MASKING WHITE SPOTS: CARIES, FLUOROSIS AND MIH – HOW TO?
Professor and Director, Department of Oral Diagnostics, Digital Dentistry and Health Services Research. His research interests include dental diagnostics and artificial intelligence, cariology and restorative care, preventive and public health dentistry, and health economics and health services research. He has authored over 500 articles, edited several books, and authored over 20 book chapters on a range of topics from caries management to health economics. Prof. Schwendicke has received a number of prestigious awards, including the Basil Bibby and Lion Award from the IADR, numerous awards from the German Society for Dental Conservation, and the David Sackett Award from the German Network for Evidence-Based Medicine. He is a reviewer for over 40 journals as well as for several national funding agencies. He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Dental Research and chairs various working groups at WHO, DIN, and FDI. His work on the use of artificial intelligence in dentistry led to the first dental spin-off of the Charité, dentalXrai GmbH.
For many white spot lesions, diagnostics and therapy are challenging. The lecture will discuss differential diagnostics, including technical aids for discriminating different lesion types, and provide an overview about techniques to mask such lesions.