Day 1 :
Canadore College, Canada
Keynote: Unhealthy mouth = Unhealthy body
Time : 10:00-10:45
Carol Wells graduated from Canadore College, North Bay, Ontario Canada in 1977 with a degree in Dental Hygiene. Graduated with Honors from Expanded Duties Program Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 1991. Carol worked in private practice from 1977 till 2007. During her career as a clinical dental hygienist she specialized in a Preventive Dental Hygiene Practice as a Periodontal Co-Therapist. Carol’s expertize was in Oral Systemic Link with the use Phase Contrast Microscope.
How many people do we see, on a daily basis, in the dental office with gums like this? The gums may appear to look healthy but as soon as you touch the gums they start to bleed.
Does this look healthy?
If any other part of your body bled like this when you touched it would you put a bandage on it and then see your Doctor 3 months later? Of course not. When did this become an acceptable form of treatment for our patients? Yet we do it every day to the majority of our patients. The patient arrives to see the Registered Dental Hygienist, R.D.H. During the evaluation of oral cavity the gums start bleeding. Discussions arise about the bleeding gums. Talks about home care tools, regime and maybe changes to their diet. Then the R.D.H. will proceed to clean the patient’s teeth for them. Another discussion, “When should the next appointment should be”? “Well now because of the condition of your mouth today, your bleeding gums, you should return in 3 months instead of your regular 6 month appointment. “Is that not putting on a bandage on the bleeding gum problem? Why are we waiting 3 months to see what changes have occurred?
University of Toronto, Canada
Keynote: Success is all about relationships
Time : 11:00-12:00
Larry Stanleigh does not know how to sit still. He’s a GP Dentist, Orofacial Pain-TMJ Consultant, runs Agility Guard, a Sports Performance Mouthguard company, is a Keynote speaker, Award winning writer/blogger, Executive Producer of the USNA: United State of North America graphic novel project, lead sponsor of the Stanleigh Cup, for the Loose Moose Theater Company’s Annual High School Theater Sports championship, and more. He gets his greatest inspiration from 3 amazing women, his wife Tina and his daughters Isabel and Samara. He gets his greatest perspiration from worrying about everybody else. He likes to blow the Shofar and like an occasional table, Larry is also an occasional MC.
Using 30 years of small business and clinical dentistry experience, Larry Stanleigh will use storytelling, humor and real life examples to discuss how success is all about relationships.
In the next hour we will define what success is ,note that how we respond, especially to stress, is defined by our child and teen experiences, learn how it is not what you say but how you say it that you must know what to say, and not just say what you know, customize what you say and how you say it by knowing who you are talking to (Insights into Communication). Knowing who you are talking to allows you to develop a relationship with them and that relationship will lead to your success...Because Success is All about Relationships. Woven into this Keynote talk is a second set of stories to illustrate how the people in our lives are a gift. The program will end with a one page downloadable handout that will help you retain and apply the principles taught in the keynote lecture.
Veiga de Almeida University, Brazil
Keynote: Morphologic/Morphometrics alteraions heads jaw mice's after decrease of occlusion dimension
Time : 12:00-12:45
Dentist-certified specialist in Orthodontics and Functional Orthopedics of Jaws, aimed at the care of patients with bad occlusions and bad formations of the cranio-maxillofacial complex. He has a Masters in Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics. Also interested in academic work and coordination of specialization courses and disciplines in undergraduate courses in the health area. It also has an interest in public health and health management.
Objective: The main objective of the study is to verify the Pathological Decrease of the Vertical Dimension of Occlusion in Adult Rodents and also to check if morphologic alterations and/or morphometrics in their heads of the jaw if they would prevail.
Method: Twenty-four mice were divided in 3 experimental groups and of each group they were separate three animals that served as control. Wear and tear occlusals and incisals were proceeded until that if it reproduced a significant decrease of the vertical dimension of occlusion. The animals were sacrificed with their heads of the jaw, measured and analyzed morphometric and histologically, at the following intervals: 07 days for the 1st group, 14 days for the 2nd group and 28 days for the 3rd group.
Result: The analysis through stereoscopic magnifying glass have demonstrated that there were significant alterations and size in the heads of the jaws studied in comparison to control group and the area with more alterations suffered during the whole experimental period was the central area.
The histological sheets showed great areas of bone reabsorption in images of degeneration of the head of the jaw in the 07 days experimental group, however we identified areas of bone neoformation starting from the 14 days experimental group, with strong presence of trabeculated bone in the 28 days experimental group.
Conclusion: There is a pathological decrease of the vertical dimension of occlusion in mice provoked morphologic and morphometrics modifications in the studied areas of the heads of the jaw. However after an initial period the happened adaptation if it completes with a remodelation process that, it takes to the re-establishment of the masticatory functions.
Comments to Organizers:
Our objective was to verify the Pathological Decrease of the Vertical Dimension of Occlusion in Adult Rodents is capable to produce morphologic alterations and/or morphometrics in their heads of the jaw and in case they happen in that area would prevail.