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You asked for it you got it! Digital radiography is the IN thing now in diagnosis and treatment planning. No more developing. Quick, easy viewing with no waiting time!

No less then the Philippines' best - Dr. Lucia Valderrama will be tasked to teach us "The Advances in Digital Radiography: A Powerful Tool in Diagnosis and Treatment Planning for Impacted Teeth." Mesiodens? Supernumeraries? Traction or Extraction?

Dr. V has it all for you. Don't be late. This must-see lecture starts promptly at 8am to kick-off the scientific session.

Speakers and Topics

Laureate Professor Eric Reynolds AO FICD FTSE FRACDS | APO-PPDSI Riding in Tandem
Laureate Professor Eric Reynolds, AO FICD FTSE FRACDS

Laureate Professor Eric Reynolds AO is Chief Executive Officer and Research Director of the Oral Health Co-operative Research Centre at the Melbourne Dental School, The University of Melbourne. Eric is a leading figure in oral health science, both in Australia and internationally, with more than 30 years’ experience in oral health research. For 16 years until 2015, Eric was Head of the Melbourne Dental School and Associate Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne. Eric has published 327 scientific papers and his H-index is 67 with current citations 15,342. He has published in high impact journals [e.g. Nature Micro] as well as in dental journals [e.g. J Dent Res]; and has attracted substantial funding for oral health research from the Australian government to establish the largest Centre for Oral Health Research in Australia and New Zealand. Eric has represented dentistry on the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council for over 20 years and has provided advice on the safety and efficacy of water fluoridation. He has lectured extensively and has chaired and participated in a wide range of professional committees and panels. He was appointed a Laureate Professor at The University of Melbourne in 2011, a distinction reserved for only a few professorial academics. In 2005, he was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia for his service to dentistry. He received the Clunies Ross National Science and Technology award in 2002 and the Victoria Prize for Science in 2005. In 2011 he was awarded the Distinguished Scientist Award by the International Association for Dental Research, and in 2015 the Leach Medal for research excellence and the Global Health Impact Award from the University of Melbourne. In 2016 he received the Award of Merit from the Australian Dental Association.

Prevention of Plaque Dysbiosis and White Spot Lesions Around Orthodontic Brackets (1st Lecture)

Fixed orthodontic treatment can make effective oral hygiene difficult leading to the build-up of plaque around brackets. Frequent exposure of that plaque to dietary fermentable carbohydrates leads to a dysbiotic plaque where cariogenic species emerge and commensal beneficial species decline. This dysbiosis results in an acidic plaque which causes demineralisation of the enamel around the bracket resulting in white spot lesion (WSL) formation. The formation of WSLs around brackets can occur as early as four weeks into treatment and prevalence has been reported as high as 96% of patients. High concentrations of fluoride are sometimes recommended to prevent WSL formation but high F levels can seal the surface of the WSL leading to a poorly arrested white spot which can cause a poor aesthetic outcome and patient dissatisfaction. High levels of F are calcium limited resulting in only surface level remineralisation, particularly on the labial surfaces of upper anterior teeth. However, a new technology of a saliva biomimetic which delivers bioavailable calcium, phosphate and fluoride ions in the correct stoichiometric ratio allows deep remineralisation and reversal of WSLs to translucency. This technology is called casein phosphopeptide-amorphous calcium fluoride phosphate (CPP-ACFP). Recent clinical trials have shown that WSLs around orthodontic brackets can be completely prevented by using a combination of dental varnish and dental crème containing CPP-ACFP. This lecture will present the scientific evidence for CPP-ACFP in remineralisation of WSLs and the prevention of dental caries. It will also include the evidence for the role of CPP-ACFP in the promotion of prebiosis, the return of commensal bacteria in plaque, to restore homeostasis and oral health during orthodontic therapy.

Scientific Evidence for the Non-Invasive Approach to Managing Oral Disease (2nd Lecture)

A core role of health professionals is to provide patient specific non-invasive strategies to help patients manage oral disease. Deciding on a disease appropriate, evidence based strategy which will achieve a level of patient compliance can be challenging for any practitioner. This 90 minute lecture presentation will cover:

Where are we now? Our current understanding of...

  • Fluoride - how it works and appropriate delivery
  • The role of saliva
  • Calcium phosphate technologies
  • Oral biofilms, good and bad
  • Biofilm modification strategies

Patient specific strategies for non-invasive management of disease...

  • The caries active patient
  • The xerostomic patient
  • The erosion patient
  • The perio patient
  • The patient with white spots
  • The orthodontic patient

Where are we heading? Future directions and emerging non-invasive strategies...

Lucia Sarmiento Valderrama
Lucia Sarmiento Valderrama, D.D.M.
  • Author, Clinical Application of PVP-I 1% oral antiseptic and PVP-I 10% skin solution for the Management of Odontogenic and Deep Fascial Space Infection Dermatology Vol. 212 S1:112-114
    Mundipharma, Switzerland, 2006
  • Co-Author, Eruption of a Mandibular Molar Associated with an Erupted Complex Odontoma Vol. 32 No. 5,
    The Journal of Academy of General Dentistry, 2004
  • Chairman, Department of Dentistry, University of the Philippines,
    Philippine General Hospital Medical Center, 1998-2003
  • Clinical Research Training Program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Texas,
    Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas Parkland Memorial Hospital, USA, 1998
  • Dental Externship Training Program, University of the Philippines,
    Philippine General Hospital Medical Center, 1984
  • Doctor of Medical Dentistry, College of Dentistry, University of the Philippines, Manila
Digital Radiography as a Powerful Diagnostic Tool in the Surgical Removal of Impacted Teeth

The removal of impacted teeth greatly on the diagnostic tools presented, clinical and physical examination and if associated with malformation like tumors and cysts, laboratory results and hispathologic review are most reliable. With the advancement of science and its uprising technology, digital radiography and CBCT scans play a significant role in the ablation of impacted teeth, treatment of diseases, tumors and malformation. It is a form of x-ray imaging where sensors are used instead of traditional film. Its advantage includes time efficiency by surpassing chemical processing and the ability to digitally transfer and enhance exhibits or images. With each of the clinical case that will be presented let me endure and share how digital radiography has taught practitioners to critically analyze the images and its effect on how to arrive a proper diagnosis and apply an appropriate treatment plan.

