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Sep 3, 2021
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SUNSTAR Conversations PRO: oral care tips for caregivers

SUNSTAR CONVERSATIONS PRO is a series of online conversations in English with leading experts from the oral care field dedicated to dentists, dental assistants, hygienists, medical doctors, pharmacists and students.

On the theme of oral health challenges through different life stages, the webinars take place once a month till November when a special series of conversations will happen.

After the conversations on the specific oral needs from the pregnant woman to the aging patient (re-watch here), the 7th webinar will tackle the oral care tips to the caregivers.

In many parts of the world, life expectancy is increasing. As a result, more patients are depending on long-term care. Part of these patients are nursing home residents, but the majority are home-care recipients. In both cases, they largely depend on caregivers. But often, this concerns relatives without any form of training. As a result, oral health may often be neglected by caregivers, mostly because of the lack of awareness, knowledge, and resources. What can you do as an oral care professional to support caregivers ensuring these patients receive the best possible oral care?

Sunstar Conversations Pro - join our special session with our experts

To learn more, join our special session with our experts, Dr. Larisa Musić and Prof. dr. Falk Schwendicke.

 

October 7th, at 3:30pm CEST 

Dr. Larisa Musić:

Dr. Larisa Musić is a teaching and research assistant at the Department of Periodontology School of Dental Medicine University of Zagreb, Croatia. She obtained her undergraduate dental degree from the University of Zagreb. Having completed the speciality training programme in Periodontology at the University Hospital Centre Zagreb, Dr. Musić’s clinical focus lies in the field. She is a PhD candidate, and her clinical research centres on halitosis and its treatment. Dr. Musić ‘s other teaching and research interests include oral health and quality of life, geriatric dentistry, periodontal microbiology and adjunctive periodontal treatments. In addition, Dr. Musić serves as a communication officer and webmaster of the Croatian Society of Periodontology.

Prof. dr. Falk Schwendicke:

Professor and Head of Department, Oral Diagnostics, Digital Health and Health Services Research, Prof. dr. Schwendicke’s research focus is on data-driven dentistry, including AI, as well as dental diagnostics, cariology and restorative dentistry, preventive and public health. He has authored over 300 articles, edited various books and provided over 20 book chapters on a range of issues. He leads the topic group AI for Dental Health at the WHO/ITU, presides over the German Association for AI in Dentistry and is advisor for numerous bodies like FDI on AI for dental applications. Prof. dr. Schwendicke was awarded a range of prestigious awards, among them the Basil Bibby and Lion Award of the IADR, as well as the David Sackett Award of the German Network for Evidence-based Medicine. He serves as Associate Editor of the Journal of Dental Research. His work on AI for dental imagery analysis led to the first dental Charité spin-off, dentalXrai Ltd.

 

ABOUT SUNSTAR CONVERSATIONS PRO SERIES

After the success of  SUNSTAR CONVERSATIONS:  healthy thinking series in 2020 (re-watch here), our parent company SUNSTAR aimed to continue focusing on online education and expert knowledge sharing in 2021. That is how the concept of the SUNSTAR CONVERSATIONS PRO webinars was born, led by experts and dedicated to health professionals. In line with company’s holistic philosophy, SUNSTAR decided to focus this series on the different mouth caring requirements over the lifespan and the conditions that may occur. Each webinar is dedicated to one specific life stage, from mother’s pregnancy to childhood, adulthood and finally the aging period, and will involve two health experts who will share their experience and discuss their insights on the specific topic.   

SUNSTAR Conversations PRO infographic showing different life stages