Conference Programme

The registration, scientific sessions, General Assembly and Closing ceremony will take place at the University of Oslo, Blindern Campus, Helga Engs Hus.


* The Welcome reception starts at 19:00 sharp. Admission to the reception at the City Hall is by invitation only. You will receive your official invitation card when you collect your name badge and congress bag. Please make sure to bring it with you to the City Hall. If you have not registered before the reception you will be able to collect your invitation card at the entrance to the City Hall – please meet up at 18:45 at the latest. Thank you.

** Information about the departure location of the boat has been sent to you. Please check your E-mail.

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Saturday Afternoon Symposium

“The elderly and oral health problems”

Date: Saturday 8th July 2017

Venue: Helga Engs Hus, University of Oslo - Blindern Campus





Welcome and introduction

Alix Young

ORCA Co-president 2017, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Oslo (UiO), Norway

14:05- 14:30

Oral health problems related to ageing

Inger Wårdh

Karolinska Institute, Stockholm

14:30- 14:55

Hyposalivation in the elderly – A report from the Dry Mouth Clinic in Oslo

Janicke Liaaen Jensen

Faculty of Dentistry, UiO, Norway


Chemosensory disturbances in the elderly

Preet Bano Singh

Faculty of Dentistry, UiO, Norway


Coffee break



Challenges regarding oral hygiene in the elderly

Frauke Müller

University Dental Clinic, Medical School-Dentistry Section, University of Geneva, Switzerland


Challenges regarding root caries in the elderly: evidence-based treatment

Hendrik Meyer-Lueckel

RWTH Aachen University, Germany


Discussion: Lectures & Moderators

Lene Hystad Hove

Faculty of Dentistry, UiO, Norway

Gunhild Strand

Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Bergen, Norway



Global demographic statistics show that the elderly population is growing. Improved focus on diet, oral hygiene, use of fluorides, and several other factors have also contributed to the fact that this group will have many of their own teeth well into old age and in many cases for life. However, several factors may affect the oral health of the elderly, such as general and oral diseases, medications and other health challenges. These factors undoubtedly provide major challenges for the dental profession in the future, and an increased focus on this population group is necessary.

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Fifth ORCA Education Platform
Wednesday 5th July 2017, Oslo, Norway
Venue: Auditorium 2, Helga Engs Hus, Blindern Campus, University of Oslo
Responsible Chair of the Education Platform:
Prof. Dr. Andreas G. Schulte, Witten/Germany, Past-President of ORCA

 last revision: 18 April 2017  


Time span




5 min

Welcome Addresses from the President of ORCA and the Past-President of ORCA

Prof. Vita Maciulskiene, Lithuanian Medical School, Kaunas, Lithuania

Prof. Andreas Schulte, Dental School, University of Witten/Herdecke, Germany

16:20 – 16:50

30 min

Teaching Cariology in the University of Regensburg Dental School

Prof. Wolfgang Buchalla, Dental School, University of Regensburg, Germany

16.50 – 17:20

30 min

The Cariology Curriculum in the University of Melbourne Dental School

Prof. David Manton, Dental School, University of Melbourne, Australia

17:20 – 17:50

30 min

Teaching Cariology in the Medical University of Lublin and Medical University of Warsaw Dental Schools

Assoc. Prof. Renata Chałas, Dental School, Medical University of Lublin, Poland

Assoc. Prof. Agnieszka Mielczarek, Dental School, Medical University of Warsaw, Poland

17:50 – 18:00

10 min

Round Table Discussion




Closing of the Meeting

Prof. Andreas Schulte

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