International Association of Dental Students
Magazine ISSUE 2 / JULY 2012
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editor’s word Dear IADS friends,
Dr. Karolina Floryková I’m very glad to write these lines again. The motto for this issue is: “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela Education and transfer knowledge are the main aims of IADS. International Association of Dental Students was made by students for students. In the beginning of this great idea was just a dream about connecting people and their experiences, the dream about common help patients in whole of the world, the dream about lifelong friendships.
As you can see these main ideas are still IN. We make a lot of education, scientific, preventive and prophylaxis programs, student exchanges, voluntary work. Nothing is easier than choose your own way and try to be part of these activities. Than you can feel the amazing feeling to be part of something what can change the world Don’t hesitate and contact anyone from IADS ExCo. Best regards Yours
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Editorial Board Members Brush Up Jamaica
Eat. Brush. Play. Learn.
10–11 EUROPERIO 7
A Highlight Event of the Global Dental Community
12–13 Wrigley Oral Healthcare Program
Announces 2013 Salivary Research Award for Students and Professionals
14–16 The Effect of Beverages on Teeth 17 IADS Midyear Meeting 18–19 International Dental Research Program 2012 20–21 APDSA greetings 22–23 The Healthy Tooth in the Healthy Czech Republic 4
24–25 I nternational Voluntary Project 2012
International Dental Summer School (IDSS) International Association of Dental Students (IADS)
26–27 International Dental Student Congress 2012 28–29 The IADS Training Program
International Dental Students Congress
I ADS meets World Dental Federation (FDI)
A view into the past, the present and the future of IADS and FDI
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Brush Up Jamaica Eat. Brush. Play. Learn.
he Association for Oral Health Advancement is a charitable organization founded by dental students from the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech). Prior to its incorporation, the Association functioned solely as a student committee, Community Development Committee, College of Oral Health Sciences, University of Technology, Jamaica. During this time, we organized health fairs under the umbrella of the University and The Jamaica Association of Public Dental Surgeons. Generous donations of supplies from the School and Great Shape! Inc. (1000 Smiles Project, the worldâ€™s largest humanitarian dental project) assisted us in the implementation and success of our health fairs. As UTech dental students, we find the need to immediately contribute to the development of oral health care, that often times is neglected. Poor oral health care can lead to adverse pregnancy outcomes, predispose one to heart disease and stroke, and negatively impact a childâ€™s ability to learn, socialize, and enjoy life
Oral Health in Jamaica Data from the Ministry of Health, Jamaica show the following: I.
The dentist-to-patient ratio is 1:17,000 and 1:62,000 in the public sector, in comparison to the recommended ratio by the World Health Organization (WHO) of 1:2,857. In rural areas, the ratio can be as high as 1:100,000. II. Only 15% of Jamaicans have health insurance III. Less that 8% of the 15% have adequate dental insurance IV. Greater than 50% of our adults, ages 34-44 suffer from Periodontal disease V. Oral Cancer survival rates at 2 years is less than 50% VI. Cohort 13-18 years shows a decline in the DMFT (of 2.0) VII. Our special needs population has a DMFT greater than 3.0, above the WHO targeted levels VIII. Our region, the Caribbean, is second after Sub-Saharan Africa with a high incidence and prevalence of HIV/AIDS
Our mission and aims Our mission is to improve oral health care, access, and education all across the island. We believe that our project will have a significant impact on the people of Jamaica and thereby, improve their quality of life. Adapted from the World Health Organization Global Goals for Oral Health 2020, our aims include: I.
eveloping oral health programmes that will empower D people to control determinants
II. I ntegrating oral health promotion and care with other sectors that influence health, using the common risk factor approach III. Promoting healthy lifestyles and reducing risk factors to oral health that arise from environmental, economic, social and behavioral causes. We are mindful of the importance of empowering Jamaicans to make positive behavioral changes, the impact that oral health has on systemic health, and the significance of young leaders in our country.
Our Committee The Community Development Committee (CDC) functions as a student committee in which all programmes of the school come together to improve the lives of our fellow Jamaicans. Each programme and class year has a representative that is
IX. E dentulism is very rampant among the elderly populationâ€Ż>67 years old X. Less than 10% of our children have access to good dental care XI. Less than 1% of our adults have access to good or reasonable dental care
responsible for organizing volunteers from the respective class and acting as a liaison between the committee and the class. As the only dental school of its kind in the English-speaking Caribbean, the University of Technology, Jamaica trains dental surgeons, hygienists, therapists, lab technicians, and assistants. We embrace our learning environment as we continue to work as a team in and outside of the clinic. The CDC gives students an opportunity to work together with students from all other programmes with the common goal: to improve oral health care in Jamaica.
