On Friday,June 9th, the program of the 12th International Congress of the Italian Dental Association will be enriched by the special Laser Session in the morning (accredited with 8 ADA CERP CE credits) and the joint session of the Italian Dental Association and the Italian Association of Gnathology and Facial Pain (AIGeDO) held in the afternoon.
Those interested in the all-round use of the laser in daily practice can broaden their knowledge beginning on Friday morning at 9:00am with Giovanni Olivi, president of the International Academy of Innovative Dentistry (IAID) and scientific coordinator of the 2nd level Master Course in “Laser Dentistry” at the ‘Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Rome, Italy. Olivi will present a lecture on “truths and lies” where he highlights the real advantages that different laser wavelengths can bring in daily practice.
The session continues with Angie Papas, from Australia, advanced instructor for the Laser Aesthetic & Health Academy (LA&HA) in Slovenia and founder of Dentistry by Women, a platform for women in dentistry that deals with the laser therapy of snoring. She discusses how Er:Yag, Nd:Yag and diodes produce a photothermal effect in the tissues of the oral mucosa leading to an improvement in the volume of the upper airways.
After the break, Claudia Cotca – professor at Victor Babes School in Timisoara, Romania and expert advisor to the American Dental Association Standards Committee on Dental Products (ADA-SCDP) talks about “Lasers and wavelengths”, explaining how lasers are selected based on the types of procedures to be performed.
Kinga Grzech Lesniak, lecturer at Wroclaw Medical University in Poland and President of the Polish Society of Laser Dentistry, closes the session speaking on the effectiveness of laser therapy as an adjunct to conventional treatment for the decontamination of periodontal tissue and the cementum on root surfaces. During the session, it will be possible to participate in a hands-on session depending on the contribution of laser manufacturing companies.
Friday afternoon, the AIO will host a first-time joint session with the Italian Association of Gnathology and Facial Pain (AIGeDO)which will be dedicated to advancement devices for use in temporo-mandibular disorders, bruxism and sleep apnea. These devices have been used for years to intercept and resolve reducible disc displacements, clenching and/or bruxism, muscle tension with or without oro-facial pain. In recent years they have also been used to intercept and reduce obstructive sleep apnea. During the session different devices in the international literature such as the MORA by Gelb, the FARRAR by MCartty, the DITRA and the lingual ring RIPARA will be discussed. The session will explore the proposal of MAD’s wide use providing a basic knowledge of its technical, functional and therapeutic functions. The course will be presided by Alessandro Rampello, creator of the RIPARA device along with the president-elect of the AIGeDO, Enrico Massarotti, dental technician and technical consultant for the Civil Court of Rome and Gianfranco Albergo, former secretary of the WHO Collaboration Center in Rome, board member of the AIGeDO and author of 98 national and international scientific papers.