Diagnostic and therapeutic challenges in dental practice. 19/12/2019

Lecture by prof. M. Bornstein
DG 3 - Beeldvorming orofaciale regio
€ 230,00 
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€ 180,00 
Prof. Reinhilde Jacobs, KU Leuven, Beeldvorming & Pathologie, OMFS-IMPATh Onderzoeksgroep
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donderdag, 19 december, 2019 - 13:00 tot 16:30
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With an ageing society come also new challenges in daily clinical practice. Almost 30% of the general population suffer from more than 2 chronic diseases, and about half of the people over an age of 70 take more than 5 medications simultaneously. These systemic diseases and also their treatment are potential risk factors for surgical interventions in dental medicine with also potentially life threatening consequences.

Besides these emerging anamnestic challenges, dentists are also more and more faced with the choice of the right radiographic modality for diagnostic imaging. Two-dimensional versus three-dimensional radiologic techniques with less or more radiation dose exposure to the patient? Or are there alternative, even non-irradiating imaging modalities already available? The present lecture will focus on these challenges in oral medicine and diagnostic imaging, and will present current guidelines and practice concepts, but also highlight emerging technologies.

Michael Bornstein has been appointed in 2016 as Clinical Professor in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology at the Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China. He is also Visiting Professor at the OMFS-IMPATH Research Group, Department of Imaging and Pathology, University of Leuven, Belgium. He obtained his dental degree (1998) and thesis (Dr. med. dent., 2001) at the University of Basel. He continued with a specialisation in oral surgery and stomatology in Basel (1998-1999, Prof. Dr. Dr. J. Th. Lambrecht) and Bern (2000-2002, Prof. Dr. D. Buser). In 2004, he was visiting assistant professor at the Department of Periodontics (Prof. Dr. D. Cochran) at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, USA, with a grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation. From 2007-2014 he was head of the Section of Dental Radiology and Stomatology, University of Bern. In 2009, he obtained the Habilitation (Privatdozent / PhD) and in 2014 he became Asscociate Professor in the field of „Oral Surgery and Stomatology“. His fields of research include cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) in clinical dental practice, diagnostic imaging, stomatology/oral medicine, GBR procedures and dental implants. He has published over 130 original articles, and is the author / co-author of numerous case reports, review articles, and book chapters.