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38th IACDE National Conference will emphasise on better oral health

News Editor, Takmaa News, Kolkata, 30th Nov 2023 : Kolkata is all set to host the 38th National Conference of Indian Association of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics from 30th November to 3rd December, 2023, at Science City Convention Centre and Complex. Around 2000 specialist dental practitioners will attend this Conference. Several Pre-Conference Courses have been organised for the Student Delegates of the Conference at Dr R. Ahmed Dental College & Hospital and Hotel Hindustan International, at Kolkata.

IACDE is a premium national organisation of Conservative Dentists and Endodontists of India. Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics is the branch of dentistry which focuses on conservation of teeth in the mouth rather than extraction of teeth. Thus, this branch of Dentistry offers treatment for dental hard tissue defects, dental pain management, and also caters to cosmetic correction.

Dental Caries being one of the main concerns for Endodontic specialists, this Conference will hold discussions on how to prevent and treat Dental Caries. Root Canal Treatment (RCT) is a well-known treatment option for saving diseased teeth. Endodontic specialists are specially trained in this procedure, so this Conference will also aim to spread awareness amongst the masses to opt for their treatment from Endodontists for optimal remedies.

Oral health has been overlooked for a very long time and many oral diseases like dental caries, periodontal diseases and oral cancer have high prevalence in India, which is a matter of enormous concern. Dental caries (tooth decay) remain one of the most prevalent chronic diseases in both children and adults, even though it is largely preventable. Even if dental caries have set in, Conservative Dentistry is the answer to this disease rather than extraction of teeth, which comes with its own set of problems. In India 54.16% (CI: 0.4966–0.5866) of the population are suffering from dental caries. 62% of dental caries patients are above 18 years old, while 52% are between 3–18 years of age. The overall prevalence of dental caries has been observed to be higher in Western India (72%) followed by Northern India (57%), Central India (56%), and 51% in Southern India. The lowest prevalence of dental caries, however, has been observed in Eastern India (36%).

This Conference will highlight interesting and significant facts like this. While addressing the issue Dr. Debasish Banerjee, Organising Secretary, IACDE Kolkata said, “16 National and 8 International Speakers, who are the best in their respective fields, are scheduled to conduct more than thirty scientific lectures, symposia, panel discussions and demonstrate various cutting edge technological advances in the field, during the course of the Conference. The Post Graduate student delegates are also scheduled to present more than a thousand scientific papers and posters in the Conference. All these endeavours for sharing and exchanging knowledge and ideas will go a very long way in the uplift of everyone involved. This, ultimately, will percolate to the patients suffering from dental diseases and, in turn, will help to alleviate dental pain of millions of patients all over the country. It is also hoped that this Conference will ignite the passion of questioning and that of research amongst the students and who knows, this Conference might sow the seed for the most important scientific invention of the next decade!”

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