On October 26, the first videoconference on therapeutic and pediatric dentistry was held in the framework of joint agreements with the aim of developing inter-university relations between the Belarusian State Medical University and the China Medical University. By prior arrangement the working language of the conference was English.
The conference was moderated by Bai Xiaofeng, Professor of the Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, Dental Clinic, Medical University of China, and Natalia V. Shakovets, Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry of BSMU.
On the part of the Belarusian State Medical University the conference was attended by the Head of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Professor Tamara N. Terekhova and the Head of the 1st Department of Therapeutic Dentistry, Professor Tatyana N. Manak, faculty staff and 5th year students studying in the specialty “Dentistry” in English.
The opening ceremony of the conference was attended by chief dentist of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus Andrei M. Matveev and Dean of BSMU Faculty of Dentistry Sergei N. Parhamovich.
The first report presented by the Chinese side was devoted to a new trend in treatment of dead pulp in teeth - regenerative endodontic treatment. Head of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Professor Xu Chen informed about the results of clinical, microbiological and experimental studies conducted in this area. The Chinese side presented a new material based on MTA for endodontic treatment of teeth after injury or with the incomplete formation of the apical foramen.
The report of Professor Natalia V. Shakovets and Assistant Olga S. Romanova presented the results of a clinical experimental study of the use of various drugs in the treatment of temporary teeth pulpitis using the method of vital pulpotomy conducted at the Department of Pediatric Dentistry.
Also Professor Lew presented report on the effectiveness of perioscope use in the treatment of periodontal diseases. The report reflected data indicating a significantly better result in the treatment of periodontal patients with a perioscope as the visual control of the performed procedures reduces the damage to the periodontal soft tissues and dental cement.
In turn, Chinese colleagues were very interested in the report of Professor Tatyana N. Manak in which the modern approaches to the treatment of apical periodontitis using domestic MTA-based endo-sealants were highlighted.
All submitted reports were marked as relevant and caused a lively discussion on both sides.
Author: Sergei N. Parhamovich, Natalia V. Shakovets, Tatyana N. Manak, Catherine L.Kolb