ConsAsia 2019
The lnaugural Meeting of the Asian and Oceanian Federation of Conservative Dentistry (AOFCD)
November 8(Fri) - 10(Sun), 2019

Country Representative Speakers

Important Due Dates :
  • Abstract Submission Opens [March 01(Fri), 2019]
  • Abstract Submission Ends [May 31(Fri), 2019]
  • Acceptance Notification [June 28(Fri), 2019]

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Abdulla Alsharif Abdulla Alsharif President of Saudi Endodontic Society
Saudi Arabia
Endodontic surgery; procedure or decision? More
New approach of decision and procedures of endodontic surgery with clinical examples will be covered.
Chun Hung Chu Chun Hung Chu University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Improve aesthetics by closing the midline diastema
A maxillary midline diastema (MMD) often is an aesthetic complaint of patients in our clinic practice. Although an MMD can be transient in mixed dentition stage and, therefore, requires no intervention for children, treatment of MMDs in the permanent dentition of adults requires a detailed examination and appropriate care. This presentation will discuss management of MMD using five clinical cases in adults to illustrate the available restorative and orthodontic options. Successful treatment requires an accurate diagnosis and intervention which is agreed by the patient. While some patients with MMD should be referred to orthodontist for management, general dentists can play a significant role to address patient aesthetic concern on MMD and perform a range of restorative and orthodontic treatments in appropriate clinical situations.
Emre Nagas Emre Nagas Hacettepe University

Hiromichi Yumoto Hiromichi Yumoto Tokushima University
Clinical technique in Endodontics

Debridement and disinfection within the root canal system are the most important points in endodontic treatment. However, it is quite difficult to completely remove bacteria and all causal agents from the root canal system as well as bacterial biofilms formed in the extraradicular area because of the anatomical and morphological complexities. Therefore, it is necessary to develop new methods of bacterial control and I would like to present a novel non-surgical treatment for refractory periapical periodontitis.
Liang Lin Seow Liang Lin Seow Malaysia

Mikako Hyashi Mikako Hyashi Osaka University Graduate School of Dentistry
Japan’s pioneering guideline for treating caries based on MI policy More
Japan has set the laudable goal of 80-20 meaning that at the age of 80, people would have at least 20 of their natural teeth. But to achieve this, dentistry needs to undergo a paradigm shift. Everyone involved, government and dentists particularly must enhance the concept of Minimal Intervention (MI). Experts from the Japanese Society of Conservative Dentistry in 2009 published a Guideline for evidence-based treatments of caries based on MI policy. This was followed in 2015 by an expanded version incorporating recommendations for remineralizing incipient enamel and root caries. The aim was to make drilling of healthy tooth a thing of the past. This will make it easier to keep healthy teeth longer as well as taking a lot of the pain out of dental treatments. This presentation will explain the latest scientific evidence, the best modern materials, the advanced clinical techniques that are combining with MI to make dentistry a key partner in helping patients lead longer healthier lives.
Nutayla Al Harthy Nutayla Al Harthy Oman Dental College

