The best conference for dental clinicians to learn new techniques and receive tips from the most prestigious experts in the world of periodontology will be held in the Americas for the first time. Organized by the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP), International Perio Master Clinic 2022 has drawn up its scientific program and is open for registration by all dental professionals.
Chaired by Alejandro García, former president of the EFP-affiliated Mexican Association of Periodontology, the event will take place on February 25th and 26th, next year in León, Mexico, focusing on current and future challenges in hard-and soft-tissue aesthetic reconstructions around teeth and dental implants.
The idea behind International Perio Master Clinic 2022 is to bring the same clinical expertise and hands-on approach of Perio Master Clinic 2020, which took place in Dublin, Ireland, with the novelty of a renewedfaculty. The scientific chair of the conference, former EFP president Anton Sculean, has added several high-level speakers from Mexico, Latin American countries, and the USA, who will enrich the training experience of the attendees.
The program comprises nine sessions on one of the most challenging areas of periodontal and implant therapy: the regeneration of soft and hard tissues. Leading clinicians will share their expertise with a relatively small audience (places are kept limited to enhance the learning experience).
“At the Mexican Association of Periodontology, we are proud and delighted to welcome all dental practitioners interested in improving their skills in the fascinating area of tissue regeneration to attend this unprecedented event next February in our country,” says Alejandro García. “We have been working jointly with the EFP for two years in preparing this world-class conference, which comes to the Americas for the first time.”
García adds: “León is a very well-connected city in the central Mexican state of Guanajuato, close to major touristic and historic sites such as Guanajuato City and San Miguel de Allende. Our attendees can easily reach León by plane, via its international airport, or by car, thanks to an extensive road network”.
“We are excited to bring the Perio Master Clinic to the Americas for the first time and to have succeeded in making International Perio Master Clinic 2022 the first major dental event in the region after the worst outbursts of the Covid-19 pandemic,” explains Lior Shapira, president of the EFP. “As we celebrate the first 30 years of the EFP after its foundation in 1991, we remain committed to a global approach to periodontology, and consider this conference a major step forward in our mission of promoting periodontal health for a better life everywhere.”
EFP, global benchmark in periodontology
The European Federation of Periodontology (EFP, ) is a non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting awareness of periodontal science and the importance of gum health. Its guiding vision is “periodontal health for a better life.”
Founded in 1991, the EFP is a federation of 37 national periodontal societies that represents more than 16,000 periodontists, dentists, researchers and oral-health professionals from Europe and around the world. It supports evidence-based science in periodontal and oral health, and it promotes events and campaigns aimed at both professionals and the public.
The EFP organises EuroPerio, the world’s leading congress in periodontology and implant dentistry, as well as other important professional and expert events such as Perio Master Clinic and Perio Workshop. The annual Gum Health Day on May 12, organised by the EFP and its member societies, brings key messages on gum health to millions of people across the world.
The EFP also organises workshops and outreach campaigns with its partners: projects to date have covered the relationship between periodontal disease and diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and caries, as well as women’s oral health during pregnancy.
The EFP’s Journal of Clinical Periodontology is the most authoritative scientific publication in this field. The federation also publishes JCP Digest, a monthly digest of research, and the Perio Insight magazine, which features experts’ views and debates. The EFP’s work in education is also highly significant, notably its accreditation programme for postgraduate education in periodontology and implant dentistry.
The EFP has no professional or commercial agenda.