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13.08.2017

Student Camp, Portugal

For one week 36 dental students from over 15 countries gathered on the beautiful Portuguese coast and underwent iTOP training and surf lessons. The camp was a huge success and we are happy to grow the community - one student at the time.

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20.08.2017

Us from iTOP wish a bright smile Sunday. #SmileSunday

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12.07.2017

Student Camp, Ecuador

For the first time, dental students from México, Ecuador, Colombia and Brasil got together to listen and learn about iTOP. For a week redsiding just 90 minutes from Quito, the training was paired with many fun outdoor acitvities and even more memories.

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18.08.2017

News on past and upcoming events? Everything can be found on our continuously improving website www.itop-dental.com :)

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12.06.2017

To what extent is prevention addressed in dental education?

It is that time of the year when students are busy finishing their semester at the dental school. For first-semester students, the next five to six years will be filled with courses on anatomy, pharmacology, radiology, and all aspects of dental restorative methods and treatments.

While endodontics, periodontics and oral surgery remain important, one area in dental education has seemingly increased in relevance: preventive dentistry. European and North American universities are beginning to include proper oral hygiene techniques in their dental curricula. Dental students will therefore focus more on prophylaxis, but probably not in the near future.

Since the introduction of dentistry as an academic field, the focus has naturally been on restoring damage to the soft and hard tissue. However, an increasing number of departments of preventative dentistry are studying the means and methods of oral disease prevention, the oral health status of the population, as well as knowledge, attitudes and behaviour regarding oral health. In addition, growing research in biological science and epidemiology within the last decades has enhanced understanding of disease prevention. However, some of the research on oral health and its consequences for systemic health has yet to find its way into today’s textbooks. Furthermore, preventative dentistry in the curriculum of most European universities constitutes only two credits. At British and American universities, however, some dental faculties have begun to recognise the central role of prevention. 

“There has been an increase in curriculum time on prevention,” said Prof. Gary Cheung, Associate Dean and Clinical Professor in Endodontology at the University of Hong Kong’s Faculty of Dentistry in China. “A few years ago, we added about 12 hours of prevention clinic and consolidated and formed a cariology course of about 15 hours that has a strong focus on caries prevention. Throughout the dental school’s curriculum, seminars on health promotion teach disease prevention.” Referring to the situation at the University of Michigan’s School of Dentistry in the US, Dr Carol Anne Murdoch-Kinch, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs said: “We have always stressed the importance of prevention in our dental education programs. Our students have been taught the importance of fully understanding the etiology of dental disease, in order to practice primary, secondary and tertiary prevention for all oral diseases. Because this is so important, principles of prevention are integrated fully within all of our courses in our curriculum, and our students must demonstrate competency in applying these principles during patient assessment, diagnosis and treatment planning and treatment provision. Disease risk assessment is a relatively new competency introduced over the past two decades and is now taught for all the common and important diseases in dentistry.” 

Education in preventative dentistry has indeed become an integral part of the dental curriculum. In 2012, researchers at the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine at Boston University published an article titled “The paradigm shift to prevention and its relationship to dental education”. In their paper, the authors remarked, “[D]espite the explosive growth in high-quality scientific evidence, it may be surprising to recognize the extent to which evidence-based preventive practices have yet to be successfully disseminated and fully implemented”. Apart from this initial paradigm shift, a coherent transition to a true prevention-based practice has not been realised. For evidence-based preventative approaches to become reality in the long term, the dental education community would need to increasingly use technology transfer and disseminate new practice models. Clearly, the surgical model of corrective and reparative treatment will not switch immediately to an approach that concentrates on diagnosis, early intervention and prevention, but this new paradigm will eventually be accepted and recognised as part of daily practice in modern dentistry. According to the authors, “The dental education community is ideally poised to take a leadership role in shifting the practice paradigm to prevention.”

