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8th Edition of International Conference on
Dentistry and Oral Health

March 25-27, 2024 | Singapore
Dental 2023

David Gillam

David Gillam, Speaker at CE Accredited Dental Conferences
Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom
Title : The dynamic change in philosophy in the formation of the Dental biofilm and the rationale of debridement: An overview

Abstract:

The rationale for the treatment and management of the periodontal disease has varied over the last three to four decades and as such, the clinician should be aware of these changes to manage the condition effectively. For example, the recognition that the modification and/or removal of the dental biofilm on the tooth surface is key to reducing the impact of the oral microflora on both the hard and soft tissues of the mouth rather than concentrating on the concept of calculus removal and planned removal of so-called ‘diseased’ cementum of the root to achieve success. The understanding of the role of oral flora has also changed particularly with the emergence of the key pathogen hypothesis and how this concept has impacted how the condition is managed. The improvement in instrumentation and surgical techniques together with the adjunctive use of antimicrobials in both non-surgical and surgical procedures has also impacted our treatment philosophy. The aim of this presentation, therefore, is to provide an overview of the dynamic changes in philosophy in the treatment and management of the periodontal disease.

Audience Takes Away:

  • To provide an overview of the dynamic shift in the understanding and management of the periodontal disease.
  • To recognize that the role of oral flora has changed, particularly with the emergence of the key pathogen hypothesis.
  • To assess how these changes have impacted on our treatment of periodontal disease in daily practice.

Biography:

David Gillam graduated from Edinburgh Dental School in 1977 and has been involved in Dentistry over the last 40 years. He has worked in both clinical practice and in University Dental Hospitals as well as in Industry (1998-2001) initially with SmithKline Beecham and subsequently with Block Drug Company. From 2003 to 2008, he worked with a Clinical Research Organization and currently, he is a Senior Clinical Lecturer in Periodontology at Bart's and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry QMUL in London (2009-). His main interests are in the area of the Management of Dentine Hypersensitivity and he has published over 85 papers on a number of dental topics as well as contributed to several book chapters.

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