The 5th International Dental Conference of Al Noor successfully concluded in Abu Dhabi under the distinguished patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development.
The two-day conference was held in collaboration with the New York University – College of Dentistry, USA at the Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort.
The conference hosted a large number of specialists in the field of Dentistry from across the United Arab Emirates and from USA, Greece, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia and Oman.
The two-day conference offered 8 sessions during which 18 lectures were presented by speakers from New York University – College of Dentistry, USA, SEHA’s Al Ain Dental Center, Al Madar Medical Center in Al Ain, the College of Dentistry at King Khaled University in Saudi Arabia, Riyadh Colleges of Dentistry and Pharmacy, SSI Institute in Switzerland, and from Al Noor Hospitals Group.
During the second day of the Conference, Dr. Yousef Salem, Prosthodontist, Researcher and Dental Director of Al Madar Medical Center and one of the Conference Co-Directors gave a presentation titled ‘Treatment Options for Dental Fluorosis’. During his presentation Dr. Yousef mentioned that treatment options for dental fluorosis depends mainly on the severity level, which is determined during the diagnosis process.
The prevalence of dental fluorosis is higher among people living in areas where water contains high levels of fluoride. In general, the number of people with dental fluorosis is decreasing since people are now resorting to bottled water instead of tap water. Children are more susceptible to dental fluorosis when exposed to excessive levels of fluoride found in water and ingestion of small amounts of tooth paste between the ages of 1 to 4, which affects their permanent teeth while they are forming.
In its 5th edition, the conference targeted General Practitioner Dentists, Specialized Dentists, Maxillo Facial Surgeons, Orthodontists, Periodontists, Pedodontists, Prosthodontists, Oral Surgeons, Oral Hygienists, Dental Assistants and Nurses, and Dental Technicians all of who received up to 13.25 Category 1 continuing medical education hours accredited by the Health Authority – Abu Dhabi.