Our projects For our first big project, we partnered with the National Commercial Bank Foundation to provide a Christmas Treat for the boys of the Jamaica Christian Boys’ Home and the Special Olympics. The fun day included free dental treatment, oral health educational sessions, and lots of fun and games outside, and of course, lunch! Home to the world’s fastest sprinters, a day could not be complete without races of our own. Nesta Carter, Olympian medalist, started off the races. We watched our future world athletes sprint across our lawn to impress us all.
T hroughout the year we have travelled to many parts of Jamaica, including inner city and rural areas educating many Jamaicans on the impact of oral health on systemic health, nutrition, and dental hygiene techniques, while providing free treatment. In April 2012, we received our first grant from the American Friends of Jamaica. We are extremely grateful for this award as it helps to alleviate the financial barriers that we face as a newly formed, student-run, charitable organization. We will be purchasing more portable equipment, instruments, and supplies that will allow us to increase our capacity to treat more Jamaicans each day. In May 2012, in commemoration of National Child’s Month, we launched our project, Brush Up Jamaica with the support of our Member of Parliament, Minister Julian Robinson. We provided a day with free dental treatment and again, lots of fun and games for the children of our community. Magnificent Chess Foundation taught the children the strategic game of chess. The Hope Preservation Zoo educated the children on animals indigenous to Jamaica bringing the travelling zoo. In the reading corner, the children read books donated by Jamaican children’s author, Kellie Magnus. The children received nutritional drinks from Chocolisto and healthy snacks from Grace Foods. Overall, it was a great day!
Brush Up Jamaica Brush Up Jamaica targets children in primary schools, especially in the remote and rural areas, as well as the special needs population. Our future plans include implementing a lunchtime brushing programme in schools all across the island. We hope to acquire a pick up truck and more portable equipment and instruments that will allow us to reach the most remote areas. The final stage of our project includes acquiring a dental mobile that will allow us to travel across the island to perform more extensive treatments as well as improve and restore
dental clinics across the island to increase access to care (see Figure next page). For Oral Health Month in October 2012, we will be partnering with the University of Florida dental students. For one week, we will be traveling across Jamaica to promote oral health education and with the goal to treat 1000 patients. We are extremely excited about this collaboration and know that in the spirit of Jamaica’s 50th anniversary of independence, that we will be able to improve the lives of our fellow Jamaicans and provide an opportunity to a healthier life and a happier Jamaica. We, as future dental professionals and leaders of Jamaica, believe that it is imperative that we contribute to our country that, although is little in size, is filled with tremendous talent and hope. We are home to the fastest sprinters, the prettiest beaches, and the greatest music of all time, Reggae. It is with pride that we continue our projects to help our people that may just need a smile to get them through the day. Visit our website to learn more and keep updated at www.brushupjamaica.com. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Like us on facebook and follow us on twitter! Laurian Lue Yen Doctor of Medical Dentistry 2015, University of Technology, Jamaica Chairman, Association for Oral Health Advancement/Brush Up Jamaica
A Highlight Event of the Global Dental Community Motto:
Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend â€“ or a meaningful day.
he city of Vienna hosted from the 6th to the 9th of June 2012, the 7th edition of the Europerio Conference of the European Federation of Periodontology. This congress takes place every three years and it is organized in different locations in Europe. Europerio 7 was organized under the chairmanship of Gernot Wimmer from Austria. The scientific program was coordinated by Richard Palmer from the United Kingdom. Every edition brings a larger number of participants which are looking forward to sharing their knowledge and outstanding experience in periodontology, implantology, orthoperio interface, periodontal surgery or advanced diagnostic methods. The scientific program was very rich and covered many actual and interesting topics. There were many parallel sessions of oral communications and a very impressive and nicely organized session of posters.
