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Clinical Dental Hygiene

Dental Hygiene Day, supplement to the 9th CAD/CAM & Digital Dentistry Int'l Conference on 09-10 May 2014 in Dubai
Aug 7, 2014 | Dental Hygiene Middle East

Editorial report on the Dental Hygiene Day at the 9th CAD/CAM & Digital Dentistry Int'l Conference

by Victoria Wilson, Dental Hygiene Therapist, UK, Dr. Roze & Assoc. Dental Clinic Dubai

DUBAI, UAE: A truly remarkable day for Hygienists in the MENA region. Over 100 Hygiene delegates attended the first Dental Hygiene Day on 10th May, 2014 which was a continuation of the 9th CAD/CAM & Digital Dentistry Int’l Conference held on May 09-10, 2014 at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai, UAE. Hygienists practicing in the UAE and from other countries in the MENA attended the first of it's kind in the Middle East.

The timetable included a variety of relevant topics tailored specifically to the Hygiene profession.

The exceptional speakers made it worthwhile for any hygienist to attend.
Prof. Crawford Bain delivered an interesting informative lecture on the maintenance of the dental implant patients, an extremely relevant topic for all Hygienist in light of the growing number of implants being placed and the crucial role of the Hygienist in the necessary maintenance.

Dr. Matthieu Gabriele gave a lecture on Oral Hygiene protocols and complications with various fields of dental treatments, a must know-how for every Hygienist.

Dr. Rasha Ahmed presented the important topic on dentine hypersensitivity management. Hygienists face patients common complaints of hypersensitivity on a daily basis, and the well presented topic by Dr. Rasha was much appreciated by the audience.

Victoria Wilson’s Lecture, the Editor of Hygiene Tribune, focused on communication within Dentistry, a topic essential for the delivery of oral health education and achieving long term compliance and maintenance of oral health.

The afternoon consisted of a hands on course on periodontal instrumentation, with the renowned Prof. Mary Rose Pincelli Boglione from Italy and the International Federation of Dental Hygienists IFDH. Due to the popularity and demand the course was extended to 2 days. We were honored to have such an expert in the profession join us on a revision of the essential skills of scaling and instrumentation. Hygienists are trained extensively on scaling and instrumentation in their education, however it is easy to fall into bad habits. This was an invaluable refreshner course for Hygienists and we hope that Prof. Mary will join us in the future for more of such events.

Dr. Rasha Ahmed also delivered a very informative hands on course in the afternoon on the practical application of the management of dentine hypersensitivity.

In the 7 years I have been living and working in the UAE I have never known for there to be such an extensive program for the profession on one day and for so many Hygienists to be in one room at one time.

The year 2014 is an exceptionally exciting time for the profession of Dental Hygiene in the MENA region. Four months ago the Dental Tribune Middle East opened the Dental Hygiene Tribune section dedicated entirely to the Dental Hygiene profession. More and more dental and medical professionals are requesting to have a Hygienist on board. Following on from the Dental Hygiene Day we look forward to more Hygienists days by Centre For Advanced Professional Practices (CAPP) with more hands on courses, and lectures tailored to the needs of hygienists professionals

What we all have to keep in our mind is that a healthy periodontium is the backbone to all good restorative dentistry and medical treatment – thus an essential part in the process.

Make sure you attend the next upcoming Dental Hygiene Day on 15th of November 2014 as a continuation of the 6th Dental Facial Cosmetic International Conference being held at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai on 14-15 November 2014.

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