The participation of the dentist in the oncology team
The Athens Dental Association and the School of Dentistry, Dental Oncology Unit, organized on April 28, 2007, in Athens, Greece, a Scientific Conference entitled
“The participation of the dentist in the oncology team”. The conference was met with great success and 500 dentists attended.
The President of the Dental Association Mr. A. Katsikis remarked that “Dental Oncology” comprises a new horizon for the dental profession, while the Dean of the School, Professor A. Doukoudakis highlighted the importance of the Dental Oncology in education of the dental students and dentists. He also mentioned that the Unit of Forensic Dentistry, the Clinic of Orofacial Pain and the Clinic of Hospital Dentistry (which includes the Oncology Unit), are the new developments of the School, in terms of education and social offer.
Scientists, experts in their field, were invited as lecturers. Douglas Peterson and Cesar Migliorati, who lectured on mucositis and jaw bone necrosis respectively, were the international invited experts, kindly supported by MGI Pharma and Novartis.
The social program included a cruise to the islands and a visit to Delphi. The advice of the oracle about the next steps was taken. The conference was widely publicised in the Greek dental journals and the concept of supportive care of the oral cavity in cancer was highlighted.