FDI 2016 Poznań, Poland

Women Dentists Worldwide Forum

Thursday, 8th September, Pavilion 15 - level 1- Hall 1.C

A - Business Programme

9.00 – 10.15 Welcome/Opening of the Session
General Assembly of the FDI Women dentists worldwide section

9.15 – 9.30  Report about activities - Vesna Barac Furtinger

9.30 – 10.00 Regional presentations
Speakers: Kathy Roth, Nanae Kuraji, Soukiye DiaTine, Kyoung-Sun Kim
Work plan for the next period

10.00 – 10.15 Women dentists in Kyoto (Dr Makiko Iwasaki, Japan)

10.15 – 10.35 Dentista e.V. Association (MSc. Juliane von Hoyningen-Huene, Germany)

10.35 – 10.55 Welcome to Poland (Prof. Honorata Shaw, Poland)


B - Scientific Programme

11.00 – 13.00 Women's leadership in global health

1. Global Health Through Oral Health: Issues & Challenges (Dr Lois Cohen)

  • To understand global health problems as these intersect with oral health/diseases
  • To focus on roles for the oral health workforce in the context of these problems.
  • To consider gender concerns in relationship to the global health issues and potential solutions.

Differential definitions of global health will be presented with their similarities and differences regarding target populations, the services needed, underlying assumptions regarding social equity, scope of skills needed to address the extant problems, mix of interventions and health care delivery models. Contextual settings in which infectious diseases and the non-communicable diseases interact and the infrastructure that varies across the globe present unique opportunities for new workforce strategies to deal with prevention, diagnosis and care. How gender plays a role in health and disease in many cultural settings is also becoming important for development assistance programs as they continue to grasp how people live, work and relate to each other at all levels. Delivering services, hoping to help, in multidisciplinary collaborative teams presents a challenge for oral health professionals but one in which women’s leadership is uniquely suited.

2. Women Leading Change (Dr Jeanne Craig Sinkford)

  • To learn global strategies from four International Women’s Leadership Conferences: France, Sweden, Canada, and Brazil.
  • To identify critical factors in leadership training for the advancement of women.
  • To understand an emerging paradigm for women’s health across a lifespan that includes interprofessional education and team-based care.

Gender in the leadership pipeline is an imperative for global health. The value of gender focused leadership training will be presented using a diagnostic prescriptive model for mid-level career development. Mentoring, career laddering, and interventions will be discussed. The concept of a new paradigm for women’s health will be presented for its potential use in curriculum changes and interprofessional education.

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 15.00 Best speaker award
How to minimize anesthesia to the patients: mini- invasive surgery (Dr Maria Gabriella Grusovin)

To learn the up-to-date mini invasive surgical approach in periodontology and implantology.

Nowadays many alternatives for surgery are proposed and both patients and clinicians are looking for the most predictable, simplest and less painful treatment option, which could lessen the use of anesthesia. The presentation will focus on the different aspects of surgical clinical choices such as flapless surgery as opposed to flap elevation, short implants as an alternative to bone augmentation, post extractive implants versus delayed one, describing advantages and complications  both from a clinical and a scientific point of view. Clinical use of anesthesia technique will be described.


15.00 – 17.30 Anesthesia and sedation in the dental office

1. Pain management in dental practice (Prof. Monika Daubländer)

2. What if something goes wrong? (Dr Zeljka Martinovic)

  • Fobic patients - Quality of life
  • The frequency of the emergencies in dental office
  • Patient selection - how to identify risk patient
  • Protocols and procedures in specific situations

Sedation can be method of choice for the treatment of phobic patients and for the long lasting dental procedures. Good selection of patient is very important as well as good knowledge of the procedures  and pharmacology of sedative agents. Emergencies in dental offices are more often than expected. Dental office team must be prepared to recognize and trained to deal with this. The ideal sedative agent would be the one with rapid onset, easy titration, high clearance and good safety profile. The development of new modes of administration would improve the quality of sedation.

3. Sedation in dental office: pro et contra (Dr Daniela Bandić Pavlović)

  • Different types of sedation
  • The right type of sedation for the right patient
  • Minimizing the exposure of the dental office team

Different types of sedation enable dentist to resolve all fobic patients. Whether we use inhalation, intravenous or oral sedation depends on patients characteristics (comorbidities) and preference of the anesthesiologist. Comparison of different technique, pro and contra effects explains how to choose the right type of sedation for the right patient. Last but not least, we will disscuss exposure of dental office team to inhalation sedative (nitrous oxide).