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18th Annual Meeting on Oral Care & Oral Cancer, will be organized around the theme “Excellence in dentistry with optimum care”

Oral Care 2018 is comprised of keynote and speakers sessions on latest cutting edge research designed to offer comprehensive global discussions that address current issues in Oral Care 2018

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Oral Care is a branch of medicine that consists of the study, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases, disorders and conditions of the oral cavity, commonly in the dentition but also the oral mucosa, and of adjacent and related structures and tissues, particularly in the maxillofacial area. Although primarily associated with teeth among the general public, the field of dentistry or dental medicine is not limited to teeth but includes other aspects of the craniofacial complex including the temperomandibular and other supporting structures.

  • Track 1-1Dental Caries
  • Track 1-2Periodontal disease
  • Track 1-3Restoration of teeth
  • Track 1-4Endodontic root canal treatment

Pediatric Dentistry is the branch of dentistry dealing with children from birth through adolescence and it promote the dental health of children and dental visit should occur within six months after the presence of the first tooth or by a child's first birthday because early oral examination aids in the detection of the early stages of tooth decay and it is essential to maintain oral health, modify aberrant habits, and treat as needed and as simply as possible.

  • Track 2-1Early tooth decay detection
  • Track 2-2Monitoring growth and development of the teeth and jaws
  • Track 2-3Filling of decaying teeth
  • Track 2-4Fixing knocked out teeth

Prosthodontics is the branch of dentistry concerned with the design, manufacture, and fitting of artificial replacements for teeth and other parts of the mouth. Prosthodontic procedures include crowns, bridges, veneers, inlays, onlays, complete and partial dentures. Dental implants have become the preferred method for replacing missing teeth, so many prosthodontic procedures today are done with implants as the support instead of the natural teeth or gums. It is the division of dentistry that deals with the management of the tissues surrounding and supporting the teeth, especially the gums.

Endodontics is the branch of dentistry concerning dental pulp and tissues surrounding the roots of a tooth. It includes variety of procedures including endodontic therapy, surgery, treating cracked teeth, and treating dental trauma. Its treatment for the infected pulp of a tooth which results in the elimination of infection and the protection of the decontaminated tooth from future microbial invasion.

  • Track 3-1Replacing Lost Teeth
  • Track 3-2Scaling and root planning
  • Track 3-3Oral & Maxillofacial Prosthodontics
  • Track 3-4Root Canal treatment
  • Track 3-5Dental Implants

The term oral cancer includes cancers of the mouth cancer and the pharynx. Several types of tissue make up the mouth and oropharynx. Each tissue consists of several types of cells. Cancer can develop from any of these cell types. It is important to know what kind of cancer and how it is treated. More than 9 out of 10 mouth and oropharyngeal cancers are squamous cell carcinoma. 

  • Track 4-1Surgical excision
  • Track 4-2Maxillectomy
  • Track 4-3Mandibulectomy
  • Track 4-4Glossectomy
  • Track 4-5Chemotherapy

Throat cancer refers to cancerous tumours that develop in your throat (pharynx), larynx or tonsils.  Cancer is a class of diseases in which abnormal cells multiply and divide uncontrollably in the body. These abnormal cells form malignant growths called tumors. Throat cancer refers to cancer of the voice box, the vocal cords, and other parts of the throat, such as the tonsils and the oropharynx. Throat cancer is often grouped into two categories: pharyngeal cancer, which forms in the pharynx and laryngeal cancer, which forms in the larynx.

  • Track 5-1Cancer of Voice box
  • Track 5-2Cancer of Vocal cords
  • Track 5-3Oropharynx Cancer
  • Track 5-4Pharyngeal Cancer
  • Track 5-5Laryngeal Cancer

Most cases of oral cancer are because of cigarette smoking, heavy alcohol use or the use of both tobacco and alcohol consumptions. Using tobacco plus alcohol poses a much greater risk than using either substance alone. HPV Infection with the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus has been linked to a subset of oral cancers.  Cancer of the lip can be caused by sun exposure. A low nutrient diet because of fewer intakes of fruits and vegetables may play a role in oral cancer development. Risk increases with age. Oral cancer most often occurs in people over the age of 40.

