On May 16-17, 2019 the III International Dental Implants Congress and the 1st Dental Forum of Belarus and Russia were held in Minsk on the basis of Belarusian Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education (BelMAPE). The two events were organized by the Department of Orthopedic Dentistry and Orthodontics with the course of Pediatric Dentistry of BelMAPE (Head of the Department, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor S.P.Rubnikovich) and the Belarusian Republican Association of Dental Specialists (Chairman - Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor L.N.Dedova). Within 2 days more than two dozen experts from six countries (Belarus, Russia, Israel, Italy, Belgium and Lithuania) shared their best practices with the participants.
Teachers and students of the Dental Faculty and the Medical Faculty for Foreign Students of the Belarusian State Medical University actively participated in the III International Dental Implants Congress. The academic staff of the Department of Surgical Dentistry of BSMU (Professor I.O. Pokhodenko-Chudakova; Associate Professor T.L.Shevela) and the Department of Maxillofacial Surgery of BSMU (Associate Professor F.A.Gorbachev) also participated in the Congress as speakers. More than 120 BSMU dental students attended this event.
All reports were broadcast online and now are available on the BelMAPE YouTube channel. Online broadcasting enabled all students, including those who couldn’t attend the Congress, to get acquainted with modern innovations in dental implantation. It is planned to put the materials and information of the Congress into practice and to use in the teaching process of the 3rd Department of Therapeutic Dentistry of the Belarusian State Medical University.
The students had the unique opportunity to gain comprehensive information on prevention of complications of dental implantation in the soft tissues of the maxillofacial region, use of membranes for bone tissue regeneration, hard and soft tissue augmentation in the lower jaw, basic principles of practical digital techniques for ensuring safe orthopedic treatment based on dental implants, influence of the components of dental implants on the immunity system, repair of bone, digital dental treatment protocols using dental implants, etc. There were many diverse reports at the Congress and all the most topical issues of modern dental implantation were considered.
The BSMU dental students express their gratitude to the organizers of the III International Dental Implants Congress for the opportunity to get acquainted with the best dental practices of the world’s top dental specialists.
Yulia Denisova, professor of the 3rd Department of Therapeutic Dentistry
Alexander Solomevich, associate professor of 3rd Department of Therapeutic Dentistry
Translation: Varvara Boika