Israeli perio society hails success of ‘Small steps – big success’ meeting
'Small Steps - Big Success', semi-annual meeting of Israeli perio society
The semi-annual meeting of the Israeli Society of Periodontology and Osseointegration (ISP) took place in the Avenue Convention Center, near Tel Aviv, on September 15, with more than 250 participants – mostly periodontists but also including oral surgeons and prosthodontists.
In addition, more than 23 sponsoring companies participated in the exhibition that was held alongside the meeting.
The event, which had the title ‘Small steps – big success’, was hailed as a "great success" by Dr Shai Frankenthal, president of the ISP.
In her opening remarks, Dr Nirit Tager-Green, who chaired the meeting, said:
"We all know that in order to succeed in the treatment we need to be precise in the steps and details. Small steps – big success."
Prof Francesco Cairo from the University of Florence delivered the opening lecture, which focused on periodontal plastic surgery for both single and multiple recessions, featuring surgical movies in 3D. He evaluated the efficacy of modern procedures and emphasised how the treatment goal had radically changed over the last decade from quantity of achieved root coverage to complete coverage of the recessions.
Dr Ronit Kagan, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon from the Meir Medical Center in Kfar Saba, discussed the possible causes of chronic odontogenic sinusitis in relation to dental implants and periodontally affected teeth.
Dr Guy Carmeli and Dr Ran Herzberg presented several myths and truths through the mirror of time and discussed each one with respect to the current literature.
Dr Tommie Van de Velde, a Belgian periodontist, provided an overview on how to avoid aesthetic failures in preventing soft-tissue complications around implants. His lecture included a 3D movie on the subject.
Tsahit Friedman, a lawyer, presented cases and discussed the medico-legal aspects of periodontal care, and Prof Francesco Cairo then delivered a lecture on peri-implant plastic surgery to restore soft-tissue aesthetics.
At the end of the conference, there was a panel discussion which focused on the dilemma of “to treat or to extract in peri-implant and periodontal cases,” in which clinical cases were presented and debated.
Summing up the meeting, Dr Frankenthal said: “The conference emphasised how precise treatment modalities can lead to long-term success. The ‘brain storming’ and the clinical cases in the debate were presented in the meeting in order to share the treatment possibilities.”