  • Track 6-1Tobacco & Alcohol Consumption
  • Track 6-2Human papilloma virus infection
  • Track 6-3Family history of cancer
  • Track 6-4Excessive sun exposure
  • Track 6-5Betel quid and qreca nut

The stage of oral cancer is one of the most important factors in evaluating treatment options. A stage 0 oral cancer tumor means the cancer is only growing in the epithelium which is the outermost layer of tissue in the oral cavity. A stage I oral cancer tumor means the primary tumor is 2 cm across or smaller and no cancer cells are present in nearby structures, lymph nodes or distant sites. A stage II oral tumor measures 2–4 cm across and no cancer cells are present in nearby structures, lymph nodes or distant sites. The oral tumor is larger than 4 cm across and no cancer cells are present in nearby structures, lymph nodes or distant sites is stage III. Stage IV is the tumor has invaded deeper areas and/or tissues. It may or may not have spread to lymph nodes and has not spread to distant sites. Recurrent or relapsed disease means that the cancer has returned after treatment. Recurrent disease does not have a TNM classification or a staging system number. TNM system is a commonly accepted method based on three key components Tumor, Node and Metastasis.

  • Track 7-1Stage I oral cancer
  • Track 7-2Stage II oral cancer
  • Track 7-3Stage III oral cancer
  • Track 7-4Stage IV oral cancer
  • Track 7-5Recurrent
  • Track 7-6TNM stages

The goal of oral cancer screening is to identify mouth cancer early, when there is a greater chance for a cure. The patient will undergo a thorough examination of the head and neck to look for lesions and abnormalities. A mirror exam and/or an indirect laryngoscopy will most likely be done to view areas that are not directly visible on examination. Tests are done to know whether it is a Cancer mimic or not. Salivary diagnostics are also done to test for Oral Cancer. PET scan is another diagnostic tool in which, a form of radioactive sugar is injected into the blood. Because cancer cells use glucose at a higher rate than normal cells, they will absorb more of the radioactive sugar and the radioactivity will to concentrate in the cancer.

  • Track 8-1Mirror Exam
  • Track 8-2Fiber optic Nasopharyngolaryngoscope Exam
  • Track 8-3Common cancer mimics
  • Track 8-4Salivary Diagnostics
  • Track 8-5Poitron emission tomography test

Depending on the stage of Oral Cancer the type of surgery is recommended. Tumor resection is an operation to remove the entire tumor. Some normal tissue surrounding the tumor is also removed to ensure that no cancer cells remain in the body. Mohs micrographic surgery is a tumor removed in very thin slices, with each slice examined under the microscope for the presence of cancer cells. Full or partial mandible (jawbone) resection when a tumor has grown into the jawbone, a mandibular resection or mandibulectomy, may be needed. Glossectomy is type of cancer surgery, which involves removal of the tongue, is used to treat cancers of the tongue. Maxillectomy is the operation removes all or part of the hard palate, the front of the roof of the mouth. Laryngectomy is the surgical oncology procedure involves removing the voice box along with the primary tumor. Neck dissection is the type of oral cancer surgery is used to remove lymph nodes in the neck if cancer has spread to this area.

  • Track 9-1Tumor resection
  • Track 9-2Mohs micrographic surgery
  • Track 9-3Full or partial mandible resection
  • Track 9-4Glossectomy
  • Track 9-5Maxillectomy
  • Track 9-6Laryngectomy
  • Track 9-7Neck dissection
  • Track 9-8Photochemical Internalisation

Radiation therapy may be the main treatment for oral cavity cancer or it can be used after surgery to destroy small areas of cancer that could not be removed. Chemotherapy is the use of drugs to destroy cancer cells usually by stopping the cancer cells’ ability to grow and divide. Immunotherapy also called biologic therapy is designed to boost the body’s natural defenses to fight cancer. Targeted therapy is a treatment that targets the cancer’s specific genes, proteins or the tissue environment that contributes to cancer growth and survival. Cancer and its treatment often cause side effects. In the process of cancer treatment, it is an important part to take care a person’s adverse effects caused by the anti-cancer therapy with suitable medication. This approach is called palliative or supportive care, and it includes supporting the patient with his or her physical, emotional and social needs. A remission is when cancer cannot be detected in the body and there are no symptoms. This may also be called “no evidence of disease”.

