Minimum intervention oral healthcare (MIOC) – is there consensus?
Minimum intervention oral healthcare is the holistic patient-focused, team-delivered approach to maintaining better oral health for our patients. As more clinical and scientific evidence-based guidelines are published, is there consensus regarding the content and message?
In his webinar, Professor Avijit Banerjee, Chair of Cariology & Operative Dentistry at the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences, King’s College London, will outline the rationale and underlying principles of minimum intervention oral care (MIOC). This has never been so relevant as it is now, in the PPE – “post-pandemic era” of dentistry, where MIOC must underpin long term oral healthcare service provision. The barriers to its implementation must now be broken down. This process involves coherent strategies and deliverable action plans developed by all the stakeholders involved – the profession (clinical, academic and educators), the public / patients, oral healthcare industry, local / national / international service providers and service regulators. There is clinical and scientific evidence that the principles work, but with a burgeoning number of guidelines being generated by different expert panels, groups and societies, coherent, aligned, clear and pragmatic messages must be promoted and followed.
By the end of this webinar, the delegate should be able to:
- Define the four domains of minimum intervention oral healthcare delivery (identify / assess; prevention of lesions / control of disease; minimally invasive restorative procedures; recall / review).
- Define the underpinning tenets of MIOC – patient-focused and team-delivered oral healthcare, aligned to PPE – the “post-pandemic era” and needs and expectations of a population.
- List non-operative and operative interventions to deliver prevention / control and MI restorations, with respect to caries management
- Gain an overview of the consensus guidelines available to help implement MIOC regimes
- Be aware of the limitations of such guidelines and opportunities for further post-graduate online education in Advanced Minimum Intervention Dentistry (AMID distance-learning KCL MSc course for dentists and therapists).