Joint Congress | Osaka | Japan | 2022 April 

the 19th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Oral Care
the 2nd Annual Meeting of the International Society of Oral Care
22-24 April 2022
Hybrid Meeting

Osaka Medical and Pharmaceutical University

What is ISOC?

It has been increasingly known that oral care is significantly associated with the treatment outcomes in chronic diseases, such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and stroke. Evidence suggests that oral care affect substantially the general well-being, which further affects the quality of life. Thus, health professionals in Japan have established the International Society of Oral Care intending to strengthen the understanding of oral health and its potential associations to our general well-being, socio-economic status, and quality of life. 

Gallery of the 1st Annual Meeting of ISOC

Collaborating Societies

  • Japanese Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Japanese Society of Cancer Nursing
  • Japanese Society of Palliative Medicine 
  • Japan Association for Home Care Medicine
  • Japan Respiratory Society
  • Japanese Society of Anaesthesiologists
  • Japanese Society of Oral Medicine
  • Japanese Society for Medical Mycology
  • Japanese Society of Medical Oncology
  • Japanese Society for Dialysis Therapy
  • Japanese Society of Pharmaceutical Oncology
  • Nippon Pharmacy Association
  • Japan Rehabilitation Nurse Association
  • Japan Society for Transplantation

Guest Speakers of the 1st Annual Meeting of ISOC

Prof. Dr. Dr. Ralf J. Radlanski, Charité - Campus Benjamin Franklin, Dept. of Craniofacial Developmental Biology

Orthodontics And Self-Esteem

For many patients who come to us, their smile is the most important issue. They want a beautiful smile and an attractive face. We may ask ourselves, does our self-esteem really depend on our teeth? There are many scientific studies available about this topic, and they affirm our assumption.

We know, empirically and from personal experience, that people with an “ideal” smile are considered more intelligent, and therefore are preferred when looking for a job. Furthermore, studies show the role that the position of the teeth play in a person’s subjective quality-of-life, and their improved self-perception.

Nonetheless, our clinical treatments must be conducted within the frame of medically approved procedures. We have to clearly differentiate purely cosmetic measures from medically indicated treatments. The saying “primum nil nocere” (first, do no harm) still applies.

Yet, for achieving the goal of an improved “mouth-related quality of life”, medically indicated measures are, of course, permissible.

Learn more about “Orthodontics And Self-Esteem” presented by Prof. Dr. Dr. Ralf J. Radlanski

Evidence-based connections between oral and systemic health

Oral diseases are a global public health problem. According to the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study, untreated caries in permanent teeth was the most prevalent (global prevalence of 35%) of all 291 common human conditions and diseases, whereas severe periodontitis and untreated caries in deciduous teeth were the 6th and the 10th most prevalent diseases, respectively. The Lancet published in 2019 titled as oral health series has addressed oral health as a global health priority. The member states of the 60th World Health Assembly (WHA) in 2007 had acknowledged the intrinsic link between oral health, general health and quality of life. Many most updated systematic reviews had confirmed the significant associations between oral diseases and systemic diseases, including atherosclerotic vascular diseases, diabetes, cancers and dementia. By practicing “5-Well Tips,” which are Eat-well, Drink-well, Clean-well, Play-well and Stay-well, is a simple way to keep a healthy mouth. Oral health care is not the exclusive right of dental personnel, but a common responsibility of all medical professional.

Dr. Yao-Hui Huang, President of Taiwan Oral Care Association

Learn more about “Evidence-based connections between oral and systemic health” presented by Dr. Yao-Hui Huang

BDS., MSc., PhD., FICD Gao, Sherry Shiqian - Division of Restorative Dental Sciences, Faculty of Dentistry, the University of Hong Kong

Use of silver diamine fluoride for caries management in children

The 38% silver diamine fluoride (SDF) solution is an effective, efficient, and equitable agent for the control of caries. It was also reported to be a safe, simple, painless, and inexpensive treatment. Treatments can be provided in kindergartens because no complicated equipment is required. SDF is a new and important prevention-centered caries management strategy during the critical periods of early childhood. A recent survey found all pediatric dentistry residency programmes in the US have universally adopted SDF for caries management in 2020.

