Chairman: Nicola Valente (University of Cagliari)
The course will focus on Obstructive Apnea Syndrome (OSAS). The concepts relating to the physiology of sleep will be introduced first. The most common signs and symptoms of sleep breathing disorders will be illustrated, such as snoring and bruxism and the sentinel role of the dentist and dental hygienist. The indications and methods of use of mandibular advancement devices (MAD) and finally the periodontal implications of OSAS will be explained.
Implants affected by peri implantitis are more and more frequent in our studies. It is essential to be able to diagnose and know the various treatment methods. The purpose is to remove the infection but also to allow adequate maintenance of the health conditions around the implant and adequate aesthetics. Nowadays we have several less invasive methods available, such as the use of powders and additional means, of flaps borrowed from periodontal surgery. The report will discuss the different therapeutic approaches from non-surgical to surgery, with particular attention to the role of the hygienist and the importance of synergistic work with the dentist,