|A dental exhibition at the HCM City Society of Dental Implantology conference on Saturday offered opportunities for attendees to access the newest and best equipment, instruments and materials in dentristy. — VNS Photo Gia Lộc|
HCM CITY — The dentistry profession is facing the challenge of integrating the most advanced treatment modalities into comprehensive oral health care practice, Dr Hoàng Trọng Hùng, secretary general of HCM City Odonto-Stomatological Association, said at a recent conference held in HCM City.
Comprehensive oral treatment plans for patients in the digital age remain a big challenge for dental practitioners, he added.
Dr Phạm Khắc Tân, clinical director of Koseikai Dental Clinic in the city's District 1, said: “Digital dentistry has been opening opportunities but also creating many challenges for clinical dentists and lab technicians, including how to select technologies and products to enjoy the advantage of technologies but still ensure market access and investment efficiency."
Technology makes interdisciplinary integration, particularly in complex full rehabilitation, easier, faster and more accurate throughout the treatment process, he added.
Dr Đoàn Minh Trí, a lecturer at HCM City University of Medicine and Pharmacy, said that rapid advancements in dental biomaterials science, clinical and laboratory techniques and technology development had improved implant prosthodontics.
Professor Alessandro Pozzi, the interim chair of oral surgery-implantology at Marche Polytechnic University in Italy, explained that computer-guided implant surgery and the navigation system had introduced a novel and minimally-invasive concept for some dental problems, with new perspectives based on graftless bone transplants (in which the surgeon attaches the implant to the cheekbone), rehabilitation, and complication-free implant surgery.
The conference, with the theme of "Interdisciplinary Approach in Implant Dentistry" featured presentations on implants, general dentistry, laboratory techniques for dental technicians, and dental careers.
At the conference, the Young Dentists Club was launched to create a platform to showcase their talent and to deliver presentations before their peers with the aim of sharing scientific research.
In addition, a dental exhibition showed the newest and best equipment, instruments and materials.
The conference was held by the HCM City Society of Dental Implantology to mark the 10th anniversary of its establishment and 25 years of dental implantology in the country. — VNS
Visitors visit a booth at the dental exhibition at the HCM City Society of Dental Implantology conference. — VNS Photo Gia Lộc