Dear friends, it’s me again.
On my last trip I was in Munich. After the conference I gave in Munich at the 8th World Congress of the International Federation of Esthetic Dentistry I returned home and spent a few days at work before leaving for another trip, this time to Poland.
In Poland I attended the Polish Orthodontic Society where I gave a pre-congress course on interdisciplinary treatment and then I have a conference during the main congress on the relationship between orthodontics and temporomandibular dysfunction.
It was an epic journey as the congress was held in a city called Kasimierz Dolny, which is very close to Lublin, but my flight went to Katowice and from Katowice I had to take a 4-hour car journey crossing practically the whole country to arrive in Kasimierz. It was actually a very pleasant journey as I was able to see and enjoy the Polish countryside and then the city of Kasimierz, which is similar to Toledo, a very picturesque tourist city with an old town square, baroque buildings and a nice little village.
In truth I was surprised to see more than 500 people at the congress. There were over 200 people at the pre-congress course. I really enjoyed it. The doctors really enjoyed it and so did I and then, in the evening, there was a gala dinner with the Polish doctors, which was very enjoyable and I was surprised to see John Bennett at the congress, an old friend of mine who was there to give a conference. I hadn’t seen John for years and we spent a long time talking and enjoying each other’s company.
During the congress I have a conference on temporomanibular dysfunction and there were easily 300 people listening and I gave my version “of the procedure and showed that occlusion continues to play a key role in temporomandibular dysfunction. Although the literature says the opposite, not all literature can always be trusted because, to begin with, literature, does not ask the right questions and does not always publish what is actually important and is not always right, therefore, I continue to defend the role of occlusion. I have been treating patients with temporomandibular dysfunction for many years treating the occlusion and I have many cases that have been stable for years where I eliminated the pain and resolved the temporomandibular dysfunction.
So my trip to Poland was a success and it was time to go home again; 4 hours in a car to Katowice, from Katowice to Frankfurt and from Frankfurt to Bilbao and then home.
Very well, until next time,