Perio Master Clinic 2020 will provide “a complete overview of the latest in regeneration procedures," says event chair Declan Corcoran in an interview in the November edition of Irish Dentistry magazine.
Dr Corcoran says that "all dentists who either place or restore implants will benefit from attending the event", which he describes as "a clinically orientated meeting with all presentations featuring top-class clinical slides and videos."
He summarises the key issues to be addressed at the fourth EFP master clinic, which takes place in Dublin on March 6 and 7 next year, as:
- How do we deal with single-tooth or multiple-tooth gingival recessions?
- What materials do we use, and which are preferable – autografts or xenografts?
- How to manage flap design;
- The techniques involved in lateral and vertical bone augmentation.
One of the highlights, he adds, will be the session devoted to the question of when to reconstruct and save a tooth and when to extract it and replace it with an implant.
Describing regeneration as the “ultimate challenge” faced by clinicians, Corcoran says that “every day we are faced with clinical situations that could benefit from regenerative techniques. But the question is: do we have the clinical skills or the confidence to carry these out for our patients?
“We need to build up clinical skills so that we can offer these procedures to our patients with the prospect of long-term success and with an acceptable degree of safety.”
Perio Master Clinic 2020 is aimed at helping delegates gain these skills and the confidence to deploy them and will provide a “unique opportunity over two days to witness the best speakers on regeneration in periodontics – all experts in their own field.”
Workshops offer ‘glorious opportunity’
On the day before the master clinic, there will be a series of hands-on workshops, where delegates will be able to learn from some of the master clinicians who will give presentations at Perio Master Clinic 2020.
“As the conference will be showing off high-end clinical techniques, all the delegates will be very eager to see if they can accomplish the same results in their own dental surgeries,” said Corcoran, who was EFP president from 2001 to 2002.
“As the lectures are so practically orientated, the logical next step for the delegates will be to see if they can carry out these procedures themselves, and the workshops will provide a glorious opportunity.
The deadline for early booking with reduced registration fees for Perio Master Clinic 2020 is November 30.
The price of individual bookings before that date is €540 for EFP members and €650 for non-members. From December 1, the prices rise to €650 and €760 respectively. Group discounts, for bookings of 10 or more people, are also available until November 30.
The Irish Dentistry article, "Overcoming the regeneration challenge", can be read at: https://www.irishdentistry.ie/overcoming-regeneration-challenge/.