INVITATION TO AN EXCEPTIONAL FREE EVENT

Dear colleagues,

 

due to the pandemic situation, we decided to postpone the BFOA conference ‘Bite puzzle: from (not) raising the bite height to the facial (a)symmetries’ to 24-25 March 2022.

 

However, we are doctors and we never stop working! So I kindly invite everyone to join a special FREE virtual event on April 13 (Tuesday) from 6 to 7.30 pm (Lithuania time GMT+2). Together with the occlusion guru from Germany Stefan Schunke we will discuss (in English) the guarantees of the longevity of restorations. I trust that this discussion will ease the wait for next year’s conference, in which we will be solving the occlusal rebus already in a group of three: we will be joined by the perfectionist dental technician Raimundas Bagdonas.

 

Most dentists believe that after restorative cementation, it is necessary to make a bite splint, so that the result of the procedure doesn’t crack and remains functional for many years. Unfortunately, it sometimes happens that patients do not use the splint every night… What does this result in? They come back to us with broken ceramic restorations or chipped teeth that had been restored in another way.

 

Imagine you have cemented 32 or 28 new teeth to your patient, or rebuilt them directly with the help of composite. And the patient cannot (or does not want to) wear a protective bite splint overnight. How to manage such situations safely?

 

In my opinion, the highest quality dental work is one that gives a result which remains impeccable for long years WITHOUT any splints and NO chipping.

 

I am certain that after completing dental work, the most objective way to assess its quality and predict its longevity is with the help of the Brux Checker splint. Therefore, this discussion will reveal how to accurately diagnose ‘dangerous dental contacts’ that eventually cause muscle hypertonia and chipped restorative work.

 

Let us return to the beginning. In Lithuania, we all learned the tricks of occlusion from HIM – the famous German master dental technician Stefan Schunke. This could be confirmed by well-known Lithuanian dental technicians, such as Raimundas Bagdonas, Ramunė Petkelienė or Rolandas Andrijauskas. This would be also acknowledged by Dr Adomas Auškalnis. And I admit that myself. Therefore, dear colleagues, I am excited to invite you not to miss this exceptional opportunity and to have a sip from the purest source of knowledge, FREE OF CHARGE. We look forward to seeing you at our exclusive virtual event on April 13th.

 

Your sincerely,

BFOA President Dr Giedrė Kobs

 

 

 

A link to the discussion broadcast will be sent to those who register at https://cutt.ly/BFOA0413.

For more information, please get in touch via +370 656 95565 or info@bfoa.lt

BFOA conference. BITE PUZZLE: FROM (NOT) RAISING THE BITE HEIGHT TO THE FACIAL (A)SYMMETRIES

Lecturers

Dr Giedrė Kobs (Lithuania), president of BFOA, one of the few specialists in conservative treatment of temporomandibular joint disorders and the first-mover of orthotropics in the Baltic states.

Dental technician Raimundas Bagdonas (Lithuania), buvęs ilgametis Lietuvos dantų technikų sąjungos prezidentas, vienas Baltijos funkcinės odontologijos asociacijos steigėjų, keramikos restauracijų gamybos specialistas, vedantis praktinius mokymus dantų technikams ir skaitantis pranešimus konferencijose įvairiomis keramikos restauracijų gamybos temomis.

Master dental technician Stefan Schunke (Germany), specialist in function and occlusion, direct follower of the world’s authoritative Heinz Polz School with a special focus on bite morphology, linking bite to human posture and lifestyle.

 

When

24–25.03.2022 (Thursday–Friday). In English with simultaneous interpretation into Russian.

24.03.2022, 14.00–18.00 o’clock, registration from 13.30 o’clock,

25.03.2022, 10.00–18.00 o’clock, registration from 9.30 o’clock.

 

 

 

Where

“Baltic Beach Hotel“, Jūras iela 23/25, Jurmala, Latvia

 

For

General practitioners, dentist specialists, dental technicians

 

Description

To raise a bite or not to raise? This is the main and often question we face in our daily work. In this conference you will hear concentrated theoretical knowledge with a wealth of practical examples and tips on bite raising and correction of facial asymmetries.

Dr Giedrė Kobs and dental technician Raimundas Bagdonas, who have worked together on numerous patient cases over more than 15 years, will introduce the indications, when it is possible or even necessary to raise the bite and when it is strictly forbidden to do that. The main occlusal keys will be presented as well.

The loss of occlusal bite hight is often accompanied not only by loss of the structures of the occlusal surfaces, but also by the distortion of symmetry of the teeth or face. Because of the deep and distalized bite it is difficult for the dentists and dental technicians to bring back the healthy occlusal contacts. The function-specialist dental technician Stefan Schunke will reveal the key aspects of facial asymmetry treatment:

  • teach you how to rebuild the facial center in accordance with the teeth;
  • introduce in detail the static and functional occlusion of each tooth.

