Lumoral sparks the interest of Italian, Spanish dental professionals at Igienista Dentale 3.0 congress
Finnish health technology group Koite Health showcased its Lumoral method at the Igienista Dentale 3.0 (Dental Hygienist 3.0) congress held in Italy, Rome, on March 4, 2023. At the Lumoral stand company consultant Gianfranco Panzironi explained to a highly interested group of Italian and Spanish dental professionals how the antibacterial Lumoral method is designed to enhance oral home care for the prevention and treatment of gum diseases and dental caries.
As in other parts of the world, oral diseases are also common in Italy. Although awareness of periodontal disease has increased in the last years, about 60% of the Italian population suffers from gingivitis and periodontitis. Thus, there is a need to improve the dental hygiene habits of the people living in the country.
–The high number of dental implants placed in the mouths of Italians increases the risk of peri-implantitis because maintaining good oral hygiene continues to be problematic for patients. Regular dental hygiene sessions associated with antimicrobial photodynamic therapy fight and prevent oral diseases, Italian dental hygienist professional and Lumoral consultant Gianfranco Panzironi notes.
Panzironi, what did the dental experts visiting the Lumoral stand think about Lumoral?
– The Lumoral method has been a big surprise for everyone! As professionals, we are familiar with antibacterial photodynamic therapy and its benefits, but until now, we have only seen such technology used in dental clinics. Carrying home this kind of treatment is cutting edge in oral hygiene.
What is your personal view on Lumoral – How did you learn about the method?
– During my visit to IDS Cologne in September 2021, I saw the dual-light device and some green tablets on the desk of the Lumoral stand. Lumoral caught my eye immediately at the International Dental Show! As I had already used such technology in non-surgical periodontal therapy, I immediately understood the indications of using such an excellent tool. Furthermore, I was impressed by the highly professional and kind Lumoral staff I met at that congress. They offered me complete and competent information about the Lumoral method.
After being introduced to Lumoral, Panzironi wrote a scientific paper titled "Home photodynamic therapy as a means of prevention for biofilm control." In this article, he explores the role of dental plaque in causing oral problems and the benefits of Lumoral in preventing oral problems.
– Prevention is the pillar against oral diseases, and compliance with correct oral hygiene techniques is essential to preserve the normal microbiome and maintain the health of the oral cavity. Among the new technologies that allow the patient to control the biofilm comfortably and effectively, a device for the home application of antibacterial photodynamic therapy stands out, Panzironi explains.
Italy is an important market for Lumoral. Thus, the Igienista Dentale 3.0 congress was an important event for the company to attend.
– Koite Health aims to expand to some of the largest nations in the European Union as fast as possible. This way we can offer our European customers access to better oral hygiene. Through our expansion we seek to give patients who suffer from periodontitis a chance to stop the progression of the disease and to help tackle the ever-growing problem of peri-implantitis, notes Koite Health's Chief Commercial Officer Tero Pasanen.
–About 150 colleagues came to the Igienista Dentale 3.0 congress from different cities in Italy and Spain. The atmosphere was very friendly, because these are occasions for us to meet colleagues and share ideas and experiences about our profession. We had an exciting day at the event that will be remembered! concludes Panzironi.