Learn more about “Use of silver diamine fluoride for caries management in children” presented by Dr. Gao, Sherry Shiqian

Evidence related to robustness of Oral Health and General health association

Oral health and General health are often considered as different entities within healthcare system. However, the links between oral health and general health have been studied for decades. Oral manifestations of systemic diseases, bio-chemical links between oral and systemic diseases, effect of oral health on general health via nutrition, and common risk factors of oral and general health problems have been the main research themes. Division between oral health and general health cannot be justified based on the WHO’s definitionof health, which is physical, mental, and social well-being that enable people to lead a “socially and economically productive life”. Hence, healthcare systems should be oriented to improve overall well-being and prevention of diseases caused by common risk factors, rather than circling people within healthcare systems by managing individual abstract diagnoses.

One way of demonstrating the close association between oral health general health using real life data would be to see if an individual’s oral health related features could indicate that person’s general health and whether the general health features could indicate the oral health at a given time point. In brief, to see if the predictability of oral health to general health and vise-versa associations. In an such analysis, we found a high predictability between oral heal and general health. We have also found that the predictive power of oral health features is higher in predicting general health than the predictive power of general health features in predicting oral health. These findings reinforce the existence of close association between oral health general health and the need for collective efforts to improve the overall well-being of people.

BDS, MSc., PhD candidate Upul Cooray - Department of International and Community Oral Health, Graduate School of Dentistry, Tohoku University

Learn more about “Evidence related to robustness of Oral Health and General health association” presented by Dr. Upul Cooray

BA, PhD candidate Lindsey G. Zeichner - Senior Fellow, MFR Research Foundation, New York

The Neuromuscular Mechanism of Smiling: How Smiles Influence the General Health of Our Patients

The Neuromuscular Mechanism of Smiling: How Smiles Influence the General Health of Our Patients” exemplifies the relationship of the facial muscles to a broad range of medical disorders. The neuromuscular mechanisms of smiling have been implicated in immune response, diabetes, hypertension, neuropsychiatric disorders, Parkinson’s Disease, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and even socio-sexual function. This presentation highlights the fascinating new developments in how smiles influence the general health of our patients and explains our current understanding of the pathophysiology of the face.

Learn more about “The Neuromuscular Mechanism of Smiling: How Smiles Influence the General Health of Our Patients” presented by Dr. Lindsey G. Zeichner

Chewing hard food and its importance for general health 

Anthropological research has shown that the Japanese and the Mongolian populations share morphological and genetic similarities, although their dietary lives are not the same. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship between environmental factors such as dietary life and stomatognathic function with a dynamic analysis of physiological tooth displacement. Ten clinically healthy subjects were recruited (mean age 24.8 +/- 1.0 years). The subjects were divided into two groups 1) Mongolian group: five Mongolians grown with a more or less natural texture diet and 2) Japanese group: five Japanese grown with a relatively soft diet. The displacement of the upper left first molar was measured during function using a three-dimensional tooth displacement transducer Type M-3 developed by Miura. The tooth displacement in the Japanese group occurred mostly in an apicopalatal direction but intruded basically parallel to the tooth axis in the Mongolian group. The stress-strain curve revealed that elastic socket deformation and viscous elements were more pronounced in the Japanese group. It was concluded that environmental factors such as dietary life could influence tooth displacement during function.

Prof. Amarsaikhan Bazar Former Vice President for research and development of Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences, Mongolia ; Professor of School of Dentistry, MNUMS and Past President of Asian Academy of Preventive Dentistry

Learn more about “Chewing hard food and its importance for general health” presented by Prof. Bazar Amarsaikhan

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  • Right now, only for foreigners,  ISOC membership is FREE of charge. We are looking forward to have new members to our society
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