 Program

24.03.2022, Thursday:

13.30 – 14.00 Registration

14.00 – 16.00 Dr Giedrė Kobs: Bite raising by filling. When it is allowed to raise the bite and when it is strictly prohibited. The most important anatomical secrets of occlusal keys from the point of view of a prostodontist.

Dental technician Raimundas Bagdonas: Bite raising by filling. When it is allowed to raise the bite and when it is strictly prohibited. The most important anatomical secrets of occlusal keys from the point of view of a dental technician.

16.00 – 16.30 Coffee break

16.30 – 18.00 Dr Giedrė Kobs and dental technician Raimundas Bagdonas: Secrets of the successful long-term work experience.

20.00 A cozy reception and a jolly disco

 

25.03.2022, Friday:

Master dental technician Stefan Schunke: Connection between teeth and facial asymmetries, straightening of facial asymmetries by restoring of the static and functional occlusion.

 

10:00 – 11:30 Conference

11:30 – 12:00 Coffee break

12:00 – 13:30 Conference

13:30 – 14:30 Lunch

14:30 – 16:00 Conference

16:00 – 16:30 Coffee break

16:30 – 18:00 Conference

 

Price

Payment deadline 01.01.2022:

BFOA members* – 250 Eur, later –  305 Eur

Without membership – 390 Eur, later –  445 Eur

Students – 190 Eur, later – 245 Eur

Evening reception and disco – 90 Eur

Please inform us, if you are a vegetarian or have other special dietary needs when registering.

 

Special price for conference participants at Baltic Beach Hotel: standard room 86 Eur / n., deluxe room 106 Eur / n. Reservation by e-mail:  ssm@balticbeach.lv. Promo code: BFOA.

 

Payment

Bank transfer specifying “Payment for conference 25-26th March 2021, name, surname, cell number”:

 

Baltic Functional Odontology Association

Company code 304146386

IBAN: LT62 7044 0600 0806 6957

SWIFT: CBVILT2X

Bank code 70440

Bank: SEB bankas

 

Organizer

Baltic Functional Odontology Association

More information and registration: mob. +370 656 95565, e-mail info@bfoa.lt 

 

 

* If you want to become a member of BFOA, please transfer your annual membership fee 95 Eur and provide your name, surname, cell number:

 

Baltijos Funkcinės Odontologijos Asociacija

J.Balcikonio g. 3-295, LT-08247 Vilnius, Lithuania

Company code 304146386

IBAN: LT62 7044 0600 0806 6957

SWIFT: CBVILT2X

Bank code 70440

Bank: SEB bankas

 

Please note!

In accordance with the legislation, the membership’s fee in public organizations should be paid by the members of the organization (natural persons). In case of paying the membership’s fee by a legal person, the invoice will not be issued.

 

More information about the Baltic Functional Odontology Association: www.bfoa.lt.

 

BFOA conference: THE SHORTEST PATH TO A WELL-FUNCTIONING BITE OR HOW TO FIT IN ALL 32 TEETH IN THE MOUTH

Lecturers

Dr Simon Wong (Australia), dentist, who has developed the Good Oral Posture exercises program ‘GoPex’. Within a radius of thousands of kilometers, you will not find another expert so well-versed in managing facial growth for the correct children’s facial features This also helps to prevent the occurrence of many chronic illnesses such as allergic rhinitis, sleep apnoea, TMD etc.

Dr Derek Mahony (Australia), orthodontist with worldwide reputation in offering early interceptive orthodontic treatment. In his research work he linked bit anomalies and breathing with sleep apnoea, ADHD and other serious illnesses.

When

In English

10/11-05-2019 (Friday and Saturday) 10:00, registration from 9:30 

 

Where

Dr. G. Kobs odontologijos klinika, J. Balčikonio g. 3-294, Vilnius, Lithuania

 

For

General dentists, paediatric dentists, oral surgeons, orthodontists

 

Description

Some old and difficult questions are still unanswered:

  • When the most early we can identify functional bite disorders?
  • Which treatment method is the most efficient for them?
  • Should the treatment start already in the primary dentition?
  • Or should we wait for adolescence, or just leave it, if the patient does not complain?

The link between irregular bite and functional disorders with sleep apnoea
(even in child age), respiratory illnesses, inexplicable headaches, and
TMD are increasingly noticeable. Do we like it or not, all dentists have to become
function specialists, who look broader than just their narrow area of
specialization.

The best bite and function specialists from Australia will present many new challenges for the modern dentistry (especially for children and adolescents). They will reveal how to restore and stabilize the functioning of the orofacial system in the long term.