S. Sai Kalyan S. Sai Kalyan Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences
Regeneration in endodontics: Current trends and Future perspectives More
The future of regenerative endodontics lies in overcoming the existing roadblocks and incorporating cutting edge technologies to improve the clinical and histological outcomes. The lecture outlines the current trends and lays emphasis on the future strategies for successful endodontic regeneration.
Yu-Chih Chiang Yu-Chih Chiang National Taiwan University
"Cutting Edge in Conservative Dentistry" (New technologies): Can fiber posts be luted with light‐initiated composite resin? More
Fiber posts are commonly used to restore endodontically treated teeth when their remaining coronal tissue can no longer provide adequate retention or resistance for the restoration. They are passively retained inside the root canals with dual cured resin‐based luting cements. However, bonding and mechanical strength of dual cured resin cement is not so reliable compare to light‐initiate composite resin. In addition, light penetration decrease from the coronal part to the apical part of the root canal space; inadequate polymerization of light‐activated resins was recorded at deeper levels of the post space. A significant reduction in light intensity occurs when the light scattering within the resin cement and shadowing produced by both tooth structure and fiber post. Even luting with dual cured resin cement, the degree of conversion decreased apparently along the depth of root canal consequently, much less luting with light‐initiated composite resin. The present study investigated light‐transmitting ability through the newly developed esthetic post systems. A light curing flowable composite resin was used to bond the test posts. By contrast, the fiber optical post can transduce highest light intensity and achieve promising degree of conversion of resin cement in deeper part. Based on our findings, we will also talk about some applications in clinical cases.
Anthony Tsai Anthony Tsai National Taiwan University Hospital
Taipei Veterans General Hospital and Taipei Wanfang Hospital
An appraisal of the start of a caries lesion More
The fundamental understanding of how a caries lesion may start will affect many aspects in managing the caries disease. The presentation will focus on the sequence of conditions to start a caries lesion. There are imitations of current practice of caries risk assessment. Silver diamine fluoride may have a role in these areas.
Chun-Pin Lin Chun-Pin Lin National Taiwan University
Development of Novel 3D printed Mesoporous Calcium Silicate Scaffolds for Regenerative Endodontic Therapy More
The calcium silicate (CS) based bioceramics such as MTA has been used in endodontic therapy for twenty years with trusted results. Numerous studies have been reported successful odontoinductive and osteoinductive processes during pulp and bone healing stimulated by CS-based materials. The main disadvantages of the current technique are lacking of designed scaffolds for hosting stem cells in blood clot or releasing of growth factors, and the bioceramics only served as biocompatible restorative materials. Three-dimensional (3D)-printing techniques supply new strategies for rapid fabrication of the well-designed porous scaffolds that have been widely used as drug carriers for regenerative medicine in recent years. Our research demonstrates that the developed novel mesoporous calcium silicate 3D-printed scaffolds have great potential for regenerative endodontic therapy.
Fa-Jen Wang Fa-Jen Wang National Taiwan University and National Taiwan University Hospital
Another look at composite resin-unlocking potential of composite resin, 5 years f/u More
Thanks to advances in restorative material and adhesive techniques, several treatment options are currently available to restore anterior teeth that are not harmonious in color, shape, or size, or that have a diastema.
Liang Lin Seow In-Bog Lee Seoul National University
DIY instrumentations for Biomechanical Research in Conservative Dentistry More
Biomechanics is defined as the application of engineering principles to biological systems. In dental composite restoration, the biomechanical factors include the rheology of composite prior to cure, change in dimension and modulus of the materials during curing, polymerization shrinkage stress at bonded tooth-composite interface, cusp flexure of tooth, and the hydrodynamics of dentinal fluid flow between the cavity base and pulp. To investigate the biomechanical phenomenon, we should measure physical parameters such as length, force, mass, temperature, light intensity. In many cases, commercially available instruments could be used. However, researchers sometimes cannot not find any adequate device for a special experiment. Most measurement instruments consists of transducers (sensor and actuator), amplifier and filter, an analog to digital converter to store data on a computer. To date, there are many open source hardware and software platforms that can be used to build your own instruments. This presentation will show some DIY style instruments made in my laboratory for biomechanical research using an open source microcontroller (Arduino) and a free programming platform (Processing), and to verify the usability of those instruments with published data.
Michael Burrow Michael Burrow University of Hong Kong/University of Melbourne
The evidence and potential viability for using glass ionomer in load bearing restorations More
Glass ionomer cements (GICs) have typically been used to restore small carious lesions in incisors or the cervical region of teeth. Recently, GICs have undergone several modifications that have resulted in increased strength and wear resistance. These GICs have typically been used for ART restorations where dental facilities and basic water and power supply may be limited. However, with the introduction of these newer materials and resin coating methods, manufacturers have begun to promote the wider use of GICs for load bearing restorations in posterior teeth in a conventional clinical scenario. This talk will review the current clinical evidence with regard to where and how current GICs might be used for restoring carious lesions in posterior teeth in a load bearing situation in adult patients.
Mohan Bhuvaneswaran Mohan Bhuvaneswaran Vignesh Dental Hospital
Achieving ultimate esthetics with Composite Resin

The direct bonded restorations open up the avenues of conserving the tooth structure to the maximum extent possible. The current concepts in bonding and the best way to handle the present generation of composite in creating beautiful smiles will be discussed.
Paul Brunton Paul Brunton Univ. of Otago
New Zealand
Caries Risk Assessment
As part of clinical care its important to consider a caries risk assessment, the factors that inform such an assessment and how it should affect future treatment planning decisions. This presentation will consider this subject in some detail using clinical examples to support the protocols being advocated.
Tan Hee Hon Tan Hee Hon National University of Singapore
Pain and Dentistry – Orofacial Pain? or More than Retorative Dentistry for our Patients More
Diagnosis and management of Acute and Chronic Pain is part of Dentistry. Pain has been puzzling to Dental or Medical Healthcare Providers, and sometimes Pain can pose challenges in the management of patients. We often come across patients who have Acute or Chronic Pain, Temporomandibular Disorders, Orofacial Pain or Chronic Overlapping Pain Conditions, this presentation focuses on the interactive factors in explaining and diagnosing Chronic Orofacial Pain/ Temporomandibular Disorders and Mechanism of Pain. We can all help in the management of patients who are in “Pain”.