Prevention in European education 
Prevention has been an integral focus of the Association for Dental Education in Europe. Already in 1983, the annual meeting discussed the impact of prevention on dental education, as well as new teaching concepts in preventative dentistry. In 1990, the meeting in Budapest in Hungary discussed basic sciences in dental and medical education, as well as changing aspects of preventative dentistry in dental education. During the 2016 meeting in Barcelona in Spain in August, association secretary general Dr Maria Cristina Manzanares explained: “The future dental practitioner will play an essential role not only in the prevention of dental pathologies, such as caries and oral cancer, but also as a member of multidisciplinary teams caring for the general health of our populations. Prevention, diagnosis and treatment of global health problems, such as non-communicable diseases and rare diseases, require the competencies of dental professionals.” 

A number of posters on preventative education were shown at the Barcelona event. Among these was one from the University of Bucharest titled “Changes of oral health-related knowledge after an interactive education lesson led by dental students”. It discussed the impact of dental students explaining the risk of protective factors against tooth decay and proper toothbrushing techniques to 14-year-olds. A questionnaire before and after the lesson concluded that knowledge of proper toothbrushing increased from less than 5 per cent to 63 per cent. A similar increase in knowledge was observed regarding the role of fluoride toothpaste. However, knowledge of the importance of dental appointments and the role of toothbrushing did not change significantly (82 per cent vs 85 per cent and 81 per cent vs 94 per cent, respectively). Whether this knowledge is adequate to effect behavioural change is not known. 

Mechanical plaque control and change of habits
A special interest group workshop, hosted by Swiss oral health care products’ manufacturer Curaden, sought to provide answers in this regard. Under the title “A different approach: A hands-on preventive dentistry curriculum”, two speakers discussed examples of education in preventative dentistry in dental schools and, more importantly, ways of achieving long-term behavioural change in oral hygiene habits. Dr Isabel Martínez Lizán, a professor at the University of Barcelona, spoke about the necessity of oral hygiene knowledge among dental students. “We have situations when patients think that the oral health of dentists is excellent, but it is actually not. Dentists know the best tools, practise the best technique and seem to clean all their tooth perfectly, but they increasingly have gingival recession, abrasion and hypersensitivity.” One major reason for this has been the current dental curriculum, which is focused on restorative techniques. Lectures deliver the knowledge, but only a culture of self-directed learning will be successful in today’s society, said Martínez Lizán. 

What does self-directed learning mean exactly? “The content of the dental curriculum should address today’s needs in dentistry. We need to have more hands-on workshops which focus on individual training. Schools should also ensure that the curriculum is based on scientific evidence and best practices. Early contact between patients and first- to second-year students should take place,” said Martínez Lizán. 

She then highlighted that prevention should be applied in all aspects of dental education and include hands-on training, which has to be repeated and assessed. “Prevention needs to be trained. At university, it is important to learn clinical competencies. We have to try to find the best tools for learning and practising good oral hygiene—and this starts with the student. Academics and students sometimes do not think about their own oral health. They might not like or recommend the interdental brush just because they have never practised with it. When you learn from books, you cannot learn by touch, but once you feel it, and repeat it, you understand it.” 

Currently, Martínez Lizán offers two seminars on preventative and community dentistry, which she integrated into the university’s curriculum. The courses include biofilm structure, oral hygiene tools and techniques, and patient motivation. Her students explore interdental spaces with interdental brushes and clean their own teeth and their interdental spaces. First-semester students are asked to attend the courses again in two years and examine the brushing technique of at least two patients. In her department, students have been eager to learn about prevention. “Oral hygiene is key to preventing oral disease and ensuring good oral health. Oral hygiene means mechanical plaque control, disruption of biofilm and acquisition of good habits,” she explained and added, “First, you have to do it very well before showing it to others.” 

The teaching of prevention would be more effective if early clinical exposure was incorporated, Martínez Lizán continued. First-year dental students would be in contact with patients, thereby enhancing learning about health, illnesses and diseases. Whether in the classroom or hospital, these patient encounters could lead to early understanding of diseases among dental students. Through early clinical exposure, dental students could acquire a more thorough understanding of disease prevention and the promotion of health. Once students have met stroke patients, they will understand the necessity of preventing periodontal inflammatory disease from affecting the cardiovascular system or possibly also the cranial nerves. “Early contact between patients and dental students should take place. You take all students into account: from the first to the last semester. First- and second-semester students are excited to see the patient close to them, but they are also afraid. This should not be the case.” 

