Italian perio society meeting focuses on restorative therapy
Speakers at the SIdP meeting on periodontal and restorative therapy
A recent meeting co-organised by the Italian Society of Periodontology and Implantology (SIdP) explored in depth the connections between periodontal and restorative therapy.
The updating course “Periodontal health and restorative therapy: scientific evidence and clinical experience – all that the dentist should know” took place in Florence on October 26 and 27. It was organised by the SIdP and the Italian Academy of Conservative and Restorative Dentistry (AIC) in collaboration with the Italian Academy of Prosthodontics (AIOP).
Speakers from these three scientific societies gave lectures covering such topics as the proper diagnosis of non-carious cervical lesions, periodontal and restorative management of interproximal caries, and pre-prosthetic crown-lengthening surgical procedures.
They addressed questions about the risk factors and prognosis for the patient, about timing, and about the techniques and protocols that clinicians should adopt.
The programme on Friday, October 26 covered the key elements of the perio-restorative treatment plan (“Starting the route: knowing the patient” and “Knowing the site and the tooth”) and periodontal health and conservative dentistry (cervical lesions and interproximal lesions).
On Saturday, October 27, the focus was the periodontium and prosthodontics, exploring the scientific evidence and clinical experience of the periodontist and the prosthodontist.
The course, part of the SIdP’s 2018 scientific programme, was co-ordinated by Dr Fabio Toffenetti and Prof Leonardo Trombelli, who were joined by speakers Alessandro Agnini, Mario Alessio Allegri, Massimo de Sanctis, Guido Fichera, Massimo Fuzzi, Carlo Ghezzi, Gaetano Paolone, Alberto Fonzar, and Giano Ricci. It was attended by about 1,300 dental professionals.
A simultaneous updating course for dental hygienists took place in an adjacent conference room, attended by about 400 people. This course discussed which supportive therapy should be carried out to ensure long-term success and prevent the recurrence of caries and periodontal diseases.
“This joint meeting was a wonderful opportunity for exchange and for straightening relationships between periodontists and restorers,” said SidP president Mario Aimetti. “We put the spotlight on how important is to share different perspectives to provide treatments to our patients that could be always better, minimally invasive, and respectful of biology. I personally hope that in the future we may have new chances like this for further meeting points among specialists.”