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Education and Prevention – the (sometimes forgotten) Keys for Success
About this Seminar
In the rush to train and practice various techniques, procedures and technologies, we sometimes skip important steps in treatment planning and implementation. While trying to excel in our clinical skills, we now and again, leave out the preventive, educational part of the treatment plan and also the possibilities to maintain and improve by using the natural healing capacity of the body. Treating disease starts with and is based on prevention. This is true for both major diseases that we are mainly dealing with in the dental profession - caries and periodontal diseases.
Our profession is sometimes too busy dealing with improving our treatment results and too often abandons the preventive interventions that should be our main goal. Each and every patient should be engaged in a comprehensive and well-organized prevention program. Explaining the disease, its etiology, risk factors, and ways for intervention and prevention of all types to patients is our primary role, not filling teeth or placing implants immediately after extractions.
Success in dental treatment is the ability to bring patients to a stable condition in which they come for regular checkups with no need for further treatment. This is success, not just a perfect color match or a stable bone level around an implant. A patient who needs ongoing dental treatment, again and again for years, should be considered our failure.
In this lecture, different level of prevention will be discussed providing keys for enhancing long term success of dental treatments.
1. Understanding the different levels of prevention
2. Recognizing the main etiologic factors of oral diseases
3. Identifying the evidence behind prevention measures
4. Acquiring important keys for long term success of dental treatments
5. Discussing practical ways for prevention of dental diseases
6. Providing tools for enhanced prevention programs
About Dr. Liran Levin
Prof. Liran Levin is a professor of periodontology at the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta, Canada. He is also a visiting professor at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA.
Prof. Liran Levin was the Head of Research at the School of Dentistry, Rambam Health Care Campus, and Faculty of Medicine - Technion IIT Haifa, Israel.
Prof. Liran Levin received his DMD degree with distinction at Tel Aviv University and completed his Post Graduate Periodontology Program at the Department of Periodontology, Rambam Health Care Campus. He also received his Periodontology Specialist Certificate from the European Federation of Periodontology as well as a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada in Periodontology.
Prof. Liran Levin has published more than 280 articles and book chapters in the international professional literature and is involved in research mainly in periodontology, dental implants and dental trauma. His papers received more than 8,000 scientific citations. He has been lecturing extensively both nationally and internationally in the fields of dental implants and periodontal diseases.
Prof. Levin serves as an Associate Editor for the International Dental Journal, Scientific Associate Editor for the Quintessence International, Associate Editor for the Dental Traumatology and as an Editorial Board Member and a manuscript reviewer for some of the leading international professional Journals in the fields of periodontology, dental implants, dental trauma and general dentistry.
Prof. Levin has served as The Chairman of the Ethics in Dental Research Committee of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR). He is currently the President-elect of the International Association for Dental Traumatology (IADT) and was chairing the 2020 IADT dental trauma guidelines committee.
DAPEI, NSDA, and NBDA - will be hosting their own Business Meetings on Saturday, June 12th – NSDA will begin at 9:00am.
Members stay tuned for added information from your respective association.
In addition to the first ever Atlantic Virtual Dental Convention, we will also be holding our Annual General Meeting (AGM) virtually on Saturday, June 12, 2021 beginning at 8:30am Atlantic Time. Even if you have registered for the AVDC – you must register for our AGM separately.
Please register in advance for the AGM webinar here: https://cda-adc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_xGkuQysZTI-g1Kc8bSJmpA