Moshe Goldstein gives keynote lecture on peri-implantitis at Czech perio days
Moshe Goldstein, giving the keynote lecture at Perio Days in Srní
The Czech Society of Periodontology recently held its biannual Perio Days, celebrated this time in the village of Srní in South Bohemia, at which the keynote lecture was given by Moshe Goldstein, chair of the EFP postgraduate education committee.
Prof Goldstein addressed the topic of peri-implantitis, its complications, and implant failures in the aesthetic zone and how to solve them. He described how the number of implants performed in constantly increasing and how, unfortunately, the number of implant-related complications and failures is increasing too.
As well as Prof Goldstein, there were lectures from various Czech periodontists, many from the city of Hradec Králové in the Bohemia region. Of these, Vladimira Radochová addressed contemporary perspectives on white lesions of the oral mucosa, mentioning that certain antimicrobial agents can have the effect of imitating leukoplakia (white lesions).
Radovan Slezák spoke about immunopathology diseases and associated lesions of the oral mucosa, Dr Martin Šembera discussed unusual lesions of the lip, and Ivo Dřízhal gave a presentation about access to periodontal therapy and co-operation between periodontists and dental hygienists.
Hana Poskerová, from Brno, addressed the question of diabetes mellitus and the oral cavity, explaining how untreated periodontitis increases the risk of Type-2 diabetes.
The same subject was approached from another point of view by diabetologist Alena Šmahelová, from Hradec Králové, who discussed new medications for diabetes (such as gliptins and gliflozins) and described how cases of diabetes are increasing because of growing obesity, unhealthy eating habits, and lack of physical exercise.
The other speakers at the event were psychologist Jeroným Klimeš, from Prague, who discussed patterns of human behaviour, and Peter Augustin, from Brno, whose lecture covered viral diseases associated with lesions in the oral mucosa and emphasised the risks of antiviral therapy.
“The Perio days at Srní confirmed not only the high scientific level of these meetings, but also the great interest of dentists and periodontists in these events,” said Michal Kania, a member of the board of the Czech Society of Periodontology.
The Perio Days at Srní, held on May 19 and 20, were attended by about 90 periodontists and other oral-health professionals.
The society will hold its next Perio Days in Ostrava on October 13 and 14, at which the main speaker will be Wolfgang Westermann, a periodontist with a private practice in Emsdetten, Germany. He will lecture on “failures in periodontology”, addressing their causes and how to solve them.