Scientific Program

Conference Series Ltd invites all the participants across the globe to attend 23rd International Conference on Dentistry and Dental Materials Hotel Holiday Inn | Aurelia Rome, Italy.

Day 1 :

Keynote Forum

Ben F. Warner

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Keynote: The early detection of oral cancer: No longer a disease of the old

Time : 09:30-10:10

OMICS International Dental Materials 2018 International Conference Keynote Speaker Ben F. Warner photo

Ben F Warner received BA Biology from University of St. Thomas in Houston, MS Neurophysiology from University of Houston, DDS from University of Texas School of Dentistry, and MD from McGovern Medical School. He is a Clinical Associate Professor and Director of Diagnosis and Treatment Planning Clinic in the Department of General Practice and Dental Public Health at University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, USA. He completed residencies, serving as Chief Resident, in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Texas Medical Center, and Oral Maxillofacial Head and Neck Fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center in the Department of Pathology. He is a Master of Academy of General Dentistry, and Fellow of International College of Dentists, American College of Dentists and Academy of Laser Dentistry. He is a Recipient of variety of research awards, and on several professional committees, journal editorial boards and charitable organizations.


Oral cancer awareness by the public is essential to addressing the need for routine screenings. Th e risk factors for oral cancer have expanded. Human Papilloma Virus (16 and 18) must now be included with the usual concerns of tobacco use and alcohol abuse. Th e gold standard for cancer diagnosis is the histopathological analysis of a suspected lesion. However, a lesion must fi rst be detected. Oral cancer screening is a pillar of comprehensive and periodic oral evaluations and early detection reduces the morbidity and mortality. Th e goal of early detection may be more easily achievable with the use of autofl uorescence technology. If a clinician can visualize a potentially harmful lesion easier, then this earlier detection may lead to improved prognosis. When oral tissue is exposed to a blue wavelength of light, the endogenous fl uorophores are excited to emit a green wavelength. With the appropriate fi lter, the healthcare provider can visualize the resulting autofl uorescence. Normal tissue appears varying shades of green and abnormal tissue typically appears dark. Since premalignant dysplasia may not be readily apparent to the naked eye, this technology can be useful in detection of oral mucosal abnormalities. However, it must be noted that vascular lesions, pigmented lesions, and amalgam tattoos have decreased fl uorescence. Diascopy, applying pressure to evaluate if the lesion blanches, can assist the clinician in determining whether a lesion is vascular/infl ammatory or nonvascular. Physiologic pigmentation and amalgam stain do not blanch. Th ere are several types of devices available. Th ese will be presented.

OMICS International Dental Materials 2018 International Conference Keynote Speaker Joseph R. Greenberg photo

Joseph R. Greenberg, DMD received his Dental Degree and Postdoctoral dual specialty training in Periodontics and Fixed Prosthodontics/Periodontal Prosthesis from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, USA where he taught for over 40 years and held the rank of Clinical Professor of Periodontics. He has been appointed Clinical Professor of Restorative Dentistry at the Kornberg School of Dentistry of Temple University, USA where he was the Course Director of Advanced Restorative Dentistry for 8 years. He has served on Editorial Boards of professional and related health magazines, was a Member of The Bryn Mawr Hospital dental staff, and has contributed over 21 original articles to the dental literature. In addition he has served as Team Dentist to the Philadelphia 76ers, and has maintained a private practice in suburban Philadelphia for over 35 years. He has consulted for major dental product manufacturers in research, development and marketing, and has invented the Facial Plane Relator, and the Etched porcelain-fused-to-metal Resin Bonded Bridge.


Every consumer survey shows that the teeth and smile are the most important aspect of facial attractiveness. What do patients see when looking at the face and smile? Th ere is science and clear evidence that leads us to treatment choices and protocols to capture the essence that patients are seeking to enhance their facial attractiveness. Learn how to examine, diagnose and establish a treatment plan to achieve predictably superior results. Th is program will describe the Facial Plane Relator and the 7 Point Esthetic Check List which the author has introduced to the dental profession.