Greek perio society’s congress on bone and tissue features six top speakers in various dental disciplines
More than 270 professionals attended the 1st Hellenic Bone and Tissue Days congress
The 1st Hellenic Bone and Tissue Days congress took place on February 2 and 3 in Athens, where more than 270 dental professionals from Greece and other countries listened to six influential speakers in periodontology, oral surgery, and prosthetic dentistry.
Some participants also took part in three hands-on clinical workshops held at the start of each day.
Organised by the Hellenic Society of Periodontology, the event got under way with two early-morning workshops where Orcan Yüksel (Germany) demonstrated the bone-ring technique in three-dimensional augmentation, and Kris Chmielewski (Poland) presented impression techniques for the individual emergence profile transfer and for CAD/CAM [computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing] restorations.
Following the official opening ceremony, Leonardo Trombelli (Italy) spoke about the application of the treat-to-target concept to the treatment of periodontitis, EFP president-elect Anton Sculean (Switzerland) then discussed the latest developments in reconstructive periodontal surgery, and the first day of scientific presentations was completed with a talk from Marius Steigman (Germany) on the management of the soft tissues during high-volume augmentation, especially in the aesthetic region.
The second day began with a hands-on workshop on mucogingival aesthetic surgery given by Giovanni Zuchelli (Italy), who then gave a lively presentation on the treatment of soft-tissue defects around osseointegrated implants. Dr Chmielewski then spoke about the prosthetic solutions available for the optimization of soft-tissue aesthetics, and the final presentation was from Dr Yüksel on bone-ring technique for 3D bone augmentation and implantation in a single-step procedure.
The Hellenic Society of Periodontology said that the congress venue, the Royal Olympic Hotel in Athens, had been kept full throughout the two days and that the feedback from participants had been “overwhelmingly positive” and that they “look forward to future high-impact events from the society.”
The congress organising committee comprised former EFP president and current chair of the EFP scientific affairs committee Phoebus Madianos, together with William Papaioannou, Spyridon Vassilopoulos, and Georgios Charalampakis.
The event was made possible through the support of the main sponsor Botiss Biomaterials and 13 other co-sponsors.