Among thousands of participants this year we learnt that sometimes the world is not enough and we randomly met, during the event, many old friends from the International Association of Dental Students (IADS). Old legends of IADS had the opportunity of meeting together in Vienna. It was a real privilege for me to finally meet in person Dr. Sarkis Szokes and Dr. Ahmed Hawas, both honorary life members of IADS. Dr. Ahmed Hawas, who is currently doing his PhD in London, held a very interesting and challenging scientific lecture on the microflora around failing and healthy implants. In 2015 the dental elite will meet again in London, UK, where the organizing committee will have a very difficult task to overcome the high scientific and organizing level which was set by the Austrian Society of Periodontology. Dr. Ionut Luchian (Romania)
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Salivary Research Group
Wrigley Oral Healthcare Program Announces 2013 Salivary Research Award for Students and Professionals Wrigley Oral Healthcare Program (WOHP), in partnership with the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) Salivary Research Group (SRG), is excited to co-sponsor the 2013 Wrigley Salivary Research Award for a fourth year. 12
Award These awards, which recognize excellent salivary research, provide junior investigators and dental professionals the opportunity to participate in the IADR 91st General Session & Exhibition in Seattle, Washington, USA, March 20-23, 2013. They are intended to assist with travel costs to attend the 2013 conference, where award recipients are invited to present their scientific poster or give an oral presentation in a scheduled session. Further details are below.
How to Enter
An awards committee consisting of SRG leadership will determine the awardees. The IADR SRG will distribute award letters approximately two months after the submission deadline.
Dental and non-dental students (undergraduate and graduate), dentists involved in research and other dental scientists are eligible. All applicants must be over 18 years of age and a member of the IADR, however you do not have to be a member of the IADR SRG.
The Wrigley Oral Healthcare Program (WOHP) operates in 47 countries worldwide and shares a dedication to supporting dental students and professionals across the globe. WOHP is committed to clinical research into the benefits of chewing gum including saliva stimulation, plaque acids neutralization and tooth strength to help oral care professionals and their patients understand the role of sugarfree gum as a convenient tool for everyday oral healthcare.
About the IADR SRG
Who Can Apply?
Abstracts submitted must be within the Salivary Research area of study. All entries must be no more than 300 words total and contain content under the following headings: introduction, methods, results and conclusion. The SRG program chair will confirm that the elements noted above are included, and if any pieces are missing, the entry will be disqualified.
One of the main scientific groups with the IADR, the SRG is a leading forum for dental researchers to exchange scientific information related to saliva and salivary glands. The SRG has a large student membership and encourages scientists, young investigators and students to become involved in salivary research.
There will be up to three winning abstracts: one Clinical Salivary Research Award for dental scientists ($1,500 USD), one Clinical Salivary Research Award for dental students ($1,500 USD) and one Basic Salivary Research Award for a dental or non-dental student ($2,000 USD).
Abstracts can be submitted from approximately July 13, 2012 through October 5, 2012. To apply, you must first submit an abstract to the IADR 91st General Session and Exhibition through the IADR website at www.iadr.org by selecting the IADR Wrigley Salivary Research Award button. For additional details, visit www.iadr.org/SRGResearchAward.
The Effect of beverages on teeth
Let’s start our project
tooth extraction (ANOVA, p = 0.0006, followed by Tukey’s test, p < 0.01).
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the influence of Coca Cola, energy drinks,orange juice, lemon juice, cofee and mineral water on the enamel. Measuring their pH level would be a good indicator proving their acidic or alkaline properties. (water – pH of 7; sugar-sweetened sodas range at 2.5 ; diet sodas tally at 3.2; lime Juice pH 2.00–2.35; energy drinks pH 2.4; orange juice pH 2.7)
Although the results of studies in rats cannot be extrapolated directly to human clinical dentistry, the present study provides evidence that cola beverage consumption negatively affect maxillary bone formation.
Demineralization, or loss of tooth material, begins at a pH of 5.5, although under certain conditions, may even start at a higher pH. A small pH leads to tooth erosion, the breakdown of tooth structure caused by the effect of acid on the teeth that leads to decay. Prolonged exposure to soft drinks can lead to significant enamel loss, even though many people consider soft drinks to be harmless or just worry about their sugar content and the potential for putting on pounds.
Coca Cola This study demonstrates that cola beverage consumption affects the teeth structure and we suggest that it may also affect bone metabolism and increase bone fracture risk. As it is already proved by a study published within the “Brazilian Oral Research”, coca cola beverage consumption from weaning to early puberty, delays the rate of reparative bone formation inside the socket of an extracted tooth in rats. Histometric data confirmed that alveolar bone healing was significantly delayed in cola-fed rats at three weeks after
Mineral Water After 10 days in water the teeth had a low enamel affection because of the carbon dioxide. The damage was localized strictly to the superficial layer, it can be compared with the damage made by a brutal brush. The results show that a soda’s acidity is not the whole story when it comes to tooth erosion. The type of acid in the soda, level of soda and calcium content are also factors. Citric acid is the most erosive acid found in soft drinks and is the predominant acid in non-cola drinks.
