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2021 Summer Meeting
Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa
9800 Hyatt Resort Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78251
United States

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Friday, July 30, 2021 to Sunday, August 01, 2021
Category: Meetings

Join the Southwest Society of Periodontists at the 2021 Summer Meeting!


July 30 - August 1, 2021

Hyatt Hill Country Resort & Spa
9800 Hyatt Resort Drive
San Antonio, TX 78251

The 2021 Summer Meeting will provide educational and networking opportunities for periodontists and dental professionals in the Southwest region.

This year's meeting features Frank Schwarz, Prof. Dr. med. dent. with Carolinum, Goethe University Frankfurt. His lectures will focus on treatment concepts for the management of peri-implant disease and autogenous tooth roots for localized alveolar ridge augmentation. Dr. Schwarz is based in Germany and will make every effort to attend in person, although his lecture may be streamed into the session room if travel restrictions prevent his in-person attendance.

Please know that precautions will be taken during the meeting to protect as much as possible the health and safety of all Summer Meeting attendees. The SWSP Board of Directors and conference venue will determine what COVID-related procedures will be implemented based on the state of the pandemic at the time of the conference.

Frank Schwarz, Prof. Dr. Med. Dent. - Professor and Head of the Department of Oral Surgery and Implantology, Centre for Dentistry and Oral Medicine (Carolinum), Johan Wolfgang Goethe-University, Frankfurt, Germany

Frank SchwarzFrank Schwarz has a postgraduate degree in Oral Surgery and is Professor and Head of the Department of Oral Surgery and Implantology at the Centre for Dentistry and Oral Medicine (Carolinum), Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt, Germany. He serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Clinical Periodontology and Editorial Board Member for Clinical Oral Implants Research. He is the President of the German Association of Oral Implantology (DGI), a Board Member of the Osteology Foundation and was awarded the André Schröder Research Prize in 2007, the Miller Research Prize in 2012 and the Jan Lindhe Award in 2017.

Treatment Concepts for the Management of Peri-Implant Disease

The management of infectious diseases affecting osseointegrated implants in function has become a demanding issue in implant dentistry. While nonsurgical therapy was effective in the treatment of mucositis lesions, for peri-implantitis, mechanical debridement alone has shown limited efficacy. Adjunctive measures (e.g. local antibiotics/ antiseptics, laser application) may be effective in arresting disease progression at initial sites, however, moderate to advanced peri-implantitis lesions commonly require a surgical intervention. Previous studies have indicated that surgical treatment of peri-implantitis with concomitant placement of a bone filler is associated with clinical and radiographic improvements on both short- and long-term periods. However, the available evidence also suggests, that the effectiveness of regenerative treatment approaches is influenced by several factors, such as the type and configuration of the defect, implant surface characteristics, as well as the method of surface decontamination.

Learning Objectives:

  1. To understand the etiology and major risk indicators for peri-implant disease
  2. To understand the limitations of nonsurgical treatment of peri-implantitis
  3. To be able to select appropriate surgical techniques and materials for regenerative therapy of peri-implantitis associated defects

Autogenous Tooth Roots for Localized Alveolar Ridge Augmentation

Preclinical and clinical data provide evidence, that tooth roots reveal a structural and biological potential to serve as alternative autografts for localized ridge augmentation. In fact, dentin reveals a similar anorganic and organic composition as bone, features osteoconductive as well as osteoinductive properties and also gets involved in the bone remodeling process. This presentation will elucidate this new biological concept and focus on associated surgical procedures for current and future applications.

Learning Objectives:

  1. To understand the biological rational for using teeth as bone graft material
  2. To understand various clinical indications for their application
  3. To understand the step-by-step surgical procedures
Teaching Method: Lecture

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