Ian Ermita, D.D.M. - Riding in Tandem
Ian Ermita, D.D.M.

Dr. Christian Ermita graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Dentistry in 1994. He placed 10th in the National Dental Board Examinations in the same year. He then underwent training in Oral Surgery at the UP-Philippine General Hospital in 1995. In the following year Dr. Ermita received a scholarship from the Oral Implantology Center of the Philippines Inc. (OICP). He received his training in Oral Implantology at the Furusawa Implant Research Institute (FIRI) in Sendai, Japan in 1996. Dr. Ermita was granted another scholarship from the National Academy of German Periodontists (NAGP) in 2004 to the International Summerschool in Clinical Periodontology & Implantology at the prestigious University of Heidelberg in Germany. In 2007 he was sent to the Institut Straumann in Basel, Switzerland to attend a comprehensive course on the Straumann Dental Implant System in preparation for its introduction in the Philippines. The following year 2008, upon receipt of another scholarship grant, he attended a summer school program at the Universitat de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain where he started to work on his doctorate in Clinical and Laboratory techniques in Dentistry. He has continued to enrich his education and training in Implant dentistry by attending various seminars and professional development programs here and abroad. He was part of the first batch to attend the ITI Education Week under Professor Niklaus P. Lang at the Prince Philip Dental Hospital , University of Hong Kong in 2009. Dr. Ermita has been a member of the academe since 1999. He was a member of the faculty of the Emilio Aguinaldo College (EAC) College of Dentistry were he taught Oral Physiology, Oral Surgery and Pathology. At present he is a member of the faculty in the UP College of Dentistry, where he gives lectures in Oral Pathology, Oral Surgery, Clinical Periodontics and Oral Radiography & Radiology.

In 2012, he became a fellow of the Academy of Dentistry International (ADI) the international honor society for dentists dedicated to sharing knowledge in order to serve the dental-health needs and to improve the quality of life of people throughout the world. He is also a member and of the International Team for Implantology (ITI), a worldwide organization of academicians and clinicians with the objective of promoting education and research in the field of oral implantology and regenerative techniques. He currently serve as the director of the ITI – Philippines study club.

Dr. Ermita is also very active in volunteer dentistry serving as Faculty adviser of the UP Dental Heath Brigade, a student volunteer service organization that conducts dental missions in underserved communities around the country. He currently serves as a board member UP Dental Alumni Association (UPDAA) and chair of the Committee on Public Good that organizes a variety of activities that promote oral health as well as provide free dental care.

Navigating Through CBCT Images: A CBCT Imaging Software Workshop

The advent of CBCT (Cone Beam Computed Tomography) imaging technology has greatly enhanced our diagnostic capabilities in dentistry. State of the art CBCT machines provide high resolution digital images of the oro-maxillofacial region with much lower radiation exposure compared to conventional medical CT scans. Powerful interactive imaging software have been developed to facilitate the manipulation of these CBCT images using a laptop computer according to one's specific needs. This software allows for accurate and fast diagnosis through 3D visualization, 2D analysis and various MPR functions to manipulate CT images in DICOM format.

In this workshop we will be showing the participants how to use the Ez3Dplus software in navigating CT images efficiently in order to aid in diagnosis and treatment planning.

CBCT Workshop Requirements:

  1. PC laptop with at least 4GB RAM (if you're using a Mac, you can use a Windows emulator to run the software)
  2. Windows OS (software only runs on Windows)
  3. Optical mouse
Ethel Lingat-Escultura
Ethel Lingat-Escultura, D.D.M., M.S. Ortho
  • Senior Lecturer 2, Clinical Instructor, Post-Graduate Program in Orthodontics,
    University of the Philippines Manila, 2011-Present
  • Associate Professor 2 in Orthodontics, School of Dentistry,
    Emilio Aguinaldo College, Philippines, 2007-2011
  • Co-Author with Dr. Daniel Rollet, Functional Education: On the Road to Normal Functional Occlusion A Guide to Treatment for Dentists, 2017
  • Author, The Effect of an Inhaled Glucocorticoid on the Degree and Rate of Orthodontic Tooth Movement and Relapse in Mice
    The Philippine Journal of Orthodontics Vol. 7 No. 1, 2008
  • Author, Use of Rapid Maxillary Expansion to Correct Class II Tendency Malocclusion in the Mixed Dentition
    The Philippine Journal of Orthodontics Vol. 5 No. 1, 2006
  • Affiliate Member, Association of Philippine Orthodontists
  • Master of Science in Dentistry (Orthodontics), University of the Philippines Manila, 2008
  • Doctor of Dental Medicine, College of Dentistry, University of the Philippines, Manila, 2002
Setting the Right Goals in Early Orthodontic Treatment

Early Orthodontic treatment is as important as any other dental treatment. More so since the patient is a growing patient. Understanding both the goals of the treatment and the goals of the orthodontic appliance or procedure is necessary to achieve a proper match of treatment and effects. Early Orthodontic Treatment sets the stage for further dentofacial growth and development. For this reason dental practitioners of different fields, must have the awareness and work together to give the best treatment effects especially to the young patient.