Energy Drinks The results proved that the popular “high energy” and sport drinks had the highest mean buffering capacity, resulting in the strongest potential for erosion of enamel. The popularity of energy drinks is on the rise, especially among adolescents and young adults. Their permanent teeth are more susceptible to attack from the acids found in soft drinks, due to the porous quality of their immature tooth enamel. As a result, there is high potential for erosion among this age demographic to increase.
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Despite many studies say that cola affects teeth 10 times more than natural juices, I personally say that this is true except for a single juice: simple lemon juice.
The research has demonstrated that caffeine does not stain the teeth but coloring substances in coffee do, cola and other beverages do, eaven caffeine-free products lead to changing the color of teeth. While caffeine does not always affect the teeth, it can cause only small coffee stains, drinks from Coca-Cola and Pepsi range are not so harmless. Phosphoric acid lead to loss of natural protection layer of the teeth, causing thinning of the enamel which eventually lead to cavities and decay.
Despite all the things that are told, as you can see simple lemon juice affects the tooth in a deep layer, causing severe demineralization. But at the same time it’s true that no one drinks simple lemon juice and that’s why energy drinks and cola affect teeth more.
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Cola After 10 days
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Patient The patient is 23 years old, and while working at a fast food in United States of America he used to drink 3 – 4 liters of cola each day, without brushing his teeth every day. The patient didn’t want an orthodontic treatment for financial reasons so we proceeded to crown restorations by filling them with composite
sugar becomes plaque, enabling bacteria to stick to tooth enamel, causing cavities over time. To our surprise, despite the fact it does not contain the largest amount of sugar, Coca-Cola has the largest capacity of normal growth of microbial flora in oral cavity. Each swallow of cola affects your tooth enamel for 20 seconds. Coca-Cola either normal or light has a harmful effect on enamel, increasing theacidity of the oral cavity for a period of one hour.
In this study we realised that soda’s acidity is even worse for our teeth than solid sugar in candy, because soda corrodes our teeth enamel, which hastens the tooth decay process by making it easier for bacteria to penetrate our teeth.
Drink soda using a straw, it at all, as that reduces the teeth’s exposure to the beverage. One way to reduce soda intake, is to drink it only with meals and never brush after you drink Cola,or have to wait about 30 minutes to prevent hypersensitivity.
Since bacteria are anaerobic, they thrive in environments with little or no oxygen. They use sugar for energy, after which the
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IADS Midyear Meeting
The General Assembly of the International Association of Dental Students has first come together in 2012 during the Midyear Meeting. The present countries have been represented by its’ Delegates, which assured a successful continuity of the development in terms of projects and international cooperation. The first General Assembly day has started with the unanimous positive vote over the IADS membership candidacies of student organizations from Tunisia, Portugal, United Arab Emirates and Iran. Later, the main points of discussion were hold around the topics of creating a new Committee which would have the purpose of revising the Constitution, around a more effective communication strategy between the IADS officials/ students and the importance of an official representation of IADS within WHSS (World Healthcare Student’s Symposium).
The second day has brought into light the outcome of a collaboration between IADS and IFMSA Egypt. The outcome has been represented by the first IADS Training Session on Communication Skills which was hold by the IFMSA Egypt Trainer – Karim Abu Zied. The official day has ended with a Prophylaxis Committee Meeting during which were highlighted the new development policies of the committee and the importance of assigning National/Local Prophylaxis Officers within the IADS member countries. The meeting wouldn’t have been as wonderful as it was, without the great hospitality and work of the organizers – DSSA Egypt, to which we should highly thank. The participants were delighted to visit the beautiful and ancient places of Alexandria, the great pyramids and the magnificent desert around Siwa which have played an important role in strengthening more the bonds of the dental students from all over the world. Thank you DSSA Egypt and we look forward to welcome everyone at the IADS & YDW Annual Meeting, Romania 2012! Pavel Scarlat General Secretary • International Association of Dental Students
he days of the IADS Midyear Meeting Egypt 2012 are over, but the memory of those vibrant days when unity and good understanding have mingled, is still persistent in our minds. The Meeting shall be remembered for the outstanding hospitality of the hosts – DSSA Egypt, for the first IADS Training Session organized in collaboration with IFMSA Egypt, for the great development steps of the Prophylaxis Committee and for a fruitful General Assembly.
