PRE-CONGRESS SEMINARS

Rare Disorders

Depending how you define it, there are between 5000 to 8000 different known rare diagnoses and WHO estimates 400 million people worldwide to be affected. This means that although each single rare condition is rare, rare diagnoses are common in the population and among every dentist’s patients. The dentist may be the professional first in line to pick up the signs and symptoms from the orofacial complex and this session will encourage the attending delegate to pay attention to patterns of orofacial symptoms potentially part of a rare diagnosis.

The pre-congress seminar also aims to share information about rare diagnoses of special interest and importance to dental professionals, enabling proper actions and care management. Rare disease databases will be introduced. Different aspects on rare disorders in dentistry will also include dental treatment planning, shared decision making, information strategies, networking and inter-professional collaboration.

Speakers

Hilde Nordgarden

Paediatric Dentist, Phd, Head of Department

National Oral Disability Centre for Rare Disorders
Institute for Postgraduate Dental Education in Jönköping
Sweden

Johanna Norderyd

Specialist in Paediatric Dentistry

National Oral Disability Centre for Rare Disorders
Institute for Postgraduate Dental Education in Jönköping
Sweden

Pernilla Hilmberg

Specialist in Oral Prosthodontics

National Oral Disability Centre for Rare Disorders
Institute for Postgraduate Dental Education in Jönköping
Sweden

Medical Problems in Dentistry

The numbers of medically complex patients presenting to dental teams is increasing and can cause fear and uncertainty for attending clinicians as advice changes and new guidance is introduced. This pre-congress seminar will present an update in areas such as cardiac disease, management of common and significant inherited conditions, management of dental problems for children and young adults with haematological malignancies and medication related risks to oral health.

This session will also provide the delegate with the valuable opportunity to submit their own questions related to any aspects of hospital and medically complex dentistry and present them to the eminent international panel for discussion.

9:00Welcome and introductions to the expert panel
9:10New insights into the prophylaxis of endocarditis
Dr Jacobo Limeres-Posse
University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
9:40Haemoglobinopathies, thalassaemias and enzymopathies
Dr Mohammed Jaber
College of Medicine, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
10:10Managing risk in patients with congenital bleeding disorders
Alison Dougall
Dublin Dental Hospital, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
10:40Break
11:00Haematological Malignancies in Children and Young Adults
Zikra Alkhayal
King Faisal Specialist Hospital, Rhiadh, Saudi Arabia
11:30Medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw – an update
Prof. Pedro Diz-Dios
University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
12:00Ask the experts – interactive session
Open questions from the floor regarding any aspect of dentistry for medically complex patients for discussion with the panel
12:30Finish

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