Czech perio society holds periodontology day
The Czech perio society's Periodontology Day in Prague
The Czech Society of Periodontology recently held a meeting in Prague which covered various scientific topics.
The keynote speaker at the event, on November 4, was Dr Albert Fonzar from Italy who spoke about the “main dilemma in the treatment plan” of whether to maintain periodontally affected teeth or to use implants.
His lecture covered non-surgical and surgical periodontal treatment, management of furcation involvements, guided tissue regeneration, and periodontal plastic surgery.
Dr Pavel Poleník, from Pilsen, gave a lecture on pathogenetic mechanisms in periodontal tissue destruction, explored the role of micro-organisms as well as diabetes, eczema and allergies. He elaborated on conventional non-surgical periodontal therapy and the use of antibiotics.
A lecture by Dr Jiří Ramba (Prague) addressed the question of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and the challenge of diseases and anomalies of the jaw joint, while psychiatrist Dr Radkin Honzák (Prague) discussed the placebo effect and what it means in terms of communicating with patients.
At the end of the meeting, Ladislav Korábek, president of the Czech Society of Periodontology, presented the society’s plans for the future. These include a two-day meeting in May 2017 in Srní, at which the main speaker will be Prof Moshe Goldstein, chair of the EFP’s postgraduate education committee.