Report on Special Seminar on SMART an alternative restorative method for carious teeth

Date and time
6th, January, 2012 17:00 (Fri)
Small conference room, Niigata University Faculty of Dentistry

As part of the course in Global Oral Health Science, the Human Resource Development Program for International Initiative, a special seminar was organized

Abstract 1

SMART - Dental Restoration for Primary Dentition

by Prof. Prathip Phantumvanit (Founder Dean of Faculty of Dentistry, Thammasat University, Thailand)

SMART: a Simplified and Modified Atraumatic Restorative Treatment is a method to remove caries and minimal cavity preparation using only hand instruments and fill it with glass ionomer cement, can be applied to restorative treatment of primary teeth. With reviewing a lot of articles, the method is showed to obtain sufficient effect comparable to composite resin fillings and amalgam fillings (still main treatment for primary teeth in Thailand), without inducing fear of children.

Abstract 2

Application of (SM) ART - For aging population and handicapped children

Prof. Yupin Songpaisan (Visiting Professor, Niigata University)

SMART makes us it possible to do mass screening and simultaneous treatment of many patients, even though at nursing home, disabled facilities and refugee camps because we don’t need any advanced dental devices such as engine and light curing unit. And practical mobile settings were shown by schemes and photos.

Lectures and discussions were in English, many questions were made from audiences, including graduate students.

Lecture of Professor Prathip Phantumvanit

Lecture of Professor Yupin Songpaisan

Questions from the graduate student

Discussion with Professor Miyazaki

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