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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 2019

David Gillam

David Gillam, Speaker at Dental Conferences
Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom
Title: Minimally invasive techniques in periodontology


Minimally invasive dentistry has been defined as a concept that preserves both the hard tissues (dentition) and the supporting soft tissue structures (gingiva and periodontal tissues) and includes both non-surgical and surgical techniques and procedures. The implementation of minimally invasive procedures such as Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS), Minimally Invasive Surgical Techniques (MIST), Modified Minimally Invasive Surgical Techniques (M-MIST) in Periodontology have also been developed to minimise the surgical trauma experienced by the patient and to reduce the duration of the surgical procedures. These procedures included minimal incisions and flap reflection and careful handling of the hard and soft tissues as well as the use of instruments such as operating microscopes, magnifying lenses, microsurgical instruments and materials. The aim of this presentation is to provide an overview of the current use of minimally invasive techniques and procedures in the non-surgical and surgical management of periodontal disease(s).


I graduated from Edinburgh Dental School in 1977 and have been involved in Dentistry over the last 40 years. I have worked in both clinical practice and in University Dental Hospitals as well as in Industry (1998-2001) initially with SmithKline Beecham and subsequently with Block Drug Company. From 2003 to 2008 I worked with a Clinical Research Organization and currently I am a Senior Clinical Lecturer in Periodontology at the Bart's and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry QMUL in London (2009-). My main interests are in the area of the Management of Dentine Hypersensitivity and I have published over 85 papers on a number of dental topics as well as contributing to several book chapters.