“An investment in the future of the dental research field”
Research Program 2012
he Standing Committee on Research and Education within the International Association of Dental Students is proud to assure the successful continuity of the International Dental Research Program in 2012. It is the first worldwide dental research exchange network which aims to transfer and foster research knowledge to the ones who desire to make a difference within their dental communities. The Program has achieved substantial development during the year of 2012, obtaining the support of overseas Universities which have agreed to receive international dental students to participate in a research project. The dental research projects offered as internships to dental students, cover the majority of the dental research fields. The Program got to the “doors” of International Association for Dental Research, asking for the honor of receiving the patronage over the Program. The Leaders of the IDRP dental research network have made presentations of it during the IADR South East Asia and Continental European Division Annual Meetings.
On an international scale, it is the first time to be honored of having as University partners from United States of America, Hungary, Poland, India and Turkey, along with the other countries (Universities) to which we are grateful for supporting the cause of initiating talented students into dental research. The team which works on an international and national level over the development of the Program has extended. The Standing Committee on Research and Education is proud of consisting of new IADS National Scientific Officers from Portugal, Finland, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Iran, Slovakia and Italy, along with the already existing team to which we own the success and development of the Program. On an international logistical level, it was proposed and accepted within the Standing Committee on Research and Education for new leadership positions to emerge within the IADS International Dental Research Program. The new positions would be in charge of the extension of the Program in different
areas of the globe, as for: Europe, Asia and Oceania, Africa and Americas. “In my opinion the purpose of the International Dental Research Program is simply to make the impossible, possible. Many of our students through the world dream of scientific work abroad, but sometimes getting into the scientific research program is almost impossible. Here with our network we are able to collaborate, share our knowledge and within time I hope that in every IADS member country we will be able to conduct this program as it’s possibilities are bigger than we can now imagine.” Magdalena Wilczak IADS International Scientific Officer, Poland
scientific “I think IDRP is an exchange program with more focused purposes. Students can gain the same experience as those who participated in the normal exchange with additional benefits of getting access to how the research is being conducted in other universities and countries. I would say that IDRP is growing at a very steady and healthy pace, mainly due to the Founder, ISO and other local officers’ relentless effort in pushing the program to a newer height. In the next few years, I think it is safe to say that there will be more and more universities from different countries and even continents to join.” Goh Seong Ling IADS Local Scientific Officer, Malaysia, APDSA Treasurer
he dental worldwide community will achieve progress and development in a strong correlation with dental research, and what would help more than trying to foster and involve talented dental students since early student ages, into dental research activities. The International Dental Research Program guarantees that the today’s dental students will become the tomorrow’s Doctors who will lead dentistry to innovative and more successful treatments. Pavel Scarlat IDRP Network Founder IADS General Secretary 2011-2012
On 18â€“25 June, the Cairns winter sun welcomed hordes of dental students, academics and professionals from the Asia-Pacific region as they convened for five days of academic musing, cultural interaction, and sightseeing. 20
Any notions of jetlag upon setting down were swept away by the opening ceremony at the Hilton Hotel that same evening. Groans at the vice-chancellorâ€™s endorsement of dental students turned to cheers as national flags were waved and Aboriginal dancers danced. Choppy seas along the journey to Green Island only encouraged everyone to take advantage of the opportunities to explore the Great Barrier Reef and the pristine island rainforest. The seasonally cold water surrounding Green Island meant no jellyfish were around and so this bonus was eagerly lapped up by aspiring snorkellers. Those unenthused by the cold dip opted for the glass-bottomed boat ride instead. The academic side of the Congress occupied the better part of the following two days. Topical and age-old issues were lectured and dissected, and research findings disseminated. Fortunately, a pub crawl on the night between the two days provided respite from the lectures, and took the edge off the research presentation competitions. Skills extending beyond the dental clinic and lecture theatre were revealed as delegates took over the bars and pubs of Cairns with relish. (The streets of Cairns still ring with the sound of karaoke and shot glasses clinking.)
