Czech perio society holds two-day scientific meeting in Brno
Periodontology Day in Brno, May 2016
The Czech Society of Periodontology recently held a two-day congress in the city of Brno which brought together 140 periodontists and dentists.
The keynote lecture was given by Austrian periodontist Dr Daniel Hess who spoke about clinical cases of periodontal therapy that involve the use of guided bone regeneration. The lecture covered areas including when tooth extraction should take place, root canal treatment, and the use of the Emdogain product to promote the regeneration of periodontal hard and soft tissues.
Dr Jan Streblov from Prague gave a presentation on his 10 years’ experience of periodontal plastic surgery, discussing both successes and failures and explaining the reasons for the latter. The presentation discussed the use of grafts, surgical techniques, the tunnel technique, and the movement of tissues.
Other presentations were given by Dr Martin Starosta, from Olomouc, on less common indications of auto-transplantation and Dr Peter Augustín, from Brno, on the management of soft tissues in periodontal plastic surgery.
The final lecture was given by Prof Jiří Patočka, from České Budějovice, on the topic of endogenous disruptors and environmental health, which explored the effect of polluted air, food, and water on health.
The two-day meeting, which took place on May 27 and 28 at the Maxiumus Resort hotel at the Brno Dam, also included a plenary session of the Czech Society of Periodontology at which Dr Ladislav Korábek, the chairman, announced the board’s plans and discussion took place on topics including the society’s financial situation, the possible redesign of its website (www.perio.cz), and the organisation of future periodontology days.
“The periodontology days in Brno confirmed again the high level of our expertise in dentistry and a high level of mutual understanding too,” said Dr. Michal Kania, a board member of the Czech perio society. “It also confirmed the great interest of dentists in general, not only periodontologists, in meetings of this kind.”
The society’s next meeting, a one-day event in Prague, will take place on November 4.