MID symposium encourages dentists to put down their drills
Singapore: As part of the FDI World Dental Congress scientific programme, the GC-sponsored symposium on minimum intervention dentistry, dubbed MI on Monday, will take place on Saturday 5 September. Presenters of this day-long symposium include renowned researchers and clinicians: Dr Hien Ngo, Professor Ian Meyers, Dr David Manton, Dr Andrew Brostek and Professor Laurence Walsh.
Described as a philosophy of lifelong management of the oral environment and a comprehensive, personalised approach to the diagnosis and management of oral diseases, MI dentistry is fast becoming recognised as a sustainable and ethical way to treat patients. Although many dentists are interested in MI as a concept, few know how to change their daily practice to adopt these principles. The symposium is aimed at showing dentists how to take the first steps to implement MI successfully.
Attendees will be given an update on the latest in caries understanding and management of the disease and will learn about all the MI products available and how to maximize their utility for diagnosis, monitoring treatment success and as a communication tool. Dentists will also be shown how to expand services to patients amid challenging economic times by offering new MI clinical treatment and can hear from those who have successfully implemented MI in their practice; how they overcame obstacles and benefits gained by practicing MI.
Presentation topics include: MI redefined, the MI journey, successfully implement MI into general dental practice; the nuts and bolts approach, early caries; you have to see it to save it and MI approach made simple.
This symposium is geared to dentists who want to improve the oral health of their patients and get better treatment outcomes, to confidently assure their patients that their restorations will last longer and build better relationships with their patients.