The role of the health care team in preventative management of caries and minimally invasive treatment of the deeper carious lesion

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Minimally Invasive Management for the Dental Team | Prof Banerjee | 20th May 2022

The role of the health care team in preventative management of caries and minimally invasive treatment of the deeper carious lesion

Professor Avijit Banerjee

BDS MSc PhD (Lond) LDS FDS (Rest Dent) FDSRCS (Eng) FHEA

Biography

Avijit is Professor of Cariology & Operative Dentistry / Hon. Consultant and Clinical Lead, Restorative Dentistry at the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences, King’s College London / Guy’s & St. Thomas’ Hospitals Foundation Trust, London, UK. He holds the positions of Head of Conservative & MI Dentistry, Director of Education (UG) and Programme Director of the innovative KCL distance-learning Masters in Advanced Minimum Intervention Dentistry (open to dentists and therapists: google “KCL AMID” for more info). He also leads the Cariology & Operative Dentistry research programme at the world-leading Faculty (as part of the Centre of Oral & Clinical Translational Science), researching, publishing and lecturing internationally about MI operative caries management and adhesive dental biomaterials (>120 publications, >£2.5 million research income, supervision of 5 post-doctorate, 16 doctorate and 24 masters students to date). He acts as an international R&D KOL for many international Industry partners, including 3M Oral Healthcare, GCE / UK, Septodont, Dentsply Sirona and P&G Oral B. Avijit is primary author of Pickard’s Guide to Minimally Invasive Operative Dentistry (9th & 10th editions; OUP, 2015), a definitive and globally respected text in its field, amongst other book editorships (Minimally Invasive Esthetics, Elsevier (2015)) and chapter contributions (including, amongst others, a caries management chapter in The Principles of Endodontics 2nd ed, OUP, 2013; 3rd ed, 2019 and in The clinical Textbook of Dental Hygiene & Therapy 2nd ed, Wiley-Blackwell, 2012). He is editor-in-chief of Oral Health & Preventive Dentistry (Quintessence Ltd) and an editorial board member of Journal of Dental Research, Dental Update, British Dental Journal, International Journal of Adhesion & Adhesives, and the Primary Dental Journal. He is a member of the British Dental Association Health & Science Committee also, all whilst maintaining wet-fingered specialist clinical practice in Restorative Dentistry, Prosthodontics & Periodontics. He is the President of the BDA Metropolitan Branch Section 2019-20 as has consistently been voted by his peers as one of the top ten most influential individuals in the UK dental profession over the past 5 years (FMC Publications).

 

Preventing dentistry “MI” way!

Lecture content
Prof Banerjee, will outline the definitions of “MID” – minimum intervention oral healthcare delivery and minimally invasive dentistry. The roles of the team members will be discussed in the non-operative preventive management of dental caries, the most prevalent non-communicable disease affecting humankind on the planet. Using scientific evidence and clinical tips, Avijit will describe clinical tips and protocols to help manage and motivate our higher caries risk patients.
Aims and Objectives
By the end of this lecture delegates will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of minimum intervention (MI) dentistry in the following subject areas:
• Defining the minimum intervention and minimally invasive protocols for non-operative caries preventive management
• The role of oral healthcare team members in delivering better oral health
• The scientific evidence behind dysbiotic plaque biofilm modulation, diet control and remineralisation strategies to help prevent carious lesions and control the caries process
• Clinical non-operative protocols that can be used to manage and motivate high caries risk patients

Development outcomes
By the end of this lecture delegates will be able to enhance patient care by helping prevent, arrest and manage caries lesions using minimum intervention techniques. This lecture is designed to provide educational material conforming to the General Dental Council’s development outcomes A and C (Patient communication and Maintenance and development of knowledge and skill within your field of practice).

“MI” management of the deep carious lesion; take it, leave it or stick to it?

Lecture content
Prof Banerjee will concentrate on the minimally invasive operative management of the deeper carious lesion. Again, using scientific and clinical evidence base, he will outline the MI operative clinical protocols that encourage the use of selective carious tissue excavation techniques. Avijit will then go on to outline the contemporary bio-interactive restorative materials that are available clinically to restore such cavities, whilst maintaining tissue preservation and pulp sensibility in the long term.

Aims and Objectives
By the end of this lecture delegates will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of minimally invasive (MI) operative dentistry in the following subject areas:
• Being able to implement selective carious tissue excavation protocols, understanding that caries-affected dentine can be sealed beneath a bio-interactive adhesive restoration
• Biomaterial science – being able to critically evaluate the various bio-interactive adhesive restorative materials
• Appreciating the different clinical properties / usage / handling of such materials in maintaining pulp sensibility and tissue preservation
• Increase awareness of distance-learning post-graduate opportunities for dental therapists, masters in Advanced Minimum Intervention Dentistry at King’s College London.

Development outcomes
By the end of this lecture delegates will be able to enhance patient care by managing deep carious lesions using minimally invasive techniques. This lecture is designed to provide educational material conforming to the General Dental Council’s development outcomes A and C (Patient communication and Maintenance and development of knowledge and skill within your field of practice).

  • Study Day
    20 May 2022
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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