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On Friday morning, JCU dental students led delegates in a tour of the buildings and demonstrated the universityâ€™s cutting-edge technology such as the 3D simulation units. That same afternoon saw delegates participate in a series of challenges in a bid to assert their representative universityâ€™s superiority, or engage in more sightseeing. The koalas of the Cairns Tropical Zoo certainly earned their gum leaves that afternoon in allowing themselves to be held by so many hands. But perhaps the best was saved for last. The closing ceremony at the Cairns Convention Centre featured a generous dinner, cultural performances, exchange of souvenirs and an outpouring of contact details as people realised that the 2012 APDSA Congress, like all good things, was coming at an end. Many thanks to the Cairns Local Organising Committee, James Cook University, the city of Cairns, and, of course, all who came and made the APDSA Congress of 2012 a truly memorable event.
The Healthy Tooth
in the Healthy Czech Republic As every year future dentists went to the streets where they offered their knowledge and experiences to pedestrians. Students explained how prevent tooth decay and mouth diseases by using right brushing technique and proper dental tools. 22
“Many people regard brushing their teeth as banal issue which everybody can handle. But in fact there are many problems caused by wrong brushing.” Says Petra Horáková “It is not just about caries but also about damage your gums which can be caused by using improper dental tools.” Dental students explained brushing technique on plastic models and people had a chance to try it under supervision of experts. Through this project students tear down barriers between people and dentists. “People are afraid of the dentists. Dentist is the only doctor, whom visits, people connecting with a pain. We gain this fear from our parents. Do you remember how your parents told you that if you won´t brush your teeth the dentist will drill so? Dentist then gets a reputation of sadist who enjoys your pain.” comments Petra. Studies of stomatology is demanding and all of as focus on expert skills but not only expert skills win the professional career but also explanation and communication skills are crucial for take patients fear out. Of course expert skills are on the first place but make patient feel pleasantly in our office is important as well. I think this is the problem of all medicine fields not just dentistry.
This year of The Healthy Tooth was held in 5 university cities (Prague, Pilsen, Brno, Olomouc and Hradec Králové) and students addressed more than 20 000 people. This project is getting more and more popular in Czech Republic and that’s why I asked Petra Horáková few questions regarding to this project. Petra Horáková is in charge of the healthy tooth in the healthy CZ and as a chairman of prophylaxis committee (National Exchange Officer) has created the international project “The healthy tooth in the healthy world” which is held next year in many countries of IADS. Petra is president of Czech Dental Student Association who supports national and international preventive and prophylactic programs a lot. We will ask her some questions about this project.
When did this project arise? The healthy tooth in the Healthy Czech Republic arose 5 years ago and it has been created by Dr. Jan Vokurka who used to be a president of Czech Dental Student Association. He already finished the school and he helps us with international version of this project.
What is different comparing to other preventive programs? The most preventive programs are focused on one age group especially children (kindergarten and elementary school) but our project doesn´t make a difference between age groups. We meet children, adults and elder people from different background.
Do you think one day is enough? It is hard to say. It´s not just about explanation how to brush and what happen if they won´t. We try to motivate people to be interested in prophylaxis as well. We talk about net of dental hygienists where to find more information and give them our contact where they can ask their questions. On the other hand preventive programs in schools which can seem more effective but it is also about one or two visits per year at worst case just about distributions of leaflets.
Do you have any feedback from people who were trained?
Yes we have. People are writing us on facebook and via email. We received many positive messages. That reminds me what happened this year. As you know we promote Thy Healthy Tooth via social media such as facebook, public transportation, newspaper, television, radio station. Elderly lady came to me and she was little bit upset. She read a title of an article in some newspaper: “Dentists are going to the streets” but she didn´t read full article and she thought that we are protesting against the government. After I explained her what is this project all about and why we are in the streets her expression changed and she was excited about the whole project. Dr. Karolína Floryková
Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 29th June 2012â€“18th July 2012
Voluntary Project 2012 International Dental Summer School (IDSS) International Association of Dental Students (IADS)
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or the third time, this summer, Muhammadiyah University of Yogyakarta Indonesia welcomed 37 dental students and young dentists from 10 countries to participate International Dental Summer School (IDSS) 2012. The main attraction during the program is International Voluntary Project with International Association of Dental Students (IADS) as the Exclusive Partner. A Big Success in IDSS 2010 and IDSS 2011 elevated the confidence of us as the organizer to take a challenge in organizing a bigger Voluntary Project with IADS Collaboration. As a brief information, the participants that volunteered in IDSS 2010 treated 360 patients during 2 Voluntary Works. This also continued in IDSS 2011 that we 376 patients in 2 voluntary works as well. This year, We took a challenge to organize 4 Voluntary works in 4 selected places that we expected more patients coming and getting treated by all volunteers. Before getting into Voluntary Works, all Volunteers must attend the educational program of IDSS including Class, Tutorial Discussion and Skills Lab focusing on the treatment that they would give, such as Atraumatic Restorative Treatment and LSTR 3 Mix.. The general briefing was also given in order to standardize the perceptions. The most important introductions were about the Operator and Patient Safety, Ethic and Legal Aspect, Standard of Operational Procedure, and also the venues preview. The exact feature would be completely seen and understood in the first experience of voluntary work. The
Volunteers worked in pair for them to help each other during voluntary works.
