- Kim Ekstrand
- Professor, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Dr Kim Ekstrand is currently Professor at Section of Cariology & Endodontics and Paediatric Dentistry & Clinical Genetics, Department of Odontology, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. Dr Ekstrand has started his teaching career at Section of Cariology & Endodontics and has given more than 150 postgraduate education courses for dentists and dental hygienists. At the European Organization for Caries Research (ORCA), he was served as a board member from 2001 to 2004, and was co-president in 2007, when he organized the ORCA meeting in Denmark. Dr Ekstrand has played an extremely important role in establishing the International Caries Detection and Assessment (ICDAS) system, and has been giving the training courses of ICDAS in 7 countries as well as organizing international meetings more than 15 countries. He has published more than 60 peer reviewed papers on pathogenesis of caries, detection and assessment of activity of caries, caries risk assessment and non-operative management of caries on individuals and on groups. He has also given invited lectures in 16 countries.
Sealing and infiltration of approximal lesions. Why and how management for caries treatment- up to date
Caries in the primary dentition seems primarily to attack proximal surfaces on molar teeth, while in the permanent dentition caries risk surfaces during childhood is more the occlusal surfaces on permanent first- and second molar teeth and later proximal surfaces. Traditional sealing of occlusal caries lesions has been used with good success in many years, but sealing and infiltration of proximal lesions are two novel methods. The presentation will focus on indications and methods for sealants and infiltration for both occlusal and proximal lesions in both dentitions. Data concerning efficiency of the two methods will be discussed.