  • Track 10-1Radiation Therapy
  • Track 10-2Chemotherapy
  • Track 10-3Immunotherapy
  • Track 10-4Targeted Therapy
  • Track 10-5Getting care for symptoms and side effects
  • Track 10-6Remission and the chance of recurrence
  • Track 10-7Photodynamic Therapy

Complications of cancer treatment may vary with the degrees of severity, depending on the individual and the cancer treatment. Chemotherapy often impairs the function of bone marrow, suppressing the formation of white blood cells, red blood corpuscles and platelets. Some cancer treatments are described as stomatotoxic because they have lethal effects on the oral tissues. Infections like Viral, bacterial and fungal results from myelosuppression, xerostomia or damage to the mucosa from chemotherapy & radiotherapy.  There may be a risk of rampant dental decay throughout the life which may begin within 3 months of completing oral cancer treatment, is nothing but either the quality or quantity of saliva persists.   

  • Track 11-1Complications in Radio therapy
  • Track 11-2Complications in Chemo therapy
  • Track 11-3Side effects after surgery
  • Track 11-4Infection

It is a sort of action to stop cancer from occurrence or arising. Different ways to prevent cancer are changing lifestyle, eating habits, avoiding things known to cause cancer and Taking medication to treat a precancerous condition. Regular health check-ups can also prevent cancer. Even some times Family History or hereditary also plays an important role in preventing the cancer.

  • Track 12-1Lifestyle
  • Track 12-2Medication
  • Track 12-3Screening
  • Track 12-4Health History
  • Track 12-5Surgery to prevent cancer

Otorhinolaryngology (Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery) is the area of medicine that deals with disorders conditions of the ear, nose, and throat region, and related areas of the head and neck.

  • Track 13-1Throat disorders
  • Track 13-2Head and Neck Surgery
  • Track 13-3Laryngology

Oral Cavity Cancer is associated with high incidence of loco-regional recurrences, which account for the majority of treatment failures post-surgery and radiotherapy. The time-course of relapse manifestation and metastasis are unpredictable. Relapsed OCC represents a major clinical challenge in part due to their aggressive and invasive behaviors. Chemotherapy remains the only option for advanced OCC whenever salvage surgery or re-irradiation is not feasible, but its efficacy is limited as a result of the drug resistance development. Alternatives to use of different permutations of standard cytotoxic drugs or combinations with modulators of drug resistance have led to incremental therapeutic benefits.

  • Track 14-1Clinical pharmacology
  • Track 14-2Biochemical pharmacology
  • Track 14-3Radiation biology
  • Track 14-4Molecular carcinogenesis

This session is designed to share important information and latest advancements in Oral Cancer Treatment and the issues with Oral Oncology.

  • Track 15-1Quality Improvement
  • Track 15-2Clinical Outcomes
  • Track 15-3Patients and Public Involvement
  • Track 15-4Tips and tricks for oral oncologists meetings

Cosmetic Dentistry primarily focuses on improvement dental aesthetics in color, position, shape, size, alignment and overall smile appearance. It improves the appearance of a person's teeth, gums and smile. The treatments can be used to  straighten teeth, whitening, full mouth reconstruction and smile makeover. 

  • Track 16-1Tooth bleaching
  • Track 16-2Tooth reshaping
  • Track 16-3Laser whitening
  • Track 16-4Dental Implants
  • Track 16-5Bite Reclamation

Dental Nursing plays an important role in the organisation and management of the dental practice, assists the dentist in all aspects of patient treatment and plays a vital role in patient care. The main duties of a dental nurse include: infection prevention and control, chair-side assistance, preparation and maintenance of the dental surgery and patient care. You’ll need to reassure people and put them at calm, while supporting the team in all aspects of patient health or care.

  • Track 17-1Dental Sedation Nursing
  • Track 17-2Special care dental nursing
  • Track 17-3Orthodontic nursing
  • Track 17-4Oral Health Education

Dental Public Health is a non-clinical specialty of dentistry that deals with the prevention and promotion of oral health. It is involved in the assessment of key dental health needs and coming up with effective solutions to improve the dental health of populations rather than individuals. It looks beyond the role of a dental practitioner in treating dental disease, and seeks to reduce demand on health care systems by redirection of resources to priority areas.

  • Track 18-1Dental public health intelligence
  • Track 18-2Academic dental public health
  • Track 18-3Oral health surveillance
  • Track 18-4Oral health improvement

Dental sleep medicine is an area of dental practice that focuses on the use of oral appliance therapy to treat sleep-disordered breathing and craniofacial and physiological connection with sleep breathing disorders, including snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. Dentists work together with sleep physicians to identify the best treatment for each patient.