The volunteers didn’t only give the dental treatment but they also gave Dental Health Education to villagers in voluntary works places, Community Health Centers, and Schools. The most interesting thing was the volunteers had to learn a bit of Indonesian to ease the communication. The audiences were so happy to see how good they spoke Indonesian and how communicative they were during the dissemination. All messages were very clearly conveyed, our expectation was this could change the audience’s behavior to take care of their dental and oral health better.
enormous experience to all who involved especially the volunteers. An experience which could thrive the confidence of all volunteer to work in clinic and community service. The highest acknowledgement is addressed to IADS Executive Committee for the good collaboration. Last but not least, See you in the next IADS International Voluntary Project.
As the organizer, I’m so glad to announce that we exceed the expectation on the number of patients. I also expect that International Dental Voluntary Project would give the
drg Esti Riyanda Astuti
In the first Voluntary work, the Volunteers helped the publication by going around the village, giving invitation leaflets to all villagers and also socializing with the villagers in rice field and cultural night. The next day, They were ready to treat the villagers. The volunteers did a great job for treating 147 patients. They performed preventive treatment such as Fluoride Topical Application and Fissure Sealant, Atraumatic Restorative Treatment and Dental Extraction. The massive enthusiasm kept going on in the 2nd Voluntary work in which they treated 205 patients, and also 127 patients in the 3rd and 368 patients in the 4th voluntary work. All patients were satisfied and thankful for the treatment that the volunteers gave. In the mean time, the volunteers experienced new things on how different the condition of dental cases in Indonesian village generally and also treating patients with lack of lighting and also higher room temperatures.
ince 29.3. to 1.4.2012 in the area of Masaryk university Campus the first International Dental Student Congress for dentistry students from whole world took place. This event grew up due to initiative of Petra Horáková (president CDSA), Petr Kučera vice-president CDSA and Kateřina Miklišová (national scientific officer of CDSA). The intention of students was enlarge activity of association and help themselves and other students with their professional grow. The main goal of this project was to reassemble students from whole word and offer them new knowledge and experiences. Students had a possibility to try work with new materials and modern methods in practice. Apart from the specialist section there was also a social part. Our aim was to introduce Czech Republic and Brno – our traditions, czech products and monuments historical sites of Brno.
The scientific program consisted of workshops and lectures held by specialists on various topics. Doc. MUDr. Lenka Roubalíková, Ph.D. (LF MU), Doc. MUDr. et MUDr. René Foltán, Ph.D. (1.LF UK), Dr. Hytham Abdel-Aziz (Alexandria university,Egypt), Dr. Puneet Gupta, (Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India), MUDr. Ladislav Gregor (ACTA University of Amsterdam). The content of lectures and workshops included most of modern dentistry topics, such as lasers, implants, maxillofacial surgery or composite materials and communication which is often forgotten part of dentistry but we should realize not only expert skills wins the professional career but also good explanation and communication skills are crucial for success in dentist completion. As a part of the congress, the 7th contest of student lectures, IADS Lecture Contest, was held. The lectures students give are usually a summary of their research activity in the field of dentistry. The lectures were assessed by an expert commit-
Masaryk University Campus
First place: Ewelina Mielko
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(Medical university of Lublin)
Second place: Jiří Potůček
(Masaryk university, Brno)
Third place: Petronela Buiga
(University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Romania)
We would like to thank all participants for attending IDSC 2012 and we are looking forward to seeing all of you next year. We already started prepare program of next congress. The IDSC 2013 will be focused on surgery, endodontic, pedostomatology, communication, etc. We will gradually fill in information about the schedule and the lecturers, so don’t forget to check our web pages.
tee which consisted of MUDr. Sonia Bartáková, Ph.D. (LF MU), MUDr. Jan Vokurka (LF MU) a Dr. Puneet Gupta (Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India). The expert committee awarded the three best works.
