The live surgery day organised by the EFP in collaboration with the Osteology Foundation on 17 June will focus on two “hot topics” – coverage of mandibular recessions and the surgical treatment of peri-implantitis.
Explaining the concept of the Osteology-EFP Virtual Live Surgery Day, Anton Sculean (EFP president, 2018-19) – who will be one of the two clinicians to perform live surgery during the online event – said that the aim was to provide a focused meeting with clear messages for the audience.
He said that to enable this a format had been chosen that combined moderated live surgery, keynote lectures, and panel discussions – all featuring world-renowned experts. Prof Sculean will perform live surgery to treat mandibular recession, while EFP president-elect Andreas Stavropoulos will perform live peri-implantitis surgery in the anterior zone.
The moderators will be Mariano Sanz and Giovanni Salvi, with speakers Frank Schwarz (peri-implantitis surgery) and Martina Stefanini (mandibular recession coverage).
Prof Sculean, professor and chair of the department of periodontology and head of research of the School of Dental Medicine at the University of Bern (Switzerland), said that the aim of this virtual event was “to give back something to the members of all national societies and to all dental professionals across the globe with an interest in oral tissue regeneration by offering a unique, high-quality event that is accessible to everybody.”
He said that to achieve this goal the EFP and the Osteology Foundation had agreed to offer the meeting for a low registration fee (€40 if booked before 3 June, thereafter €60) and to make it available on demand to compensate for differences in time zones.
“By the end of each session and the interactive discussions, the audience will receive clear messages on why, when, and how the respective procedures can be integrated into their clinical practice,” concluded Prof Sculean.