The second Perio Talks podcast is now available, featuring Mariano Sanz and Anton Sculean who focus on the topic of periodontal regeneration.
They consider advances made in regeneration in recent years and the biological knowledge and surgical skills needed by clinicians to perform bone regeneration successfully rather than extract and replace teeth.
“On a short-term basis it’s a good option to extract the teeth, it’s very easy, however on a long-term basis saving teeth by using regenerative techniques is much more predictable and can improve the longevity of the treatment,” Prof. Sculean explains in the podcast.
In terms of predictability, patient selection is important, says Prof. Sanz, because to achieve success “a patient needs to have excellent oral hygiene and biofilm control because the key factor in wound healing is to have this healing happening in a clean environment that is inflammation free.”
Mariano Sanz is professor of periodontology at the Complutense University of Madrid in Spain, a former EFP president and general secretary, scientific chair of EuroPerio2 (1997) and EuroPerio8 (2015), and chair of the federation’s workshop committee from 2008 to 2020. Anton Sculean is professor of periodontology at the University of Bern in Switzerland, he was EFP president in 2018-19 and scientific chair of Perio Master Clinic 2020 in Dublin and will be scientific chair of EuroPerio11 in Vienna in 2025.
The EFP launched Perio Talks in podcast format in June as a new communication channel to delivering high-quality interviews and discussions about scientific topics in periodontology and implant dentistry featuring international experts from within the EFP and its member societies.
The next podcast will feature Iain Chapple – professor of periodontology at the University of Birmingham (UK) and former EFP secretary general – discussing the EFP-commissioned report Time to take gum disease seriously by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) on the financial and human cost of gum disease in six European countries.
The podcasts are hosted on Anchor.fm and available on the Spotify and Apple Podcasts platforms (with others to be added later).