these conditions will also be presented. An understanding of these issues is instrumental in the differential diagnosis and management of orofacial pain of non-dental origin.


Recently there has been some furore over dental cases where periodontal disease was not diagnosed till a very late stage. The patients ended up losing their teeth due to severe bone loss. Patients are becoming savvier and it is important for Oral health therapists to diagnose the periodontal disease as soon as possible to avoid complex periodontal treatment, exfoliation of teeth or lawsuits!

As periodontal disease is insidious, and some periodontitis cases present with no symptoms, it is even more important to walk that probe around the teeth to check if periodontal pockets are present. Make that periodontal probe your best friend! And once periodontal disease is diagnosed, what are the latest treatment options available to the patient then? This lecture aims to cover the diagnosis of periodontal disease and how periodontal disease may be treated by the Oral Health Therapist and Periodontist.


Meet with over 500 Exhibitors on Level 4 and 6 at IDEM. Explore and learn about the latest dental products, services and solutions
For a full list of exhibitors, click here: https://www.event-reg.biz/OEM-IDEM/OnlineExh_ExtendedSearch
To see Exhibitor Highlights, click here: https://www.idem-singapore.com/visit/exhibition-highlights/

Look out for the IDEM Cafes located on Levels 4 and 6 to purchase coffee, tea and light refreshments.


Today it is more common for dentists to encounter patients with complex medical histories, which raises the question of where to begin. This presentation steps through a structured process of building the medical history or anamnesis of a patient, flagging areas that need special attention because they influence the ability to provide dental care safely and effectively. The history of medicines includes not only what medications the patient is currently taking but also they might have been taking until recently, and what they have taken as medications that have been bought at the pharmacy or supermarket, including homeopathic and herbal remedies. Examples will be given showing how important a thorough lifestyle and social history can be to assembling an appropriate management plan.


The lecture will focus on the global burden of oral diseases and growing disparities in oral health care access in developed and developing countries. This session will highlight the levels of care provided by Dental and Oral Health Therapists in over 50 countries and discuss the highlights and challenges that the workforce faces.

The lecture will also discuss the potential area of advancement for mid-level dental providers and the impact of technology in oral health therapy practice. The session will also focus on the areas of integration between oral health and general health and how dental and oral health therapists can assist in bridging the gap to ensure patients receive holistic care at all times. Lastly, the session will discuss the role of the International Oral Health Association in advocating and supporting the professions to achieve good oral health for all; for life.


The evolution of dental technology has transformed the way clinicians work. For patients, implants have had a great positive impact on their day-to-day lives by transforming the way they look, eat, and feel about themselves. After all, we are giving them their smile back.

The success of an implant restoration is highly dependent not only on the clinician’s experience, but also on biological, mechanical and aesthetic considerations. Therefore, in today’s era, precise planning with digital tools will ensure clinicians getting the results they require in implantology as well as in restorative dentistry. The use of digital dental technology could help them see a patient’s anatomy in detail never seen before.

From data capturing to implant planning; guided surgery to final restorative solution, the “Scan-Plan-Place-Restore” method is the way to go. With a digital implant workflow, you can handle more implant cases in less time, treat more complex cases with confidence and improve the predictability of treatment.

Learning Outcomes:

    • How to deliver exceptional, long-term, aesthetic results with implants.
    • Learn more patient-specific restorative solutions, including abutments and suprastructures.
    • Utilizing state-of-the-art digital technology to mimic natural tooth function and aesthetics.
    • Know more on innovative digital solutions such as Simplant, Atlantis, Azento, Acuris.

In 2015, cancer was the leading cause of death in Singapore (Singapore Cancer Registry Report 2017). Of all cancers affecting Singaporeans, approximately 5% are nasopharyngeal. We are living longer and surviving more medical events than ever before. It is likely in your practice that you will need to care for patients who have been diagnosed with cancer of the head and neck region, or a cancer of other body systems. What is the rationale for caring for these patients and what important care can we give to protect their oral health and ensure the minimal impact on quality of life?

Learning Outcomes:
At the end of this presentation, participants will appreciate how cancer and cancer therapies have reciprocal impacts on oral health and how these factors in turn, can impact on quality of life. We will see the importance of the dental team in multidisciplinary care of patients suffering from cancer and that our involvement does not stop when cancer treatment stops. Head and neck cancer will be used to illustrate practical care tips and techniques and show how the dental team in the community can with hospital colleagues care for cancer patients.


