Oral-B makes prevention a priority at PeriOpera Copenhagen
COPENHAGEN, Denmark: During EuroPerio10, attendees had the opportunity not only to immerse themselves in a comprehensive scientific program, but also to attend a variety of special events hosted by leading oral care manufacturers. dental clinics near the conference. Among these events, an exclusive evening at the iconic Copenhagen Opera House hosted by Oral-B on Friday, June 17, 2022.
Oral-B’s PeriOpera evening brought together approximately 200 dental professionals to celebrate a week of world-class science education and post-pandemic professional reconnection in the famed theater. The evening included a scientific exchange session on the relationship between oral and systemic health as well as a preview of upcoming innovations designed to help patients establish better brushing behaviors, including Oral-B iO Series 10 with iO Sense and Oral-B iO Specialized Clean, a brush head designed with the help of dental professionals for areas that need special attention, such as around implant restorations and orthodontic appliances.
Moderated by specialist periodontists Dr Lone Sander and Dr Mette Rylev, the scientific session began with a lecture by Dr Björn Klinge, Senior Professor at the Faculty of Dentistry at Malmö University and Emeritus Professor at the Department of Dentistry at Malmö University. Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. in Sweden, who discussed the association between periodontitis, cardiovascular disease and cognitive impairment. Research showing that periodontitis is linked to systemic diseases dates back to 1911, which is why he strongly believes that there is a strong need to improve communication between dentists and general practitioners for better long-term outcomes for patients. patients: “After all, both have a common interest in mind – the patient,” Professor Klinge said at the event.
The multidisciplinary approach was also advocated by Professor Lior Shapira, Director of the Department of Periodontology at the Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Dentistry in Jerusalem, Israel, who highlighted the importance of the relationship between the general practitioner and the dental team in improving the well-being of diabetic patients. He noted that there had been an increase in the number of patients in the dental office in recent years and highlighted the economic burden the disease places on both the patient and the healthcare system. There is a large body of research on the association between diabetes and periodontal disease, and Professor Shapira stressed the need for dental professionals to partner with family doctors to help manage both conditions. “The control of diabetes and periodontitis should be a joint endeavor of a doctor and a dentist,” he noted.
Oral-B and Straumann: joining forces to make prevention count
The importance of oral disease prevention has been widely discussed at symposia across EuroPerio10, and Oral-B has made its commitment to providing benchmark scientific training on this subject for dental professionals at the next level via its recent alliance with Straumann. This alliance was launched earlier in Copenhagen with a jointly sponsored scientific session. The vision of the partnership is to amplify the importance of preventive dentistry and oral health education in improving outcomes for periodontal and peri-implant patients. Arik Zucker, vice president and head of the biomaterials division of the Straumann group, was the guest of the Oral-B PeriOpera evening. He said, “The alliance with Oral-B complements our efforts and provides a solid foundation for new scientific and educational activities that will enable more dental professionals to improve the lives of their patients.