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10th Edition of International Conference on
Dentistry and Oral Health

March 13-15, 2025 | Rome, Italy
Dental 2023

Bennete Fernandes

Bennete Fernandes, Speaker at Dentistry Conference
SEGi University, Malaysia
Title : Prevention of periodontal diseases: Shifting the focus


Oral diseases (caries and periodontal diseases, such as gingivitis and periodontitis) are now recognized as being both an epidemic and one of the most important public health problems in the world. Periodontal diseases are considered a worldwide public health problem, owing to their high prevalence in developed and developing countries. Periodontitis is a chronic non-communicable disease (NCD) that impacts oral health-related quality of life as it may lead to tooth loss and represents a major public health problem. The new S3 periodontal treatment guidelines have highlighted the importance of prevention and good maintenance prior to carrying out periodontal surgical procedures. Clinical studies well document that patients can prevent tooth decay and periodontal disease when engaged in good oral hygiene practices. However, the continued high global prevalence of these oral diseases, with accompanying significant public health burdens, demonstrates that tooth brushing alone for most people may be insufficient intervention to achieve and maintain good oral health. This presentation will focus on periodontal preventive strategies one in which a clinician can monitor his/her patient for optimal health.

Audience take away:

  • Importance of focusing on prevention of periodontal diseases.
  • Incorporation of Prevention tools in daily practice.
  • Courses that can be taken to master this philosophy
  • An important aspect to motivate patients prior to periodontal surgery


Dr. Bennete Fernandes studied Periodontology at the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS), Bengaluru, India, and completed his Masters in 2004. He has nearly 18 years of academic and clinical experience. He was awarded an honorary Ph.D. degree in 2021 by the International Internship University (IIU). He is a member of at least 50 different organizations worldwide. After 11 years of working in India with his final stint as a professor at Mangalore, India, he shifted to Malaysia and is currently attached to SEGi University for the past 6 years. He has published nearly 40 research articles in peer-reviewed and indexed journals.