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9th Edition of International Conference on Dentistry
and Oral Health

September 02-04, 2024 | Madrid, Spain

September 02-04, 2024 | Madrid, Spain
ICDO 2017

Susumu Nisizaki

Susumu Nisizaki, Speaker at Dentistry Conferences
University of Uruguay, Uruguay
Title: Prosthodontic Rehabilitation in Elderlies with Dysphagia by means of Piezography


Dysphagia is a swallowing disorder frequent in elderly people and increase with aging. There are a lot of local and systemic factors involved in its etiology that must be interdisciplinary diagnosed, for a best and coordinated treatment. The main impact of this disorder is the severe problem in the respiratory tract promoted by the aspiration pneumonia (aspiration of foods or oral infections) and another problem is nutrition.
Dentist-gerodontologist role is to know how to work in a team and play the correct  role in  rehabilitation and prevention of Oral Dysphagia
Observing some oncological cases will  help to understand how gerodontologist must cope with both, treatment and his responsibility in a preventive program for dysphagia. In the prosthodontic treatment it is shown  the procedure to recover and optimized oral functions, between them swallowing. An innovative multidimensional impression  is proposed to solve successfully some oncological cases. By means of Piezography technique a very good support is given to the oral muscles involved in deglutition.
Dysphagia patients because of Aging, Down Syndrome or Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, will receive a more than acceptable swallowing rehabilitation and other oral functions.  But it is also very important to emphasis the patient's esthetic and social reinsertion. By means of Piezography the patient will gain in quality of life and will recover a safe  swallowing. 
Another aspect to be remarked is Prevention of Dysphagia and its very severe consequences. For this purpose some muscular exercises are design, based on Oral Diadochokinesis and other exercises. Tongue exercises ( protrusion, lateral movements and pressure against the palate), cheek exercises (inflate the mouth and rinsing) and lips exercises (protrusion, inflate cheeks). These exercises have to be incorporated and coordinated with  other indicated by the health team, as speech therapist, nutritionist and so on. 
The objective has to be an integral program of exercises, to rehabilitate and prevent from Dysphagia. 
Not only swallowing but also the other oral functions will be improved. 
In this prevention chapter Health Literacy plays a very important role in educating not only the patient but also the family and care giver (dysphagia prevention team).
Nevertheless to these patients an Integral Oral Hygiene Care Program (OHICP) must be incorporated, because of pneumonia risk prevention.


Professor, Head of the department of Removable Prosthodontics and Gerodontology, postgraduate school, University of Uruguay, Montevideo, Uruguay
Fellow of the International College of Dentists (ICD)
Member of the Pierre Fauchard Academy
Member of the International College of Prosthodontics (ICP)
Member of the Academy of Dentistry International
Member of the European College of Gerodontology
Founder member of the Latin-American Society of Gerodontology
Member of the Royal Academic Council of Eminent Scientists
Honour member of the Argentinean Society of Geriatric Dentistry
Member of the Royal Academic Council of Eminent Scientists (International Research Promotion Council)
Medal of the city of Paris, France 1997
Scientific Merit Medal, Ecuador 2000
Medal of the University of Concepción-Chile. "For the Free Development of the Spirit" May 2010
Past president of SIPAF (Société Internationale de Prothèse Adjointe Fonctionnelle), 2006-2010
IBC (International Biographical Centre of Cambridge) Award: Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century
IRPC (International Research Promotion Council) Award: "Eminent Scientist of the Year 2003"
Nominated by the American Biographical Institute for "Great Minds of the 21st Century, 2007
Co-author of the text book "Manual of Piezography: Reproduction of the prosthodontic space", Japan's SIPAF Osaka 1999.