On October 9-10, 2019 the Omsk State Medical University hosted the International Student Olympiad in Digital Dentistry, dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Omsk State Medical University and the 60th anniversary of the Department of Orthopedic Dentistry.
Fourteen fifth-year students from medical universities of Moscow, Minsk, Alma-Ata, Chelyabinsk, Yekaterinburg, Krasnoyarsk, Barnaul, Vladivostok, Novosibirsk, Kazan and Tashkent took part in the Olympiad. The Belarusian State Medical University was represented by Pavel Pareiko.
The main organizers of the Olympiad were the Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry, Head of the Department of Therapeutic Dentistry, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor Larisa M. Lomiashvili and Head of the Department of Orthopedic Dentistry, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor Andrei A. Stafeev. The co-organizers, lecturers and jury members were prominent representatives of the Moscow dental school.
The Olympiad tasks covered the following fields of dentistry: digital technologies, aesthetic dentistry and implant prosthetics.
At the first stage of the competition the participants were asked to conduct a photometric study of the patient's face and jaws (portrait, extraoral and intraoral images) and then make aesthetic analysis of the data received.
The second stage included the preparation of teeth 21 and 36 for all-ceramic crowns on the phantom, scanning the lower jaw with the help of Omnicam digital scanner and virtual modeling of future esthetic restoration using CEREC software package (Dentsply Sirona).
The third stage included the work with the digital software package Avantis 3D. This software allows to compare a computer tomogram of the jaw, scans of prosthetic bed tissues, scans of registrations of terminal positions of the lower jaw, scan, or digital photographs of the face and then to create a 3D scene of the maxillofacial region of the patient, which can be used to plan an extensive range of dental interventions from aesthetic restoration and orthodontic treatment to dental implant navigation and maxillofacial surgery.
During the fourth stage of the Olimpiad the participants were expected to demonstrate their knowledge and skills while working with implant systems. Students made an individual impression spoon from self polymerising plastics, selected and installed impression transfers, and obtained open tray impression using polyvinyl siloxane impression material.
In addition to professional tasks the participants of the Olympiad made a presentation about their home universities.
By the end of the second day of the competition the jury summed up the results of the Olimpiad: the 3rd place went to the representative of I.M.Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (David Khachaturov), the 2nd place went to the representative of the South Ural Medical University (Valentina Lipina) and the 1st place deservedly went to representative of Omsk State Medical University (Ekaterina Korneeva).
Pavel Pareiko showed decent results winning in the category 'Extraoral Dental Photography'. He also was one of the best while presenting his university.
Due to the warmth and caring attitude of the Olympiad organizers the participants got unforgettable impressions and brought a desire to maintain and develop personal and professional contacts with new friends.
Author: A.V.Kuvshinov, associate professor of the Department of Orthopedic Dentistry
Translation: Varvara Boika