Facing 21st-century challenges

Dublin Scientific meeting events programme will address oral surgery across all patient ages

This year’s Faculty of Dentistry RCSI Annual Scientific Meeting is a conjoint meeting with Association of British Academic Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons (ANBAOMS), The British Association of Oral Surgeons (BAOS) and the Irish Association of Oral Surgeons (IAOS).

The meeting will take place over two days at the state-of-the-art RCSI College building in the city of Dublin from 1 to 2 November. The programme aims to address the challenges faced by oral surgery practice in the 21st century across all patient ages, ‘from the cradle to the grave’.

“For the child patient we will tackle subjects as diverse as the future of oral surgery delivery post-Brexit, appropriate CBCT use in paediatric patients, and tomorrow’s antibiotics for today’s children,” said Dr John Marley, Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry.

“For the young adult, we will explore early identification and implications of dependency, resilience in the young surgeon and managing the increasing demands and expectations of the younger generation of patients for oro-facial cosmetic surgery as well as the dispelling the myths around the rationale for orthognathic surgery.

“In the adult, we will explore what is new in TMD management, managing risk in oral surgery practice and we hope to have a debate on the adoption of augmentative surgery versus alternate methods of enhancing bone and soft tissues prior to dental implants.

“We will be looking at how and why head and neck cancer patients frequently develop debilitating pain and how to manage it in our surgeries and the new evidence base for prophylactic dental extractions in patients about to receive or receiving radio/chemotherapy, the results of which might surprise you.

“With the ageing patient we will look at the challenges of identification and consent of patients with dementia, polypharmacy in the elderly and its implications for oral surgery and cutting-edge science of managing impaired wound repair in the older patient.”

Dr Marley added: “I hope you can join us here in Dublin for what will be a stellar line-up of speakers and wide range of subjects in a fantastic setting.”

More information: www.asm2019.ie

Published: 2 July, 2019 at 07:30