An online scientific forum Stomatology 2020 opened Russian Health Care Week

07 / 12 / 2020

Today an extensive programme of the Russian Health Care Week 2020 events started. It runs online from December 7 to 11. 

One of the first opened events was the 22nd Annual Scientific Forum Stomatology 2020, organised by the Central Research and Development Institute of Stomatology and Maxillofacial Surgery of the Russian Ministry of Health Care and EXPOCENTRE AO. It is attended by leading specialists who share their experience, vision of existing problems, assessment of the latest developments and professional recommendations.

The participants consider large number of practical issues related to the main topic of the Forum - Modern Achievements in Pediatric Maxillofacial Surgery and Dentistry. 

The Head of the Department, Natalia Starikova, shared her ten-year experience of working with colleagues at the Central Research and Development Institute of Stomatology and Maxillofacial Surgery (Moscow). In particular, she said that the department currently treats 1,640 patients with facial malformations aged from one month to 18 years. The largest group is children with cleft lip and palate.

Marina Egorova, Head of the Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry Course at the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Hospital Surgical Dentistry of the Faculty of Advanced Medical Studies of the Vladimirsky Moscow Regional Research Clinical Institute, told about the organisation of interdisciplinary assistance to children with congenital facial diseases in the Moscow region. According to her, a big problem in the work of maxillofacial surgery centres is not only a personnel issue in Russia. Despite the desire of many dentists to learn the profession of orthodontist, not everyone is ready for this. This is due, in particular, to the lack of highly specialised training as part of initial retraining of at least 544 hours, which must be implemented in practice, says the expert.

Maria Chernobrovkina, an orthodontist at the Dispensary Centre for Treatment of Children with Facial Anomalies at the Turner Medical Research Centre for Child Traumatology and Orthopaedics (St. Petersburg), devoted her speech to the experience of application of scientific and technical developments in complex rehabilitation of children with congenital cleft facial area.

In the course of the online discussion, well-known practitioners discussed the treatment of infants with Pierre Robin sequence, the results of early orthopaedics treatment of infants with unilateral cleft lip and palate using computer technology, comprehensive dental treatment of children and adolescents with maxillofacial neoplasms, modern approaches to the treatment of children and adolescents with dental trauma and other important topics. 

The Russian Health Care Week 2020 programme includes around 30 major events involving representatives of federal authorities, the medical community, manufacturers of medical equipment and rehabilitation facilities, associations and foundations.

The Russian Health Care Week 2020 programme of online events:

Press Service, EXPOCENTRE AO