Celebration of the 60/61-year anniversary of the Finnish Society of Periodontology together with the Scandinavian Society of Periodontology (ScSP), Helsinki on August 27-28, 2021

Posted 29.06.2021

Dear Scandinavian Society of Periodontology members,

ScSP will join to the celebration of the 60/61-year anniversary of the Finnish Society of Periodontology in Helsinki on August 27-28, 2021. Celebration will be a hybrid symposium and the program can be find below.

To register; Finnish ScSP members register through Finnish Dental Society Apollonia (https://www.apollonia.fi/koulutus/celebration-of-the-60-61-year-anniversary-of-the-finnish-society-of-periodontology-current-challenges-and-solutions-for-periodontal-treatment/).
Swedish, Danish, and Norwegian ScSP members can register by sending an email to ScSP treasurer Dr. Margareta Hultin margareta.hultin@ki.se (cc to Dr. Ulvi Gürsoy ulvi.gursoy@utu.fi).

with kind regards,
Scandinavian Society of Periodontology

Celebration of the 60/61-year anniversary of the Finnish Society of Periodontology together with the Scandinavian Society of Periodontology (ScSP), in Helsinki on August 27-28, 2021
Current challenges and solutions for periodontal treatment”

Friday 27.8. “Current challenges and solutions for periodontal treatment”

08:30 - 09:00 Registration
09:00 - 09:15 Opening words. Eija Könönen, Mervi Gürsoy, Ulvi Gürsoy
09:15 - 10:15 Periodontitis: how many treatment options for one disease? Prof. Filippo Graziani, Italy
10:15 - 11:00 Coffee break + Exhibition
11:00 - 12:00 Furcation involvement - Periodontal disaster or a solvable problem? Prof. Peter Eickholz, Germany
12:00 - 12:45 How to motivate diabetics and smokers for commitment? Assoc. prof. Christopher Ramseier, Switzerland
12:45 - 14:15 LUNCH BREAK + Exhibition
14:15 - 15:00 Are genes important – do we get benefit out of the gene tests? Prof. Marja Laine, the Netherlands
15:00 - 15:45 Effectiveness of advanced treatment – is it worth of money? Assoc. prof. Cristiano Tomasi, Italy/Sweden
15:45 - 16:00 Discussion

Saturday 28.8. “Current challenges and solutions for periodontal treatment”

09:00 - 09:45 Peri-implantitis: Is it possible to prevent? Odont. Dr. Ann-Marie Roos-Jansåker, Sweden
09:45 - 10:45 Peri-implantitis: How to treat - a pragmatic approach. Prof. Andreas Stavropoulos, Sweden
10:45 - 11:15 Coffee break
11:15 - 12:30 Lessons learned from landmark studies in periodontology. Prof. emeritus Niklaus Lang, Switzerland
12:30 - 12:45 Discussion
12:45 - 14:00 FAREWELL LUNCH

Registration fees
Before August 12, 2021: 320 eur (webinar) / 420 eur (on-site in Lasipalatsi, Helsinki)
After August 13, 2021: 420 eur (webinar) / 520 eur (on-site in Lasipalatsi, Helsinki)

Jan Wennström deceased

Posted 26.05.2021

Professor Jan L Wennström, Gothenburg, has died, 74 years old. He leaves behind his wife Angela and daughter Rebecka with family. He was a much appreciated and respected colleague, both nationally and internationally. Jan graduated as a dentist in Gothenburg in 1972 and became a specialist in periodontology in 1983. Early in his career, he completed his doctoral studies at the National Institute of Dental Research at NIH, Bethesda in the USA. He defended his dissertation in Gothenburg in 1982 on the dissertation "Keratinized and attached gingiva: regenerative potential and significance for periodontal health" and became an associate professor in 1986 at the University of Gothenburg. From 2000 to 2014, he was head of the Department of Periodontology at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg. He has an extensive scientific production, which in recent years has come to include periimplantitis. Jan Wennström has been presented a number of awards both nationally and internationally. He was a board member and President of the Scandinavian Society of Periodontology and President of the Periodontal Research Group of IADR. Both in the past and now in recent years, he has been very active in developing the basis for the new national guidelines for dental care in Sweden and he represented periodontology in the Swedish National Quality Register SkaPa. We have lost a friend and a colleague who always generously shared his unimaginably extensive detailed knowledge of dentistry at large and specifically periodontology.

Prof. Björn Klinge

ScSP Past President

EAO introducing a new annual event on May 3: Global Osseointegration Day

Posted 30.04.2021

Letter from European Association for Osseointegration:
The term “osseointegration” was coined by Professor Per-Ingvar Brånemark. He was also among the group that initiated the foundation of our association: European Association for Osseointegration, EAO. May 3 is the birthday of P-I Brånemark, thus a natural date to recognize osseointegration.
At this first event we have the pleasure of releasing a webinar by Professor Tomas Albrektsson, a world renowned scientist in the implant field and also a early disciple of P-I Brånemark.
Our tentative plans are to annually at the 3rd of May release unique material that puts the history of osseointegration in perspective.
This initiative has been realized in co-operation between EAO, ABOC (Associated Brånemark Osseointegration Centers) and ACD (American College of Prostodontists).