Prevention means education 
Dr Jiri Sedelmayer, the second speaker at the workshop, lectured at the University of Hamburg from 1982 until 2011. Before and during his academic career, he provided emergency dental services in hospitals. “I had a lot of patients at night, normal people such as teachers and lawyers with rotten teeth. Children were crying because of pain. As representatives of a medical field, how can we allow that to happen?” He continued that few, if any, textbooks on dentistry state that a toothbrush has to have a small head with dense and soft bristles in order to be acceptable to patients and non-traumatic to the gingivae. Furthermore, in this regard, only individual training, repetition and motivation can lead to long-term success. 

Sedelmayer advocates that his long-term strategy, called individually trained oral prophylaxis, be introduced into the dental curriculum in order to achieve correct mechanical plaque control and a change in oral hygiene habits. Implementing this approach in dental education will take time. Furthermore, according to him, examinations on prevention should be a prerequisite in order to graduate in dentistry. “Just as you need good periodontists and endodontists for the basic and advanced courses, instructors for preventative dentistry too need to be trained to examine students,” he stated. Currently, he offers a six-week training course at Charles University in Prague in the Czech Republic. First-year students practise oral hygiene every Wednesday. In the seventh week, his students have to pass a test in order to complete the course.

In summary, prevention means education. Individual care and motivation of each patient and dental student should be the focus of dental education. As the scientific evidence on preventative measures and their cost-effectiveness grows, prevention will help meet the challenge of chronic (oral) disease. How long it will take for the curriculum to devote more hours to preventative dentistry is unknown, but what is clear is that future dentists will learn more about the relationship between oral health and systemic health. They will learn more about the billions of oral bacteria that are hidden in interdental spaces. They will learn more about the association between periodontitis and cardiovascular disease, as well as diabetes, asthma, low birth weight and osteoporosis. Future dentists will recognise that an oral wound should be treated in the same way as other wounds. With this knowledge, dentists will be able to motivate themselves and their patients in order to achieve prevention.”

Source: http://www.dental-tribune.com/articles/specialities/dental_hygiene/32620...

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14.08.2017

If you looked this satisfied in your last iTOP during Touch to Teach, you should probably apply for the upcoming ITOP Teacher Seminar.

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23.05.2017

iTOP Teacher Vietnam

What a succesfull 4-day training in Vietnam with 23 participants from 8 different countries. Well done!

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10.08.2017

Attending our international iTOP Advanced seminar is an experience. Apply now: http://www.itop-dental.com/de/seminar-detail/2188

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02.05.2017

iTOP for Students, Prague

The future of dentistry met for anothre iTOP for Students in the freezy city of Prague to listen to Jiri Sedelmayer and learn about individually trained oral prophylaxis.

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07.08.2017

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11.04.2017

iTOP Teacher Seminar 2017

Another successful iTOP Teacher seminar took place during the first weekend in April in Prague (CZ). Participants from over 12 countries flew in and listened to Jiri Sedelmayer and the Instructor team during the four days.

 

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22.08.2017

Have you got a smile as big as this brushes? Then apply now for ITOP for Students in November.

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22.03.2017

iTOP at IDS Cologne 2017

Our German and International iTOP team is giving it's all at this years International Dental Show in Cologne. Come and stop by at the CURADEN booth, Hall 11.3. We are excited to meet many of you.

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20.08.2017

'Guidance' is the name of the game in iTOP - even more with students.

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06.03.2017

A personal story by RDH Raheleh Mahtabpour

Dental Tribune met with Iranian dental hygienist Raheleh Mahtabpour during AEEDC in Dubai for an interview.

I have always been very passionate about dental hygiene education and spreading oral health and hygiene awareness in schools in Dubai. Not only do I love the interaction with my patients, but I also continue to learn from them and with them every day. One topic has been of particular importance to me: individually trained oral prophylaxis.

