Orthodontic Symposia

The program features lectures which analyze the composition of aerosol as well as its variation with grinding parameters (wet/dry, high and low speed rotary instruments) from both scientific and clinical perspectives.

  • The first section includes an introductory section on aerosol generation during grindings the particulate size and status as well as fundamentals on composite resin composition and structure.
  • The subsequent section on effects of aerosol on the respiratory system and pulmonary implications, the microbiological considerations of the airborne bacteria, and xeno-estrogenic action owing to the presence of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) in the aerosol are analyzed and guidelines are formed to limit their extent during general dental practice and specifically orthodontic debonding.
  • The last section on deals with the final stages of orthodontic treatment (debonding and lingual fixed retainer bonding) where advances in the relevant fields of using auxiliaries to facilitate efficient resin grinding, considerations in lingual fixed retainer bonding and the future of materials and processes such as command-debond adhesives are presented.
OPENING
08:30 Opening of the registration
09:00 Introduction Theodore Eliades
SESSION I. COMPOSITES AND GRINDING
09:05 Nikolaos Silikas (Manchester, UK): Composites-what are we grinding off
09:35 Despina Koletsi (Athens, Greece): Particulate composition of aerosol
10:00 Sotirios Pratsinis (Zurich, Switzerland): Aerosol Nanoparticles: Engineering Perspective
10:30 Coffee Break
SESSION II. PERIODONTAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR THE ORTHODONTIC PATIENT
11:00 Kirsten Van Landuyt (Bern, Switzerland): Aerosol, production under dry and wet grinding
11:30 Mark Gormley (Bristol, UK): Aerosol generation in clinical settings and pulmonary effects of aerosol
12:00 Georgios Belibasakis (Stockholm, Sweeden): Aerosols generated during dental procedures: microorganisms and risks
12:30 Lunch Break
13:30 Theodore Eliades (Zurich, Switzerland) Xenostreogenic action of aerosol
14:00 SSO (Switzerland): Guidelines and practicing in the demanding modern environment
SESSION III. ORTHODONTIC CONSIDERATIONS FOR THE PERIODONTIC PATIENT
14:30 Beba Verna (Switzerland): Debonding light inspection
15:00 Coffee Break
15:30 Christos Katsaros (Bern, Switzerland):Retainers after debonding what?
16:00 Theodore Eliades(Zurich, Switzerland): Debonding with new materials and new techniques: command-debond and methods to minimize grinding of adhesives
16:30 General Discussion
17:00 END

Continuing Education 6 CE hours

Registration

General

CHF650

Postgraduate Students

CHF300