In line with the dental community’s thrust to promote good oral health as part of overall well-being, LOTTE XYLITOL Dental Health Gum partners with the Philippine Pediatric Dental Society, Inc. (PPDSI) and the Philippine Dental Association (PDA) for the 7th Biennial Pediatric Dentistry Association of Asia (PDAA) Conference.
This year, the Philippine Pediatric Dental Society, Inc. (PPDSI) hosts the international dental conference, which will be held on July 6 to 8 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City. With the theme, “Strengthening the Ties that Bind Pediatric Oral Care,” the 7th Biennial PDAA Conference aims to improve dental programs across Asia by sharing breakthrough developments and new knowledge to dentists from 10 pediatric dentistry associations.
Contributing to the advancement of dental community, Lotte Xylitol brings in Professor Kauko K. Makinen from Finland. A multi-awarded scientist and professor, Makinen has published more than 350 original scientific papers in the field of dentistry, biochemistry, oral biology, among others, and has taught in universities in both Finland and the USA. Makinen is also the leading proponent of xylitol research in the world.
For this year’s PDAA Conference, Makinen will share the latest findings on xylitol use in young children. Habitual use of small quantities of xylitol, preferably in chewable and suckable form, can be associated with impressive dental cavity reduction in children. Xylitol, a natural sweetener, decreases the formation of plaque, retards the growth of mutans streptococci, and prevents the acid attack normally associated with consumption of regular sugar.
Makinen will also touch on xylitol use during the process of tooth eruption, the success of xylitol school programs in other countries, and the importance of early oral health education. As part of 7th Biennial PDAA Conference, LOTTE XYLITOL communicates the many benefits of xylitol use to dentists through experiential activities in the LOTTE XYLITOL booth