Jan Lindhe, one of the ‘Perio Greats’, gives keynote lecture at annual meeting of Swedish Society of Periodontology
(From left): Andreas Stavropoulous (EFP delegate), Jan Lindhe, Ann-Marie Roos-Jansåker, and Björn Klinge at the annual meeting
Professor Jan Lindhe, considered to be one of the fathers of modern periodontology, was the guest of honour at the annual meeting of the Swedish Society of Periodontology in Malmö on February 16.
The meeting, moderated by Professor Björn Klinge, heard Prof Linde give a three-hour lecture on “bone loss around teeth and implants” in the morning.
In the afternoon, there was a second lecture, on “Biological and aesthetic complications at implants”, given by Dr. Lars-Åke Johansson, a specialist in both periodontology and prosthetic dentistry.
“It was a great pleasure and honor for us to have Prof. Lindhe at our meeting in Malmö this time, and we’re extremely happy that so many colleagues grabbed the opportunity to listen to him,” said Dr. Ann-Marie Roos-Jansåker, president of the Swedish Society of Periodontology.
The meeting was attended by 80 participants from Sweden and Denmark, including periodontists, general dentists, and postgraduate students. The society said that this was a “rather high” level of attendance for this type of event in Sweden.
During the meeting, an extraordinary general assembly was held, where it was decided to change the name of the society to the Swedish Society of Periodontology and Implantology (SSPI).
Jan Lindhe was interviewed by Tiernan O’Brien, chair of the EFP communications committee, in the “Perio Greats” series of video interviews. The 35-minute interview can be viewed on the EPP website.