Held in Belgrade, Serbia, the National Dental Workshop was organised as part of the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) Global Alliance for Progress (GAP) Program, in collaboration with the Serbian Hemophilia Society (UHS). The workshop aimed to improve medical expertise in dental care and treatment for people with hemophilia and other bleeding disorders who live in Serbia.
The National Dental Workshop was delivered as part of the WFH-Serbia four-year GAP project, implemented by the WFH in collaboration with the UHS. The UHS focuses on capacity-building initiatives for the Serbian national patient organization, Serbian government support, the training of healthcare professionals, and the education of patients.
The workshop was divided into two parts. In the first part, dedicated sessions were organised for dentists with the objective of enhancing their knowledge of dental treatment and care of people with hemophilia and other bleeding disorders. Other topics included the dental care for patients with inhibitors, local haemostasis, and complications related to dental procedures. “The workshop was very useful and I learned a lot about treatment and care of patients with hemophilia,” said Dragica Manojlovic who was from the School of Dental Medicine at the University of Belgrade.
The second part of the workshop focused on educating and informing people with hemophilia and other bleeding disorders on strategies for preventive dentistry and oral hygiene in order to ensure high standards in dental care.
The cooperation between the WFH and UHS will continue until 2019, with multiple supplementary activities planned to support the diagnosis, care, and treatment of people with hemophilia and other bleeding disorders in Serbia.