Meet with over 500 Exhibitors on Level 4 and 6 at IDEM. Explore and learn about the latest dental products, services and solutions
For a full list of exhibitors, click here: https://www.event-reg.biz/OEM-IDEM/OnlineExh_ExtendedSearch
To see Exhibitor Highlights, click here: https://www.idem-singapore.com/visit/exhibition-highlights/

Lunch is located within the IDEM Exhibition halls.


By 2030, one in four Singaporeans will be 65 years old and above. In tandem with this population shift, dentists will be expected to manage more elderly patients with multiple co-morbidities, cognitive impairment, and functional disabilities. Concurrently, with greater health literacy, more children and younger adults with disabilities will seek dental care in the primary care setting.

The inaugural Special Care Dentistry Symposium at IDEM will update dentists on the current best practices in treatment planning and care delivery for patients with medical conditions and physical/intellectual disabilities. It will also include a practical guide on the appropriate management of adult patients with various levels of disabilities, including indications for referral. Finally, through the symposium, participants will receive tips from world-renowned experts on communication, behavioral management, and steps to ensure smoother treatment sessions and good long-term outcomes for patients, which are key skills for any successful dental practice.


We know that successful oral health outcomes are only possible with patient cooperation, however as much as we would love our patients to brush twice a day, clean between their teeth daily and make their oral health a priority we know this is not the case for many of our patients. It is likely that some of our patients will not do it at all. Is this a lack of motivation or does it have something to do with the way we as clinicians motivate our patients in their appointments? The traditional method of oral hygiene instructions where patients are “spoken to ” and not involved in the process does not work, patients need to make their own decisions on what they would like their oral health outcomes to be and set their own goals on how they will achieve them. this lecture will go through motivational interviewing and modern techniques for motivating the patient to take harness of their own oral health and improve their long term outcomes.


Meet with over 500 Exhibitors on Level 4 and 6 at IDEM. Explore and learn about the latest dental products, services, and solutions
For a full list of exhibitors, click here: https://www.event-reg.biz/OEM-IDEM/OnlineExh_ExtendedSearch
To see Exhibitor Highlights, click here: https://www.idem-singapore.com/visit/exhibition-highlights/

Look out for the IDEM Cafes located on Levels 4 and 6 to purchase coffee, tea, and light refreshments.


Orthodontic treatment has always been regarded as an elective aesthetic procedure, where initiation of treatment is usually driven by patients’ desire to achieve straight teeth. However, there are instances where early orthodontic treatment in children and adolescents can help to prevent the worsening of malocclusion or improve occlusion and function. This presentation will highlight the various types of malocclusion that will benefit from orthodontic treatment and aims to help clinicians become more proactive in indicating orthodontic treatment based on functional needs rather than aesthetic demands.


By 2030, one in four Singaporeans will be 65 years old and above. In tandem with this population shift, dentists will be expected to manage more elderly patients with multiple co-morbidities, cognitive impairment, and functional disabilities. Concurrently, with greater health literacy, more children and younger adults with disabilities will seek dental care in the primary care setting.

The inaugural Special Care Dentistry Symposium at IDEM will update dentists on the current best practices in treatment planning and care delivery for patients with medical conditions and physical/intellectual disabilities. It will also include a practical guide on the appropriate management of adult patients with various levels of disabilities, including indications for referral. Finally, through the symposium, participants will receive tips from world-renowned experts on communication, behavioral management, and steps to ensure smoother treatment sessions and good long-term outcomes for patients, which are key skills for any successful dental practice.


The aim of this workshop is to discuss the indications, advantages, disadvantages, efficacy and correct application of the different approaches, instruments, and materials for root debridement in initial as well as supportive periodontal therapy. One focus of this workshop will be the application of modern AirFlow devices as well as their integration in a modern Guided Biofilm Therapy concept. Participants of this workshop will not only get the theoretical background but also have the opportunity to try the discussed techniques and materials during a hands-on session on models.

Learning Outcomes:

    • Discuss the efficacy, advantages, and disadvantages of hand instruments in non-surgical periodontal therapy
    • Discuss the efficacy, advantages, and disadvantages of power-driven instruments in non-surgical periodontal therapy
    • Discuss the efficacy, advantages, and disadvantages of modern AirFlow devices in non-surgical periodontal therapy
    • Discuss the correct application of the various devices in non-surgical periodontal therapy

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