Perio Workshop 2018, organised by the EFP in partnership with the Osteology Foundation, involved 75 experts who explored in depth the topic of bone regeneration and regenerative technologies.
This workshop reviewed the evidence on bone regeneration, from the basic understanding of bone biology and the available regenerative technologies to the efficacy of currently used bone-regenerative interventions, either in conjunction with implant therapy or before implant placement.
Perio Workshop 2018 was chaired by Mariano Sanz (EFP, chair Workshop committee) and Christer Dahlin (Osteology Foundation), and featured four working groups:
Working group 1, chaired by Tord Berglundh (EFP) and William Giannoble (Osteology Foundation): The biological factors involved in alveolar bone regeneration.
Working group 2, chaired by Prof Sanz and Prof Dalhin: Biomaterials and regenerative technologies.
Working group 3, chaired by Maurizio Tonetti (EFP) and Ronald Jung (Osteology Foundation): Treatment of the extraction sockets.
Working group 4, chaired by Søren Jepsen (EFP) and Frank Schwarz (Osteology Foundation): Regeneration of alveolar-ridge defects.
“Implant therapy is an integral part of periodontal therapy and, therefore, all interventions aimed at improving the outcomes of this mode of therapy are of great interest to periodontology and members of the European Federation of Periodontology,” said Prof Sanz.
In this occasion we have partnered with the Osteology Foundation – a highly prestigious foundation providing research and education opportunities in oral and maxillofacial regenerative therapies – to hold this workshop and to provide the dental community with relevant information on bone regeneration.”
The workshop took place at La Granja de San Ildefonso in Spain from November 11 to 14. It was sponsored by Geistlich Pharma.
The workshop’s consensus papers and working documents will be published next year in a special open-access supplement of the EFP’s Journal of Clinical Periodontology.