15th International Dental Congress | GSA | INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S FORUM

On July 5-6, 2019, the World Women’s Forum – “Woman’s Health in the Healthy Universe”- will be held in the framework of the 15th International Congress of the Georgian Dental Association in Georgia’s seaside resort of Batumi.

The forum will bring together representatives of the World Health Organization (WHO), presidents of medical associations, leading professionals and distinguished members of the world dental community.  Honorable guests and organizers of the forum  include but is not limited to President of the World Dental Federation (FDI) Kathryn Kell (US), former Presidents of the FDI – Michele Aerden (Belgium, 2005-2007) and Tin Chun Wong (Hong Kong, 2013-2015), ERO-FDI President – Anna Lella (Poland);  FDI’s Women Dentists Worldwide president Vesna Barac Furtinger (Croatia) and Georgian Dental Association President Ketevan Gogilashvili (Georgia).

Honorary guest, Georgia’s President Salome Zourabichvili will open the event.


July 5

Meeting room  “Camellia”


07:30-09:00 Registration

09:00-11:00 Opening Ceremony.

Chairwoman Ketevan Gogilashvili

11:00-11:30 World Dental Federation (FDI) Role in the Activities of National Associations – Ketevan Gogilashvili (Georgia) MD, PhD, DMSc, Professor. President of Georgia Stomatological Association (GSA), FDI-WDW executive board member, Head of the Conservative Dentistry Department at TSU, Founder and Clinical Supervise at “Albius” Dental Center.

11:30-12:00 How Can Women Use Political and Economic Influence to Obtain their Advocacy Goals –  Kathryn Kell (USA) – World Dental Federation (FDI)  President,  Women Dentist Worldwide  (WDW).

12:00 – 12:30  Oral Health Care Supports Prevention of Non-Communicable Diseases –  Amiran Gamkrelidze (Georgia) – MD, PhD, DMSc, Professor, General Director of  National Center for Disease Control and Public Health.

12:30-13:00  From Haute Couture to FDI World Dental Federation Presidency  –  Michele Aerden (Belgium) – World Dental Federation (FDI) Former  President (2005-2007).

13:00-13:10 Actualization of Gum Diseases.  Parodontax Toothpaste – Anastasiya Suhomovska (Ukraine) Expert Marketing Manager Oral Health Care Category, GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare.

13:10-13:40 / Discussion

Participants: Ketevan Gogilashvili, Kathryn Kell, Amiran Gamkrelidze, Michele Aerden

13:40-14:40  BREAK

14:55 – 15:25  Women’s  Health and Well-Being in the European Region – Nino Berdzuli (Denmark) – Who World Health Organization Who Regional Office for Europe.

15:25-15:55 Prevention is the Key – Tin Chun Wong (Hong Kong) – World Dental Federation (FDI) Former President (2013-2015).

Chairman –Vladimer Margvelashvili

15:55-16:25 The Significant Role of Dentists as Primary Care Professionals  in Oncological Prevention and Piagnosing –  Anna Lella (Poland) World Dental Federation (FDI), European Regional Organization (ERO) Former-President.

16:25-16:00  How to Prevent Professional Burnout – Vesna Barac Furtinger (Croatia) President of World Dental Federation (FDI) Women Dentist Worldwide (WDW).

16:00-17:40 Discussion

Participants: Nino Berdzuli, Tin Chun Wong, Anna Lella, Vesna Barac Furtinger


July 6

Meeting room  – Camellia

Chairman – George Menabde

 10:00-10:30  Periodontal Disease and Women’s Health – Maria Gabriella Grusovin  (Italy) – World Dental Federation (FDI) Women Dentist Worldwide (WDW)  Member.

10:30 – 11:00  Bone-Augmentation: Haw to Make it Successful – Gerhard Konrad Seeberger (Italy).

11:00 – 11:30 Diabetes Mellitus and Oral Health in Women: An Unexpected Complications of Diabetes   – a Two-Way Street!  Ramaz Kurashvili  (Georgia) MD, PhD, Professor.

11:30-12:10  Discussion

Participants: Maria Gabriella Grusovin, Gerhard Konrad Seeberger, Ramaz Kurashvili

12:10–12:40 Gender Based Aspects of Compliance Some Links in Mental and Oral Health –

Nino Okribelashvili (Georgia) Head Chair of Psychiatry & Medical Psychology at Tbilisi State University.

12:40-13:00 Modern Methods of Teeth Remineralization  – Tatyana Kupets (Russia)  – Director of the Department of Science and Medical Programs of the DRC Group. Member of the National Association of Aesthetic Dentistry and member of the Professional Society of Hygienists in Russia.

13:00-13:30 Esthetic Perceptions on Clinical Outcomes of Restorative Dentistry – Hande Şar Sancaklı (Turkey)   – MD. PhD. Asoc. Professor at Istambul University. FDI CE Director of Europe since 2018.World Dental Federation (FDI) Speaker.

13:30-14:00 Can Epigenetics Change Genetic Code? – Rusudan Karseladze (Georgia)–  MD. PhD. DMSc. Professor.  Tbilisi State University, Head of the Medical Faculty Pediatric Department; President of the Georgian Pediatric Allergy and Clinical Immunology Association.

14:00-14:30 Discussion

Participants: Nino Okribelashvili, Hande Şar Sancaklı, Rusudan Karseladze

14:30-15:10 Break

 Chairman  – Zurab Alkhanishvili

15:10–15:40 Specific Allergic Reactions in Pregnant Women: Interesting Issues for Dentists  – Bidzina Kulumbegov  (Georgia) – Allergologist/Immunologist. Allergy and Immunology Center.

 15:40 –16:10  Key Issues of Pediatric Dentistry from to Adulthood  – Sopio Samkhradze (Georgia), DM, PhD, Vice-President  of Georgian Stomatological Association,

16:10-17:10 Domestic Violence – The Role and Responsibility of Dentists – Zurab Alkhanishvili (Georgia), DMD, MPH, MBA, Vice-President  of Georgian Stomatological Association (GSA)

17:10-18:10 Rotary vs Reciprocation in Endodontic Practice – What, Why, When?

(Hands-on Demonstration for all attenders)   –  Gvantsa Tabaghua (Georgia) Head of “Albius” International EndoSchool

 18:10-18:45 Discussion

Participants: Bidzina Kulumbegov, Sopio Samkharadze, Zurab Alkhanishvili, Gvantsa Tabaghua

July 6

Small Meeting room  -“Lilium & Rose”  


Gnathology and Modern Prosthodontics

Gogi Mirotadze  (Georgia) – Official Speaker of Ivoclar Vivadent

Viktor Daub (Germany) Head of Professional Service at Ivoclar Vivadent CIS/Baltics



Georgian Dental Association (GSA)

Women Dentists Worldwide (WDW) |FDI World Dental Federation

Media support: Pulsi TV, Palitra TV

The event will be covered by all leading Georgian media outlets.


Tel.: +995 322 309 711 e-mail: info@gsa.ge

Registration Pricing:

  • Basic Registration (by July 28) – 250 GEL
  • On-Site registration: 300 GEL
  • Only Exhibition – 25 GEL

Bank essentials:

Non-Entrepreneurial (non- commercial) Legal Entity “Georgian Dental Association”

TBC Bank

Account number: GE19TB1100000107700215

Identification Code: 205049534

Bank Code: 220101850

Purpose: Full name and Congress participation fee