“Tips for Caregivers: how to support the best possible oral care?” 7.10.2021, 16:30-17:30
In many parts of the world, life expectancy is increasing. As a result, more patients are depending on long-term care. Part of these patients are nursing home residents, but the majority are home-care recipients. In both cases, they largely depend on caregivers. But often, this concerns relatives without any form of training. As a result, oral health may often be neglected by caregivers, mostly because of the lack of awareness, knowledge, and resources.
During this webinar you will learn with our experts, Dr. Larisa Musić and Prof. dr. Falk Schwendicke, what can you do as an oral care professional to support caregivers ensuring these patients receive the best possible oral care.
This is an online event. After the registration, the link to the live stream will appear on the right side.
On the day of the event, we advise you to join the stream on our YouTube channel via the button “watch on YouTube” in the left down corner of the video, to be able to interact with speakers.After the live stream, this webinar will be available on Sunstar Global YouTube channel.
Who are the speakers?
Dr. Larisa Musić is a teaching and research assistant at the Department of Periodontology School of Dental Medicine University of Zagreb, Croatia. She obtained her undergraduate dental degree from the University of Zagreb. Having completed the speciality training programme in Periodontology at the University Hospital Centre Zagreb, Dr. Musić’s clinical focus lies in the field. She is a PhD candidate, and her clinical research centres on halitosis and its treatment. Dr. Musić ‘s other teaching and research interests include oral health and quality of life, geriatric dentistry, periodontal microbiology and adjunctive periodontal treatments. In addition, Dr. Musić serves as a communication officer and webmaster of the Croatian Society of Periodontology.
Prof. dr. Falk Schwendicke is Professor and Head of Department, Oral Diagnostics, Digital Health and Health Services Research. His research focus is on data-driven dentistry, including AI, as well as dental diagnostics, cariology and restorative dentistry, preventive and public health. He has authored over 300 articles, edited various books and provided over 20 book chapters on a range of issues. He leads the topic group AI for Dental Health at the WHO/ITU, presides over the German Association for AI in Dentistry and is advisor for numerous bodies like FDI on AI for dental applications. Prof. dr. Schwendicke was awarded a range of prestigious awards, among them the Basil Bibby and Lion Award of the IADR, as well as the David Sackett Award of the German Network for Evidence-based Medicine. He serves as Associate Editor of the Journal of Dental Research. His work on AI for dental imagery analysis led to the first dental Charité spin-off, dentalXrai Ltd.
ABOUT SUNSTAR CONVERSATIONS PRO SERIES
After the success of SUNSTAR CONVERSATIONS: healthy thinking series in 2020, SUNSTAR aimed to continue focusing on online education and expert knowledge sharing in 2021. That is how the concept of the SUNSTAR CONVERSATIONS PRO webinars was born. Led by experts and dedicated to health professionals. In line with company’s holistic philosophy, SUNSTAR decided to focus this series on the different mouth caring requirements over the lifespan and the conditions that may occur.
Each webinar is dedicated to one specific life stage, from mother’s pregnancy to childhood, adulthood and finally the aging period, and will involve two health experts who will share their experience and discuss their insights on the specific topic.
This series will take place once every month until October and will end with a special session about oral care tips for care givers. The month of November will be dedicated to a series about the relationships between oral health and systemic health.
SUNSTAR is a multinational company headquartered in Switzerland and founded in 1932 in Osaka, Japan. Today, SUNSTAR is a leading global company in the Mouth & Body Care field, a major presence in the Health & Beauty Care and the Environment & Amenity business fields, and a world leader in the Safety Support & High Technology field. In the fiscal year, 2017 consolidated net sales of the SUNSTAR Group totalled 1,243 million Swiss Francs. The products and services of SUNSTAR are distributed in more than 100 countries, and the company has 4000+ employees worldwide. Under the motto “Always strive to help people everywhere achieve better health and enhance their quality of life”, SUNSTAR continuously provides high-value-added products and services all over the world.