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9 December 2023

Czech Perio Days: treating complex cases

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Czech Perio Days session

The Czech Society of Periodontology recently held its Perio Days in Znojmo.

During two intense days (20 & 21 November 2023), renowned Czech periodontology experts shared their insights on:

  • Reconstruction of both hard and soft tissues in periodontology and implantology
  • Mucosal immunity and autoimmunity diseases from the point of view of the immunologist
  • Teeth auto transplantation in the common dental office
  • Autoimmune diseases in the oral cavity
  • Mucosal diseases in the dental office: clinical cases
  • Treating patients on anticoagulation therapy in the dental office

Dr Ladislav Korábek, President of the Czech Society commented: “It is with a sense of accomplishment that we recognise the success of our Perio Days. The presentation of diverse periodontal topics by national experts, particularly addressing the intricacies of managing challenging cases, has equipped our participants with a substantial reservoir of knowledge. The insights gained, particularly in dealing with patients on anticoagulants and those with autoimmune diseases, have strengthened our dental practices."

On the first day, Dr Attila Horvath from Budapest discussed the reconstruction of both hard and soft tissues in periodontology and implantology. After general principles for successful treatment, the presenter discussed some well documented cases showing different treatment options. He stressed that the minimal invasive approach should always be preferred, to reduce morbidity and improve prognosis, aiming for long term stability of compromised teeth. He also highlighted the importance of bone quality (and oral hygiene) for successful outcomes.

On the second day, Dr Petr Kessler from Pelhřimov discussed teeth extractions and orofacial surgery on patients taking anticoagulants. Kessler also analysed the efficacy of pharmacological and non-pharmacological anticoagulant therapies when patients present conditions such as fever or inflammation. Taking Ibuprofen, for example, decreases the efficacy of certain anticoagulants. The speaker also discussed cases with acute leukaemia, thrombocytopenia, acquired haemophilia and amyloidosis.  In these cases, patient preparation for surgery is complex and should be managed with utmost care together with specialists such as haematologists.

Next year Perio Days will take place on 24 and 25 May in Darovanský Dvůr nearly Pilsen.

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