Experts prepare for Perio Workshop 2018 on bone regeneration
Perio Workshop 2018 chair Mariano Sanz (pictured here at the 2016 workshop)
An expert team of academics and researchers, from the fields of periodontology and oral surgery, are preparing for this year’s EFP Perio Workshop, which is devoted to the topic of bone regeneration.
Perio Workshop 2018 is organised by the EFP in partnership with the Osteology Foundation and will bring together 75 experts in a four-day meeting at La Granja de San Ildefonso in Spain from November 11 to 14.
The workshop has been set three specific objectives related to different aspects of bone regeneration.
First, it will describe the biology of bone regeneration and the regenerative technologies used in bone-regenerative interventions in the oral cavity.
Second, it will evaluate the evidence on the efficacy of interventions aimed at treating extraction sockets.
Third, it will evaluate the evidence on the efficacy of interventions aimed at regenerating alveolar-ridge defects.
Perio Workshop 2018, sponsored by Geistlich Pharma, will be chaired by Mariano Sanz (EFP, chair Workshop committee) and Christer Dahlin (Osteology Foundation) and participants will be organised into four working groups.
Working group 1, to be co-chaired by Tord Berglundh (EFP) and William Giannoble (Osteology Foundation), will cover biological factors involved in alveolar bone regeneration. Working group 2, whose co-chairs are Prof Sanz and Prof Dalhin, will explore biomaterials and regenerative technologies.
Working group 3, co-chaired by Maurizio Tonetti (EFP) and Ronald Jung (Osteology Foundation), will tackle treatment of the extraction sockets, while Working group 4, whose co-chairs are Søren Jepsen (EFP) and Frank Schwarz (Osteology Foundation), will consider the regeneration of alveolar-ridge defects.
The workshop’s consensus papers and working documents will later be published in a special open-access supplement of the EFP’s Journal of Clinical Periodontology.