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18.08.2017

You can take your brush anywhere. Correction! You NEED to take your brush & IDB everywhere you go.

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08.02.2017

Dr Rosenberg about prevention with kids

Paris-based paediatric dentist Dr Dominique Rosenberg met with Dental Tribune International during ADF Congrès in Paris and shared her experiences with young patients and preventive topics.

«As dental professionals, we have to educate both children and parents in order to prevent decay, orthodontic problems and so on,» says Dr Dominique Rosenberg during her interview with DTI.

To read the full interview, click here.

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16.08.2017

We still got empty spots! Join our next ITOP for Students in November in Prague. Apply on www.curadenstudentcamps.com

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01.02.2017

Application for iTOP for Student

Registration for the iTOP for Students during 27th to 30th of April has started. The Seminar will be taking place in Prague (CZ) and is open for dental students and dental professionals who have graduated within the last two years at any European university.

Application can be sent in via www.curaprox.com/ch-de/studentcamp

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15.08.2017

After brushing your teeth with your toothbrush 30% of your mouth is still not clean. Look close to reach all the gaps.

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28.01.2017

iTOP Symposium 2017

For the third time already TOP Instructors and Lectureres got together for the annual iTOP Symposium. During two out of three days, they did their Recall and recaliberated techniques and instructional skills. On Saturday we enjoyed some discussion on the future of iTOP globally.

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04.01.2017

Prof Denis Bourgeois in interview with DTI

In a two part interview with Dental Tribune International French university professor Denis Bourgeois talks about necessity of oral care prevention and how to implement it into a clinical structure.

In a two part interview French university professor Denis Bourgeois talks about oral care prevention. In the first part published on Dental Tribune online, he touches on the necessity of interdental brushes to maintain good oral health. He then continues on topic of implementation of knowledge into a clinical setting and how to effectively instruct patients during a visit at the dental office.

Both articles can be read online via Dental Tribune International: Why interdental brushes are essential for good oral health and Proving effective oral instructions in a clinical setting.

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10.11.2016

Interview in DTI with Dr Teresa Fehrenbach

Polish dentist Dr Teresa Fehrenbach has worked in her field since 1980 and has been involved in a programme on individually trained oral prophylaxis for nearly 12 years. Dental Tribune Online spoke with Fehrenbach about her work, prophylaxis in dentistry, and her ideas on promoting its importance.

Full article to be found HERE.

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07.11.2016

iTOP at Universidad de los Hemisferios

iTOP Advanced at University in Ecuador

We are happy to announce, that Unviersidad de los Hemisferios will implenemt iTOP in the Curriculum of the University.

To reach the standart of iTOP Training for their students, a 3 day seminar was held to train the teachers of the university. The university hosted the seminar with the international iTOP Lecturer Lucie Sedelmayer, Catherine Schubert, Carlos Molina and Francisco Molina as well as Ana Piedad Delgado and Daniel Guel.

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12.10.2016

Interview with Edith Maurer, Swiss RDH and iTOP Lecturer

Edith Maurer Mütsch is a dental hygienist at prophylaxis-oriented practices in Reinach (in the canton of Basel-Landschaft) and Basel in Switzerland. She came to the country from the Netherlands in 1978, secured a job at a private practice and became actively involved in the profession in the local area. Yet, after almost 30 years as a dental hygienist, she decided she wanted to develop her skills further and went in search of a new challenge, which she found as an iTOP (individually trained oral prophylaxis) trainer and an employee of Curaden Switzerland. In this interview, she explains why being involved in iTOP is as enjoyable to her today as ever.

