2014 IDEM FDI lecture on Multidisciplinary Approach Periodontal Therapy

26 February 2014

FDI President Dr Tin Chun Wong will chair the FDI lecture, scheduled for day 3 (6 April) of the IDEM Singapore 2014. The lecture, ‘Multidisciplinary Approach Periodontal Therapy’, will be delivered by Dr David W. Parquette, Professor and Associate Dean for Education at Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine, State University of New York, United States).

An associate editor with the Journal of Periodontology, Dr. Paquette’s major research interests include clinical trials, novel interventions for periodontal disease, and the interplay between periodontal disease and systemic conditions, in particular cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity.

A major event in Asia
IDEM Singapore, jointly organized by Koelnmesse and the Singapore Dental Association and held in cooperation with FDI, is a "must-attend" for dental practitioners and professionals in the Asia-Pacific looking for the latest cutting edge technology and innovations in dental solutions and services. This year, it is held from 4 to 6 April.

FDI will also be present at IDEM Singapore 2014 meet with its partners in the region and to welcome visitors to its exhibition booth, answer questions on the 2014 FDI Annual World Dental Congress.

Information and registration at: http://www.idem-singapore.com/

Antimicrobial resistance
The 2014 scientific conference will also feature expert presentations on infection management and alternatives to antibiotics. Dr John Molinari, a microbiologist and founding member of the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP), will be presenting a lecture entitled, Infection Control – Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.

Prof Ken Hargreaves, Professor and Chair of Endodontics at Georgtown University (among other titles), will also be addressing AMR-related issues. Citing alarming statistics on antibiotic resistant bacteria from the United States, he argues for a re-evaluation of the use of antibiotics in odontogenic infections.

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