http://www.ssscr.cz/congress On the behalf of our whole team,
Petra Horáková President of the CDSA • Chairperson of the IDSC
The Training Program the past, the present and the future
he IADS Training Program is being developed in cooperation with International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations, according to the IADS – IFMSA Memorandum of Understanding signed in the year of 2011 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The organizations have agreed to support each other and together to built a program which would train IADS members on personal development skills and management. The collaboration went deeper on a national level, and it climaxed with a collaboration between IFMSA Egypt and IADS, which resulted in a training session hold by the IFMSA Trainer – Karim Abu Zied during the IADS Midyear Meeting 2012 in Egypt. The Training session’s topic was “Communication skills” and it will be recorded as the first training session hold within IADS. In April –May 2012, the collaboration went further and IFMSA Egypt who was organizing an IFMSA Regional Training Camp, according to the IADS – IFMSA Egypt agreement, has accepted 2 DSSA representatives to be trained during the camp, and
them to become Trainers. Thus Adham el Shorbagy and Ahmed El-helw became the first IADS Trainers. They have taken their role as IADS Trainers very seriously and have already organized Training Sessions in Ismaaleya and Mansora, Egypt during the month of July. “Train new trainers and sub regional trainings (TNT/SRT) is a unique program designed by students in topics related to the soft skills such as leadership, project management, stress and time management, fundraising, and presentation skills. Soft skills are increasingly becoming the hard skills of today’s work force. It’s just not enough to be highly trained in technical skills, without developing the softer, interpersonal and relationship-building skills that help people to communicate and collaborate effectively. This program can be very beneficial on both the individual level, for the trainers and trainees; and on the organizational level, for the IADS. On the individual level, soft skills indulge positive energy in human relationship for working in symbiosis and explore infinite capabilities at institutional and
scientific Adham el Shorbagy IADS Trainer, DSSA Secretary General
he future development actions are to create a Committee on Training Education during the IADS 59th Annual Meeting in Romania, and to assign a Training Director to be in charge of it. The new IADS Trainers would take the responsibility to work on the progress of the newly IADS international project. Within the next year(s) there is hope for more IADS Trainers to emerge within the IADS Countries, and the Program to reach a new stage of development by being able to form independently new IADS Trainers.
The results of the IADS Training sessions might be seen “tomorrow” or on the “day after tomorrow”, through the new generations of IADS members who will prove to be more efficient, and may lead both themselves and IADS to new heights.
Pavel Scarlat General Secretary International Association of Dental Students
doctoral level. On the organizational level, this program will Improve IADS member skills in a variety of fields, Increase the performance of IADS due to improving leadership skills and moreover Increase the benefits that an individual gains from IADS”
Geneva June 2012
World Dental Federation (FDI)
A view into the past, the present and the future of IADS and FDI
ADS has been founded in 1951 by 6 ambitious dental students who had the idea to establish an organization that represents dental students and young dentists in the world.
From the beginning of this successful story strong ties existed between the World Dental Federation (FDI) and IADS. FDI supported the activities of the dental students and even joint congresses had been organized. In June 2012 I had been invited to visit the World Dental Federation headquarter in Geneva to discuss with FDI officials the past, the present and more important the future of both organisations in terms of the improvement of the situation of dental students and young dentists in the globe and how we can contribute to the enhancement of the oral health situation worldwide. I had been warmly welcomed by the Executive Director Dr Jean-Luc Eiselé and the Associate Director, Finance & Administration Mr Vicente Casares. After introducing me to the headquarter staff members we had a productive meeting that provided a fruitful exchange of ideas on several topics such as the traditional relation between our organizations and how we could strengthen the ties for the benefit of both dental bodies.
lso future joint projects and even joint congresses in nearer future as happened in the past had been discussed and proposed.
During my stay at the FDI headquarter I have spent several hours studying the IADS minutes (from 1957 till the early 1990´s) that had been stored in the FDI archives. It was an extraordinary experience to get so deeply into decades of IADS history. A real treasure for our organization and interesting to see how much has changed during the last six decades. My meeting with the Dr Eiselé and Mr Casares in Geneva and FDI President Dr Monteiro da Silva in Portugal (OMD Congress 2011) gave me the impression that the “new” FDI crew with its high ambitious leaders is moving to the right direction and is prepared for the future to give dentistry a strong voice in our world. It was a pleasure meeting Dr Eiselé and Mr Casares and I am looking forward to a bright future for the cooperation of these two independent dental organizations. Dr. Babak Sayahpourw