Dental Tribune International: Ms Maurer Mütsch, you teach the iTOP system at universities, but you also present the iTOP philosophy and method to colleagues and dentists. On a personal level, you had been working as a dental hygienist for decades before you decided to focus on prophylaxis. What prompted this change of approach? 
Edith Maurer Mütsch: Everyone thinks they clean their teeth perfectly, of course. I used to think exactly the same thing myself. I have been a dental hygienist for 40 years. I gained my degree in 1976 and worked at an orthodontic practice and a periodontal practice in the Netherlands. Then I asked myself: where do I want to go? At that time, prophylaxis was not a major topic yet, of course, but I had always been interested in it. After a couple of years in Holland, I moved to Basel in 1978. Training for dental hygienists had only been available there for two years. I worked for various dental practices.

And after a few years had passed, you thought that you wanted to do something different?
Yes, I liked working with patients, but I wanted to do more to help the general public, so I became involved in the Swiss Dental Hygienists association, Zahnmännli healthy teeth campaign and Zahn-Bus mobile dental prophylaxis scheme. In 2004, my attention was drawn to an advert for an oral hygiene promoter for CURAPROX and I learnt about Dr Jiri Sedelmayer and his iTOP philosophy. He gave a 1-hour presentation as an introduction. What he said was exactly what I had been trying to impress on my patients at the practice: one can become more aware of one’s own teeth by doing more than simply brushing them. Discovering the touch to teach (T2T) concept made me realise what I had been lacking up to that point. I completed my training as an iTOP instructor in 2008. Since 2005, I have had the opportunity to help introduce the topic of dental prophylaxis to dentistry students at the University of Basel. This is a great initiative, but unfortunately there is not enough time or space in the curriculum to convey the most important information on maintaining teeth and health. Theory is one thing, but practical exercises—this T2T element—is another. Consider that, 30 years ago, an introduction to the theory and practice of prophylaxis was virtually unheard of in dentistry degrees. I would love to help change this. Prophylaxis has a crucial role to play in dentistry. Healthy teeth do not develop disease!

Many practice teams say prevention is too expensive. What do you think?
I used to work at a practice where barely any attention was paid to prevention. Things are different now. If I have an hour to spend with a patient as a dental hygienist, there are now two approaches I can take. I can show the patient prophylactic techniques based on the T2T method and demonstrate how he or she can improve his or her oral health, removing a bit of calculus in the process and giving the teeth a polish and so forth. Alternatively, I can spend an hour simply removing calculus, polishing, applying fluoridating treatments and so on. Working with the patient and the practice team on prophylaxis produces much more successful results and is ultimately cheaper. Patient satisfaction is automatically enhanced. The patients are grateful that having their teeth cleaned is a painless experience because they have much less inflammation and calculus. They are also healthier because they have finally learnt the correct cleaning techniques. These are the basic principles of prevention—and they are priceless!

What is important when it comes to prevention?
Brushes and tools should not simply be handed out to patients. They need to be explained to them and used to help them practise the correct technique in their mouth using the T2T approach. This technique then needs to be repeated and checked at the next follow-up appointment. Individual prophylaxis is tailored to the patient and practised with him or her. Another important factor is the level of pressure a patient should apply with a toothbrush. This is something that can be practised. One of my fellow dental hygienists wanted to know how the T2T method worked, so she brushed my teeth once in the way she had learnt. Then I told her she ought to brush less firmly, making the correct motions but with hardly any pressure at all. We practised together until I was happy. Two days later, my gingivae were sore. She had used far too much force. I brushed her teeth so that she could feel the way I applied the technique with much less pressure. She found it far more pleasant and cleaner afterwards. Just like physiotherapy, it requires practice, explanation and repetition. The results have been very successful. Sometimes, it takes a bit of patience, but when my patients realise how easy it actually is to stay healthy without any painful treatment, they are happy to come back.