  • Track 19-1Oral appliance therapy
  • Track 19-2Snoring
  • Track 19-3Obstructive Sleep apnea

Geriatric Dentistry is the branch of dentistry dealing with older adults involving the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of problems associated with normal aging and age-related diseases as part of an interdisciplinary team with other health care professionals. Older people are particularly prone to root caries, attrition, periodontal disease, missing teeth because of earlier neglect, edentulism, poor quality of alveolar ridges, ill-fitting dentures, mucosal lesions, oral ulceration, dry mouth (xerostomia), oral cancers, and rampant caries. The untreated oral cavity has its deleterious effects on comfort, aesthetics, speech, mastication and, consequently, on quality of life in old age.

  • Track 20-1Periodontal disease
  • Track 20-2Tooth Wear
  • Track 20-3Sedation and Restraint for Dentistry
  • Track 20-4Dental Radiography

Orthodontics & Periodontics deals primarily with the diagnosis, prevention and correction of malpositioned teeth and the jaws. It corrects teeth and jaws that are positioned improperly. The benefits of orthodontic treatment include a healthier mouth, a more pleasing appearance, and teeth that are more likely to last a lifetime. It also includes cosmetic dentistry, when the patient's aim is to improve his appearance. Periodontics is the specialty of dentistry that studies supporting structures of teeth, as well as diseases and conditions that affect them. It focusing exclusively in the inflammatory disease that destroys the gums and other supporting structures around the teeth. These supporting tissues are known as the periodontium, which includes the gingiva, alveolar bone, cementum, and the periodontal ligament.

  • Track 21-1Straightening crooked teeth
  • Track 21-2Dentofacial Orthopedics
  • Track 21-3Scaling & Root Planing
  • Track 21-4Regenerative Procedures

Sedation dentistry is a medical procedure involving the administration of oral sedative drugs, generally to facilitate a dental procedure and reduce patients fear during a dental appointment. These agents which exert their action by depressing the central nervous system, specifically those areas concerned with conscious awareness. 

  • Track 22-1Inhaled minimal sedation
  • Track 22-2Oral sedation
  • Track 22-3Intravenous moderate sedation
  • Track 22-4Deep sedation

Dental Case reports is a detailed report of the symptoms, signs, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of an individual patient related to Oral cavity & maxillofacial area. It may contain a demographic profile of the patient, but usually describe an unusual or novel occurrence. Some case reports also contain a literature review of other reported cases. It is generally considered a type of anecdotal evidence.

  • Track 23-1Complete denture occlusion
  • Track 23-2Dental Diseases and Disorders
  • Track 23-3Preventive dentistry for children
  • Track 23-4Oral health and dental hygiene in adolescents

Patient's expectations of service have also increased. The more they invest in their oral health and dentistry the higher their expectations of service. Patients are more informed about the advances in dentistry with programs like "Extreme Makeover". More and more dentists also have external marketing programs including radio, television, websites etc. and patients realize they have choices. Dentists can now offer patients advanced choices like Laser dentistry, Esthetic dentistry, Digital dentistry and Implant dentistry. 

  • Track 24-1Current challenges in Dental Education
  • Track 24-2Organizations of oral health systems
  • Track 24-3Primary care and dental health education
  • Track 24-4Laser dentistry

Oral and maxillofacial surgery specializes in treating many diseases, injuries and defects in oral and maxillofacial region. It is often seen as the bridge between medicine and dentistry. It was recognized internationally. It require expertise from both backgrounds such as head and neck cancers, salivary gland diseases, facial disproportion, facial pain, temporomandibular joint disorders, impacted teeth, Pediatric craniofacial and cleft surgery, Antibiotic prophylaxis and early dental implant failure,  cysts and tumours of the jaws as well as numerous problems affecting the oral mucosa such as mouth ulcers and infections and also diagnosis and management of dento-facial deformities.

  • Track 25-1Diagnosis and management of dento-facial deformities
  • Track 25-2Maxillofacial regeneration
  • Track 25-3Cosmetic facial surgery
  • Track 25-4Microvascular reconstruction

Restorative Dentistry is the study, diagnosis and integrated management of diseases of the teeth and their supporting structures and the rehabilitation of the dentition to functional and aesthetic requirements of the individual. It encompasses the dental specialties of endodontics, periodontics and prosthodontics and its foundation is based upon how these interact in cases requiring multifaceted care.

  • Track 26-1Inlays, Onlays & Veneers
  • Track 26-2Porcelain Crowns & Fixed Bridges
  • Track 26-3Root Canal Therapy
  • Track 26-4Tooth-Colored Dental Fillings