 

10-05-2019 Dr Simon Wong „Early intervention into facial development – the way to the correct bite “

Dr Simon Wong is a guru of early functional treatment. He has developed a unique GOPex system with special exercises for oral muscles, posture and breathing. GOPex combined with removable orthotropic-orthodontic appliances, has already saved hundreds of young patients from orthodontic treatment with braces. Years of experience and results of his work prove in 100%, that all 32 teeth can fit in each child’s mouth. Only a few simple rules are required to reach this:

  • if a predisposition for an irregular bite is diagnosed, start the treatment as early as possible;
  • eliminate harmful habits (breathing through the mouth, irregular posture, etc.);
  • constantly motivate patients and their parents, emphasizing that without their efforts the treatment will not be successful.

You will see, which results this treatment method gives: the lecturer will present 100 fully documented facial growth management (orthotropic) cases.

 

The usual practice in Lithuanian is to start with bite correction at age of 12-18 years. Dr Wong is however confident, that it is actually already too late to form the face, that was encoded in the child’s genes. This doctor starts the treatment in Australia at very young age and achieves fascinating results only by motivating and teaching patients and their parents (if necessary, adapting removable appliances).

 

11-05-2019 Dr Derek MahonyThe Crucial role of orthodontics in the multidisciplinary treatment of paediatric OSA”

Dr Derek Mahony is treating obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) for many decades. In his PhD study he followed almost 4000 children. The purpose of the study was to see what combination of treatments would most reduce the impact of sleep disordered breathing for children between ages of 7-9 years. Based on the signs and symptoms of sleep disordered breathing problems all patients had the standard orthodontic records of study casts, X-rays/CBCTs, extra oral and intra oral photographs, as well as a baseline sleep study (PSG). 21 (0,5 %) patients PSG studies showed no OSA. The other 99 % were suffering from mild to moderate sleep apnoea!

The patients were assigned to 5 groups. The fifth group was a control group who did not receive any treatment. Other groups were treated: 1) ENT surgery only; 2) ENT surgery and Myofunctional therapy, with a night time appliance (myobrace) (MFT); 3) ENT surgery and orthopaedics/orthodontics; 4) ENT surgery, orthopaedics/orthodontics, MFT and a night-time appliance (myobrace).

Sleep studies were performed for all patients, at baseline, and then after ENT intervention, after orthopaedic treatment, and finally after MFT. By comparing the results, the best outcome, for RDI reduction, was obtained when ENT surgery, myofunctional therapy and orthodontic therapy were used. Complete resolution of OSA, in children, requires appropriate orthodontic treatment, such as maxillary development, maxillary protraction, and mandibular translation. 

Dr D. Mahony will present in detail, how to:

1) compare different combined treatment modalities for the treatment of paediatric OSA;

2) include orthodontics in treatment plans for paediatric OSA;

3) identify the relationship between malocclusions and SDB in children;

4) review the common ENT procedures that help restore nasal breathing in children;

5) summarize the most favourable dentofacial orthopaedic treatment outcomes for these children, once their nasal airway has been improved;

6) compare stability of their improved airway with and without MFT.

  

Schedule

  9:30 – 10:00 Registration   

10:00 – 11:30 Conference

11:30 – 12:00 Coffee break

12:00 – 13:30 Conference

13:30 – 14:30 Lunch

14:30 – 16:00 Conference

16:00 – 16:30 Coffee break

16:30 – 18:00 Conference

 

Price

Special price only for BFOA members* 360 Eur, or only 300 Eur for payments till 15-03-2019

Without BFOA membership 710 Eur, or only 650 Eur for payments till 15-03-2019

Interns 620 Eur, or only 560 Eur for payments till 15-03-2019

Students 480 Eur, or only 420 Eur for payments till 15-03-2019

 

Payment

Bank transfer specifying ‘Payment for symposium 10–11th May 2019, name, surname, cell number’:

Baltijos Funkcinės Odontologijos Asociacija

J.Balcikonio g. 3-295, LT-08247 Vilnius, Lithuania

Company code 304146386

IBAN: LT62 7044 0600 0806 6957

SWIFT: CBVILT2X

Bank code 70440

Bank: SEB bankas

 

Organizer

Baltijos Funkcinės Odontologijos Asociacija

More information and registration: tel. 8 656 95565 or e-mail info@bfoa.lt

 

 

* If you want to become a member of Baltic Functional Odontology Association, please transfer your annual membership fee 95 Eur and provide your name, surname, cell number:

 

Baltijos Funkcinės Odontologijos Asociacija

J.Balcikonio g. 3-295, LT-08247 Vilnius, Lithuania

Company code 304146386

IBAN: LT62 7044 0600 0806 6957

SWIFT: CBVILT2X

Bank code 70440

Bank: SEB bankas

 

Please note!

In accordance with the legislation, the membership’s fee in public organizations should be paid by the members of the organization (natural persons). In case of paying the membership’s fee by a legal person, the invoice will not be issued.

 

More information about the Baltic Functional Odontology Association: www.bfoa.lt