This principle is in line with the philosophy of established dentist Dr Jiri Sedelmayer, past professor at the University of Hamburg. He teaches that correct prophylaxis results in healthy teeth for life. However, keeping teeth and gingivae healthy in the long term relies on a combination of knowledge, training and checking the correct cleaning technique.
Yes, Dr Sedelmayer based his entire philosophy on this principle. He looked at the condition of his students’ teeth, saw signs of bleeding gingivae in some cases, and could not believe it possible for prospective dentists to have bleeding gingivae and not be able to clean their teeth properly. He thus began teaching them and using simple exercises to show where there was bleeding and where there was none. ITOP is all about conveying scientifically founded knowledge of prophylaxis in an easily comprehensible way. He then started instructing his students on how they should use toothbrushes and dental floss. There are six techniques for cleaning teeth with a toothbrush, including the Bass and Charters techniques, the Stillman’s method, as well as the rotation and scrub method. There are many variations on these as well. However, the Bass technique is the only method for cleaning the gingival line, which is where all the nasty stuff sets in. Dr Sedelmayer’s students had to take an examination on practical toothbrushing. That was unprecedented at the time. Even today, the training given to students involves very little teaching on prophylaxis. It is mostly theory based, with hardly any practice. Yet, practical exercises are extremely effective for learning. In practice, things are often shown on a demonstration model rather than in the mouth. Imagine doing that in physiotherapy—one would then find oneself standing in front of the mirror at home with no idea of what to do. Students should be given the opportunity during the therapy itself to experience and practise what the exercises should feel like. Only by using their own hands and being guided by the hands of an expert will they understand what they are trying to achieve. This practical approach leads to a rethinking and that is what makes Dr Sedelmayer’s insight and approach so brilliant.

So would you recommend this prophylaxis training to older dentists too, for example? 
Absolutely! No practice team should be operating without any individual training and coaching in prophylaxis. Giving patients a toothbrush is simply not enough!

Just a few months ago, I went with the iTOP team to Sweden, where we visited representatives from the Faculty of Odontology—or more specifically the Department of Periodontology—at Malmö University. Our lecturer, Kirsten Warren, Professor of Periodontology at Aarhus University in Denmark, took care of the theoretical part of the training. We iTOP trainers then dealt with the practical part—the T2T element. When reviewing the full-day course afterwards, one colleague said that her teeth had never been so clean—that was the highest praise and underlines how successful the training was. If dental professionals really want to experience individually trained prophylaxis, they should give it a go and judge it for themselves. They should not believe that they can already do everything and have nothing more to learn. Human beings are creatures of habit.

How should the team work together in practice?
There are many dentists who do not take enough of an interest in the work of their dental hygienists and prophylaxis assistants and just let their colleagues get on with it. My dentist at the practice where I work is very interested in prophylaxis and appreciates her team’s iTOP knowledge. The entire practice team is on the same level and we all give the same instructions in line with the iTOP philosophy. As far as we are concerned, there are four key tools: the toothbrush, the interdental brush, dental floss and the single brush. Using interdental brushes correctly always leads to a Eureka moment. The follow-up and coaching are discussed as a team.

Who is permitted to practise prophylaxis in Switzerland? 
In Switzerland, there are prophylaxis assistants and dental hygienists and, of course, dentists, who treat patients.

Prophylaxis assistants are dental assistants with additional training in prophylaxis. They are only actually allowed to use instruments to remove calculus in the supragingival area, so they can polish patients’ teeth and should give them a proper clean. They do not treat periodontal patients and they always work under a dentist’s supervision.

Dental hygienists undergo four years of training. They look after patients largely independently, working closely with their dentists, and have different and much more extensive skills than prophylaxis assistants do. Prophylaxis assistants therefore assist dental hygienists and work with them. Unfortunately, however, the training programme for prophylaxis assistants is too short to include the kind of thorough T2T training we offer.

How can one teach prophylaxis if one has not mastered the basics?
If we could integrate iTOP into all of these training programmes, it would make a big difference. The quality of prevention would improve, oral health would be much better and a great deal of money could be saved on dental treatment.

Source: http://www.dental-tribune.com/articles/news/europe/32490_interview_the_b...

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31.08.2016

INTERVIEW FOR DENTAL TRIBUNE WITH BARBARA DERHAM

Irish RDH Barbara Derham told the Dental Tribune about her work and her passion; ‘There’s still a lot to be done when it comes to preventative care, but we are sticking with it. We try to make a difference for every patient that comes through our doors.’

