International Perio Master Clinic 2024, a significant event in the periodontal field organised by the EFP and the Society of Periodontology Singapore, successfully concluded on January 20, 2024. Held in the vibrant city of Singapore, this event drew over 520 attendees and speakers from 44 countries, showcasing the latest advancements in the unique combination of periodontics and orthodontics.
Professor Darko Bozić, EFP president, reflected on the success of the event: "Our goal of bringing together global experts to inspire attendees with innovative methodologies was overwhelmingly achieved. One of the goals of this meeting was to bridge the perio-ortho knowledge of our European and Asian colleagues and to mutually share it on the big stage. The smiley atmosphere and positive feedback could be seen on every corner, which means we did the job. We empowered practitioners to achieve remarkable outcomes in their perio-ortho cases, unlocking new horizons for patients."
The congress, chaired by Professor Philip Preshaw, was hailed for its practical impact on dental practice. Preshaw commented, “We've provided clinicians with evidence-based knowledge and techniques that can be directly applied in their practice. Leading experts have opened new avenues in the combined approach to periodontal and orthodontic treatment. This was an outstanding meeting!”
The event featured a diverse range of topics, including managing and preventing implant infra-position, complex rehabilitation of stage IV periodontitis patients, and ortho movements into periodontal intrabony defects. Participants benefitted greatly from duo presentations and real-life case studies that highlighted advanced techniques in perio-ortho synergy.
Professor Virginie Monnet-Corti, the scientific chair, ensured that the clinic's multidisciplinary program was filled with the latest and most effective clinical techniques, based on data acquired from dental science. She said: “Since the Perio Master Clinic in Antwerp, new scientific publications emerged on the topic of Perio-Ortho Synergy, making the updated knowledge trendy.” Her efforts were evident in the attendees' positive feedback and eagerness to apply their newfound knowledge.
As the event wrapped up, the sense of accomplishment was palpable among the attendees. The International Perio Master Clinic 2024 not only provided a platform for learning and networking, but also left a lasting impact on the attendees, empowering them with skills and knowledge to enhance their clinical practice. With its unique focus and high-calibre presentations, the event set a new benchmark for dental conferences worldwide.
“Our next stop is EuroPerio11 in Vienna in May 2025,” said Bozić. “See you there!”