Tooth decay, gingivitis and molar incisor hypomineralisation are three of the main reasons our little ones pay visits to the paediatric dentist. Tooth decay in children up to 12 years is one of the most prevalent non-transmissible infectious diseases and is a public health problem affecting more than 40% of children.
This past June, Aula DENTAID, the company’s training area, closed the month having delivered 20-some training sessions entitled “An Update in Paediatric Dentistry: How to prevent oral disease from childhood through adolescence”, with participation by over 1,500 professionals from cities all across Spain.
These courses focused on discovering the characteristics of the oral cavity throughout the different stages of a child’s growth and the dental care potentially needed during each of these stages. Some fundamental differences existing with regard to a child patient’s dental treatment compared to that of an adult patient were also explained, with a special emphasis on managing a child’s behaviour in the dental office.
Dr Xavier Calvo, DDS, Periodontist and Medical Advisor at DENTAID points out that “ineffective care of baby teeth leads to sequelae in permanent teeth, as these may erupt with caries and be affected by a greater risk of gingivitis in surrounding tissues due to tooth malposition, ultimately causing unnecessary pain and discomfort for children”.
Recommendations for children’s oral hygiene
Children’s oral hygiene must begin from the birth, by first cleaning the gums and then the teeth as soon as they first emerge, with specific products. The first check-up with a paediatric dentist is advised before a baby’s first birthday, and it is recommended to visit this specialist once a year, or more often, if needed.
More information on the VITIS children’s product range here: https://www.dentaid.com/en/vitis
29 years after the initiation of this Periodontics research training project, the 16th Course on Research Methodology in Periodontics and Osseointegration was held in Oviedo, Spain. This time, the main focus of the encounter was to review the role of bacteria in periodontal disease.
Professors and students from the top dental colleges of Spain met at the University of Oviedo for a brush-up on oral microbiology.
This course is held every two years and has become a leading event in the field of research thanks to the collaboration between the Universidad de Oviedo and SEPA and to DENTAID’s unwavering support right from the start.
More than 500 dentists participated in the most recent Aula DENTAID course held in the cities of Cusco and Lima (Peru).
Entitled Technological Advances in Periodontal Healthcare, these training sessions focused on discussing the latest advances related to oral hygiene and maintenance of periodontal and peri-implant health, covering from the most scientific aspects to the clinical implications for practitioners and patients. The courses were given by doctors Alberto Massoli, Rubén León, Xavier Calvo and Andrés Pascual.
The dentists attending gave a very high rating to this activity for its high scientific level and for providing quality training in the field of Periodontal Healthcare.
The Spanish Society of Periodontology and Osseointegration (SEPA) and DENTAID recently renewed its deep-rooted Continuing Education Agreement. This partnership allows for training and updating dentists and dental hygienists year after year on periodontology-related topics, dental implants, oral hygiene as well as dental coaching and managing a dental practice.
The training sessions, which are usually in person, are held in different Spanish cities throughout the year. This training plan aims to improve the care and service dental professionals offer their patients, by improving their knowledge and enhancing their skills in dentistry.
The recent signing of this agreement reaffirms the common interest of both entities to continue backing quality training for all dentistry professionals.