 

 

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22.08.2016

INTERVIEW WITH ELNA VAN DER HAM, RDH, FOR DENTAL TRIBUNE

This exciting interview with Elna van der Ham, dental hygienist and iTOP representative in South Africa, took place at the symposium as part of the ISDH 2016 in Basel on the topic of ‘How can we change South African dental professionals’ access to preventative care?’

 

Read this great Interview with Elna van der Ham, RDH in South africa and iTOP Lecturer in dental tribune. 
Thank you to Marc Chalupsky for publishing this words after ISDH 2016, Basel

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19.05.2016

iTOP for students in Prague

Last week of April 30 dental students from around Europe have gathered in Prague to learn about iTOP.

This April students from 10 european countries have gathered again in the heart of Europe to learn about Oral Prophylaxis. Students enjoyed their lectures, where founder of iTOP, Dr Jiri Sedelmayer has shared again his vision for achieving sustainable smile for lifetime. Another 5 instructors, led by the steady hand of our Chief Instructor, Dr Lucie Sedelmayer, were helping out in executing the practical part of iTOP. 

Weather was nice, although our city tour got briefly interrupted by - yes, you are reading it right - SNOW! 

we got some break and managed to enjoy beautiful Czech food and beers, and thank to our Czech participant Anezka, we have also experienced a bit of Prague nightlife!

Remember, next iTOP for students will happen faster than you think! So, if you want to join us, apply on https://www.curaprox.com/us-en/studentcamp

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20.01.2016

International Symposium on oral Hygiene 2016

Join our Workshops during ISDH 2016:Thursday evening, 23rd of june 2016, from 18:00 h

Join our panel discussion with interactive sessions and case studies and get an insight into the prophylaxis program iTOP – individually trained oral prophylaxis.

With Barbara Derham, RDH Ireland, Elna van der Ham, RDH South Africa, Gisèle Choquette, RDH Canada, Catherine Schubert, RDH Switzerland and South America and Edith Maurer, RDH Switzerland, an experienced team of international iTOP Speakers will give you an insight in the principles of iTOP and its role within the ambitious goal of “sustainable oral health for a life time“.

 

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05.11.2015

iTOP for Students

Like every year, iTOP seminar was organized this November in cooperation of EDSA and CURAPROX. On the weekend of 5th to 8th of November 30 active dental students from 9 different European countries gathered in Prague and had 2 days of lectures and hands-on course on individually trained oral prophylaxis.

 

The event was held in Barcelo Praha Five hotel, and all the participants had opportunity to learn directly from iTOP founder, Dr Jiri Sedelmayer, and to be instructed by our international iTOP instructors from Spain, Ireland, Greece, Switzerland, Russia and Czech Republic. After full day of lectures and hands-on, everyone got the opportunity to enjoy some traditional Czech food and good beer in some of the great Prague restaurants, as well as sightseeing of the city most famous spots. Participants were dedicated, motivated and some new friendships were established on the spot. Next year we will repeat the experience with 2 iTOP events for students, 21st to 24th of April 2016 and 17th till 20th of November 2016. Application for April will start in mid-January and students will be chosen on the basis of their motivation for learning  oral prophylaxis

More Infos: http://www.curaprox.com/ch-de/studentcamp

 

 

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18.06.2015

World Record in oral hygiene Lesson

Despite heavy rain, amazing 1’507 people of Targu Mures, Romania, have broken the record by staying for 35 minutes brushing their teeth in the middle of city park, with almost 40 enthusiastic instructors supporting them. New Guinness World Record!

Sehen Sie hier den Youtube Film vom Anlass!

 

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05.06.2015

New Sizes: Perio Line

New sizes available!

With Perio Line wie close the gap between CPS Prime and Soft Implant.

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12.03.2015

iTOP at IDS Köln

The lecturer said: “We all know for 80 years now that clean teeth are healthy teeth.”
And I thought: “Yes, we all know that.“

Ana Stevanovic talks about iTOP and her experience with it – wacht now the Video, recorded at IDS 2015 at the Speakers’ Corner:

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