The Argentinian Society of Periodontology (SAP), one of the EFP’s international associate members, celebrated the 75th anniversary of its foundation on November 20.
To mark the occasion, the society held a joint symposium with the Spanish Society of Periodontology (SEPA), with contributions from leading periodontists of both societies.
The symposium, the second joint symposium to be held by SAP and SEPA, was an online event, co-ordinated by Fernando Codini – who chaired the symposium and made a brief introduction to the topics – and featuring four presentations.
Hugo Romanelli (SAP) outlined the history of the Argentinian Society of Periodontology and the evolution of periodontology.
José Nart (SEPA) spoke about surgical therapy to improve the prognosis of implants with a history of periodontitis through regeneration and soft-tissue grafts.
María Marta Fernández (SAP) addressed the question of resective therapy to improve the prognosis of teeth with a history of periodontitis and implants with a history of peri-implantitis.
Ion Zabalegui (SEPA) explained regenerative surgical therapy to improve the prognosis of teeth with a history of periodontitis.
The symposium was attended by 272 professionals from all over the world, notably from Argentina, Spain, Uruguay, Ecuador, and Colombia.
“It has been an honour to be together with SEPA and to celebrate SAP’s 75 years with members and friends,” said Paula Pedreira, SAP president. “This institution has been working since the beginning of its career focusing on professional actualization at a high academic level and on the prevention and treatment of periodontal disease.”
The Argentinian Society of Periodontology was officially created on November 20, 1946, with more than 50 dentists present, and was the first national society of periodontology in Latin America.
In March 2019, the society became one of the EFP’s first international associate members.