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Live Webinar: Chlorhexidine and the chemical control of dental plaque

Speaker(s): Dr. Prof. Matteo Basso DDS, PhD, MSc.

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Chlorhexidine and the chemical control of dental plaque

Dr. Prof. Matteo Basso DDS, PhD, MSc.

Chemical control of plaque is one of the most important part of the everyday activity in dental prevention, and prescription of mouth rinses is considered the gold standard for many professional treatments.

Chlorhexidine is considered the most effective antiseptic actually available, and its activity can be both bacteriostatic and bactericidal. There are many clinical protocols involving chlorhexidine demonstrating its importance before and after clinical procedures, but nowadays dental professionals desire the most effective mouthrinse, limiting all side effects, possibly with extra benefits related to additional components. Combinations of chlorhexidine with other antiseptics, such as CPC, could expand antibacterial spectrum, but the additional clinical benefit is still unclear and literature is discordant. On the other hand, many studies explained us that it’s now possible to reduce typical stains related to chlorhexidine, without reducing antiseptic effect. Anti Discoloration System (ADS™) is actually the only system that proved to be effective against stains without affecting chlorhexidine efficacy. New development of chlorhexidine associations can include products with hyaluronic acid, chlorobuthanol, or natural extracts, born to add extra benefits, but not to increase the antiseptic effect, already considered the gold standard.

Learning Objectives:

Participant will learn how to apply right antiseptic protocols according to various clinical situations, with particular focus on implantology and periodontology. Many clinical cases and situations will be presented. Benefits of different chlorhexidine associations will be exhaustively explained.

Release date: 03/03/2015
Expiration date: 03/03/2018

“Chlorhexidine and the chemical control of dental plaque” is co-sponsored by Tribune Group GmbH. Tribune Group GmbH is a recognized ADA CERP and AGD PACE provider.


Dr. Prof. Matteo Basso DDS, PhD, MSc.

Graduation with honor in Dentistry and Oral Prosthetic Rehabilitation at the “Università degli Studi” in Milan, Italy, in year 2000. In 2006 he gets PhD in “Innovative Techniques in Implant Dentistry and Oral Rehabilitation”. In year 2010: he obtains Specialty in Oral Surgery (MSc). In the period 2006-07 dr. Matteo Basso has been head of Conservative Dentistry Department at the University Dental Clinic of the Galeazzi Orthopaedic Institute in Milan. From January 2008 he became head of the innovative “Centre of Minimal Invasive, Aesthetic and Digital Oral Rehabilitation” (CROMED) in the same University, promoting new concepts and new digital approaches for prosthetics, dental caries management and tooth structures preservation. Actually Adjunct Professor of Dental Ergonomics and Business Management and Adjunct Professor of Periodontics for the modulus of Minimally Invasive Dentistry for the Graduation Course in Dentistry of the University of Milan. Active Member of ORCA (European Organisation for Caries Research), Active Member of TRAP-Group Italy (Tooth Respect and Prevention). Member and Founder of the international Minimum Intervention Advisory Board (MI-AB), Active Member of the Biodentistry.eu International group and Member of the IADR since 2007.

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