LINDITA XHEMNICA | PROF. DR.

May 7, 2019 | 24th BaSS Congress | INVITED LECTURERS

Biography

Prof. Dr. Lindita Xhemnica

Faculty of Dental Medicine, UMT
Prof. Lindita was graduated in 1973 at the Faculty of Medicine, Department of
Dentistry. She is specialized in the field of Pedodontics. Prof. Lindita has over 40
years of pedagogical and scientific experience. In 1992 she earned the scientific title,
“Candidate of Medical Sciences; in 1993 the scientific title “Doctor of Medical
Sciences”; in 1994 the title “Assistant Professor” and in 2011 the title “Professor”.
From 2000 to 2003, Head of Department of Dentistry at the Faculty of Medicine.
From 2012-2015, she was Head of Department of Therapy at the Faculty of Dental
Medicine.
Prof. Lindita Xhemnica is the author and co-author of several textbooks, monographs
and atlas. She has lectured in many national and international Congresses and
Conferences and has published a large number of articles in the International and
Albanian Professional Journals. Lecturer of specialization classes in the field of
Dental Therapy. She has supervised many doctoral students. Prof. Lindita has
completed various qualifications in different countries of Europe.


Abstract Synopsis

”THE ROLE OF PROPHYLAXIS ON ORAL HEALTH OF CHILDREN AND TEENAGERS ”

Prof. Dr. Lindita Xhemnica (1), Dr. Enxhi Subashi (2), PhD. Rozela Roço (1)
Faculty of Dental Medicine, Tirana
Albanian University

ABSTRACT

Oral health is an important part of being healthy to each person all over the world, in
particularly for children. The promotion of general health and oral health serve as a
social-cultural growth factor so it should be based on participation of many “actors”
such as neonatology, pediatric, dentist, oral hygienist even teachers and parents.
Correct habits and actions adapted since pediatric age will have a positive impact on
improving lifestyle and oral health. Early dietic habits play a significant role
promoting physical growth and also creating an adequate environment for an optimal
oral health. Prevention during pregnancy stage is determinant for future oral health of
child. Primary prevention, including correct oral hygiene, continuous control over
dental plaque, using fluoride and sealants can reduce carious risk and gingival
pathology at children. Topical prophylaxis with fluoride can be done in dental private
or public studio or even at home over parents’ guidance such as using toothpaste,
mouthwash, gels and sealants. Preventive intervention is done through preventive
programs, in different ages depending on the severity of cariogenic evolution. To
reach the objectives of OMS for 2020 “caries free”, is needed a cooperation between
dental professionals, community and family as also having a regular check up at
dental studios.