Abstract Guidelines





Abstract Submissions OPEN

Caries prevention, caries excavation, management of caries, vital pulp therapies, non-vital pulp therapies, traumatic injuries to pulp, public health.

  • English is the official language of the IAPD 3rd Global Summit. All submissions and presentations must be in English. If English is not ones first language, it is suggested that your abstract be reviewed by one who is fluent in English.
  • Text should be submitted in Word format, using fonts such as Arial (11 point), Times New Roman (12 point), Calibri (12 point); using single space.
  • Abstracts should be submitted via the IAPD abstract portal; abstracts submitted by fax or email will not be reviewed.
  • All abstracts will be reviewed for acceptance by the IAPD Science Committee regarding content, format, and English suitable for publication. Abstracts that do not follow the format/below example will be rejected.
  • Abstracts received after the deadline will not be considered unless the deadline is extended.
  • Presenting author must be a registered meeting participant. The email used for the person indicated as the presenting author during the submission process, must be the same email used for the presenter during their registration process.
  • To correct/change an abstract after submission or to submit another abstract, please log-in with the username and password that you received when you initially submitted the abstract.
  • Abstract acceptance requires the presenter to register for the meeting by the Early Registration deadline and be in attendance for the poster session.
  • The presenting author is required to ensure that all co-authors are aware of the content of the abstract and agree to its submission, before submitting the abstract.
  • Presentations at the Summit are limited to one presentation per person. Participants may co-author different abstracts but can only be a presenter for one abstract.
  • After abstract submittal, you will be sent an automatic e-mail confirming your successful submission. Email will also be used to confirm acceptance/rejection. If you do not receive the confirmation e-mail, please contact the Congress Secretariat at [email protected]

Electronic poster presentations only that will require the presenter to stand beside their electronic poster while an audience asks questions/has a conversation with the presenter.


Poster(Poster presentations will present a rapid talk while standing at their electronic poster while an audience is gathering around to ask questions during a break, will be allocated and you are required to be present at all times. E Posters will be presented throughout the conference on a screen).

Poster presentations are limited to one presentation per person. Participants may co-author different abstracts but must be a presenter on a single abstract.

Include each authors’ last name and first initial (e.g. Drummond B,); bold the presenting author’s name; do not include academic degrees.

Below the author(s)’ information, list:  Department, University/Hospital, City, Country.(If all authors have same affiliation, there is no need to have superscript numbers.)

Each word should begin with a capital letter except transition words; titles should not be longer than 20 words.

Submissions should not exceed 250 words (not including title, or section headings). References are not required in the abstract.
Research structure includes:

-- Background: Background/purpose.

-- Methods: Methods, materials, and analytical procedure.

-- Results: Summary of findings in sufficient detail to support the conclusion (“results will be discussed” is not acceptable).

-- Conclusions: Conclusion and potential implications.

Case Report structure includes:

-- Introduction: Definition of the disease or condition.

-- Case Report: Findings, treatment/methods, findings from follow-up period..

-- Conclusion: Conclusions and potential Implications.

Please structure your abstract using the following headings:

  • Background/Purpose:Background or statement of purpose
  • Objective
  • Methods:Methods, materials and analytical procedure used
  • Results:(If relevant) Summary of the results in sufficient detail to support conclusion (we do not recommend including “results will be discussed”)
  • Conclusion:Conclusions reached

*Tables, graphs and images are permitted within submissions (maximum 2).

Oral Microbiota Changes in Children Undergoing Comprehensive Dental Treatment for Severe Early Childhood Caries


Kamalendran N¹, Drummond B², Heng, N., Cullinan M¹


¹Department of Oral Sciences, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Otago, Otago, New Zealand, 2 Paediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK


Background: Severe Early Childhood Caries (S-ECC) is a leading oral health problem affecting the quality of life of many preschool children. Despite preventive and restorative approaches to manage S-ECC, these children remain at high risk of recurrent dental caries. The purpose of this study was to examine, the oral microbiomes of children before and after comprehensive restorative and preventive dental treatment for S-ECC using next-generation DNA sequencing technology.

Methods: Plaque samples were collected from thirty 2–6-year-old children with S-ECC (dmfs>6) and thirty caries-free (control) children. Children in the S-ECC group were sampled immediately before treatment, 2 week and 3 months post-treatment. Bacterial 16S rRNA genes were specifically amplified by PCR from each plaque sample and sequenced using Ion Torrent™ technology.

Results: Sequence analyses enabled the detection of 103 bacterial species. The most prevalent species in the S-ECC group were Streptococcus mitis, Villanella dispar, Streptococcus mutans, and Streptococcus orals. Conversely, some species including Actinomyces and Rothia were detected at higher levels in the control. Despite a reduction in the proportions of certain species after comprehensive restorative treatment, no statistically significant differences were observed in bacterial profiles between the time points of each participant in the S-ECC group.

Conclusion: Comparing the oral mictobiota before and after comprehensive restorative dental treatment revealed little overall change in bacterial composition. The results however highlighted a unique response of each participant’s microbiota following dental treatment.

A Case Series of Surgical Repositioning in Managing Inverted Impacted Incisors of Young Patients


Chia-En T.¹, Liu MH¹, Tsiang ML¹, Lin YW², Tzong-Ping T.3


¹Department of Dentistry, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan

²Division of Pediatric Dentistry, Taipei Veteran General Hospital, Taipei Taiwan

ᶾDepartment of Pediatric Dentistry, Wan Fan Medical Centre, Taipei Taiwan


Introduction: Management of inverted impacted incisors in growing patients is a great challenge to clinicians. Conventional treatment options include combined surgical exposure and orthodontics, extraction with prosthetic replacement and extraction with tooth auto-transplantation. Surgical repositioning, or trans-alveolar auto-transplantation, of the inverted incisor has been reported to greatly simplify the treatment. The purpose of the report is to present the long-term follow-up results of the surgical repositioning approach.

Case report: A case series of sixteen inverted impacted maxillary incisors were treated by eight different dentists. After adequate space was created, the involved incisor was uncovered and surgically repositioned in correct direction with semi-erupted position. One to four months after the surgery, fixed orthodontic appliance was used to bring the incisor into proper alignment. All impacted incisors were successfully aligned with good periodontal conditions. Pulp canal obliterations were noted in 44% of the treated incisors. Three out of all treated incisors received endodontic treatment. 75% of the repositioned incisors showed continuing root development.

Conclusion: The present report showed consistent and successful results of surgical repositioning could be obtained from multiple operators. The surgical repositioning modality may serve as an option of treating difficult impacted incisors in growing patients.

*Submission of an abstract acknowledges your acceptance for the abstract to be published in all official Global Summit publications, as deemed appropriate by the Summit’s Scientific Committee. Including but not limited to, journal publication, digital publications on the IAPD website, meeting’s digital application, and hard copy publications for onsite delegates.