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8th Edition of International Conference on Dentistry
and Oral Health

August 24-26, 2023

August 24-26, 2023 | London, UK
ICDO 2022

David Gillam

David Gillam, Speaker at Dental Conferences
Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom
Title: The Use of Chemotherapeutics in Dental Practice: An Overview


The use of both therapeutic and cosmetic products is widely used in dentistry and these products may play an adjunctive role in maintaining oral health. For practical purposes these products can be placed into the following categories, namely: )1dental caries prevention, 2) reduction of sensitivity, 3) reduction of calculus formation, 4) formation, reduction of gingivitis, and 5) tooth whitening effect(s). The use of chemical rinses for the prevention and/or control has been documented in the published literature and have been beneficial in reducing the impact of oral bacteria prior, during and following treatment. There are several therapeutic rinses that have been used for home use and these include 1) Phenolic-Related Essential Oils, 2) Triclosan, 3) Chlorhexidine, 4) Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (Cetylpyridinium Chloride), 5) Oraldene, 6) Paradontax, 7) Miscellaneous including herbal extracts, Chlorine Dioxide, oxygenating agents, enzymes, metal salts. The efficacy of these products as reported in the published literature will be reviewed to determine whether any claims associated with these products can be supported. The information included in this presentation may be used as a resource when discussing which products would be beneficial in the treatment of dental conditions.


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.