We are pleased to announce the 4th International Symposium, which will be offered by the Buser & Sculean Academy in Bern, Switzerland.
This Symposium has a tradition since 2013 and is unique, since it combines the surgical aspects of regeneration and esthetics in both fields, Periodontology and Implant Dentistry. The 2-day Symposium will be offered for the first time as a hybrid event. The Symposium has again four sessions with topics of high clinical relevance in both fields. The invited speakers are international top-class speakers with lots of clinical experience and a top reputation. They will all be present in Bern.
In addition, we offer as add-on like in 2019 a Live-Surgery Day on Thursday with 4 live surgeries at the School of Dental Medicine directly streamed to the Congress Center Kursaal Bern. During the 2-day Symposium, the world class speakers have 40 min lectures to provide in-depth lectures with clinical step-by-step procedures. The focus will be clearly on surgical techniques how to deal with tissue deficiencies around teeth or at implant sites. At the end of each session, a panel discussion will follow to discuss relevant questions.
We also organize an attractive Social Dinner on Friday evening with a program performed by the famous comedian Massimo Rocchi which explores the absurdities of human existence through witty stories, pantomime performances, and linguistic fireworks. If you are not able to come to Bern and attend the Symposium, you can be an online participant using the live- and on-demand stream. The content of the Symposium will be available with a high-quality streaming platform for two months on-demand, like Netflix.
Daniel Buser, DDS, Prof em Dr med dent, is one of the most experienced international implant surgeons, with 35 years of surgical experience. He is past professor and chairman in the Department of Oral Surgery at the University of Bern in Switzerland and past president of the European Association for Osseointegration, the Swiss Society of Oral Implantology, the Swiss Society of Oral Surgery and Stomatology, and the International Team for Implantology (ITI). He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the ITI Honorary Fellowship and the Morton Amsterdam Award. He has authored and coauthored over 400 publications and is editor of 30 Years of Guided Bone Regeneration (Quintessence, 2021), which was recently published in its third edition. Dr Buser is cofounder of the Buser & Sculean Academy, which offers continuing education courses in periodontology and implant dentistry, and lectures nationally and internationally.
Stephen graduated BDS (Malaya) in 1983, MDSc (Melbourne) in 1987 and completed a PhD at the University of Melbourne in 2008. He was awarded Fellowship by examination of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (FRACDS) in 1988 (KG Sutherland Prize). He holds the position of Clinical Associate Professor at The School of Dentistry, The University of Melbourne. Stephen’s clinical and scientific interests are in the field of periodontal tissue regeneration, bone grafting and dental implants. He has published over 30 papers in peer-reviewed journals, authored 2 textbooks and contributed chapters to 6 textbooks. Stephen is president-elect of the ITI (International Team for Implantology), an international not-for-profit academic organization in the field of dental implantology with over 15,000 members worldwide in over 100 countries. He has served as chairman of the ITI Education Committee and is currently a member of the ITI Board of Directors. In Australia, he has contributed significantly to local academic and professional associations, having previously served as chairman of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Periodontists (ANZAP), Australasian Osseointegration Society (AOS) and Australian Society of Periodontology (ASP). He was awarded honorary life membership of the Australasian Osseointegration Society (AOS) for services to the organization.
Department Director of Periodontal Oral Hygiene and Prevention Hospital, San Raffaele, Milan Prof. Massimo De Sanctis, is currently the Department Director of Periodontal Oral Hygiene and Prevention Hospital at San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy. He is chairman of the program in Periodontology at the University Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milan.He obtained his doctorate in Medicine with honors from the university of Florence on July 12, 1978. Also from the University of Florence he received his Doctorate in Odontostomatology with honors. In 1982, graduated in Periodontology at Boston University, from the same University he obtained a Master of Science degree in Periodontology for an experimental study which he conducted between 1982 and 1983. During this time he was a member of the research program for Boston University’s Department of Periodontology. In 1987, he was appointed professor of Periodontology at the II University of Rome where he taught until 1989. From 1989 to 1999, he held various teaching positions at the University of Bologna. From 2000 to 2014, he was Professor of Periodontology at the University of Siena. He was President of The Congress Europerio 2 in Florence and a Member of the Organizing Committee of the Congress Europerio 5 in Madrid.He is a member of the Congress Organisation Committee of the European Federation of Periodontology and is Fellow of the International College of Dentistry. Prof. Massimo De Sanctis is a Member of the American Academy of Periodontology.He was also past president of the Italian Society of Periodontology and the past president of the Italian Coordinating Committee for the Scientific Societies.
Professor Nikos Donos is the Chair of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry, the Director of Clinical Research, the Head of the Centre for Oral Clinical Research and the Lead for the Centre of Oral Immunobiology & Regenerative Medicine at the Institute of Dentistry, Barts & The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). Prof. Donos is also the Director of the ITI scholarship Centre and the Director of the Osteology Research Scholarship Centre, both at QMUL. In 2009, Professor Donos has been awarded the title of Honorary Professor at the Faculty of Dentistry in Hong Kong, in 2012 the title of Adjunct Professor at the Dental School, Griffith University in Australia, in 2015 the title of Honorary Professor at UCL-Eastman Dental Institute and in 2019 the title of Honorary Professor, School of Dentistry, University of Queensland, Australia. In 2011, Professor Donos was awarded the prestigious International Association for Dental Research (IADR)-Periodontology Group Award in Periodontal Regenerative Medicine and in 2019 the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) Clinical Research Award for his contribution as co-author for “outstanding published scientific manuscript with direct clinical relevance and application to the practice of periodontics”. In 2004, Professor Donos received the European Association of Osseointegration (EAO)-Basic Science Research Award. Professor Donos was the President of the British Society of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry (BSP) (2020) and is a board member at the Osteology Foundation (Switzerland) as well as the Academic Representative at the Committee of the Association of Dental Implantology (ADI)(UK). Professor Donos is involved as editorial board member in international peer-reviewed journals in the field of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry where he has published more than 240 scientific publications. Professor Donos is/has been involved in a number of consensus conferences for the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP), the European Association of Osseointegration (EAO), The International Team for Implantology (ITI) and the Osteology Foundation all of which provide the most up-to-date evidence based information for different clinical situations in the fields of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry. Prof Donos has significant clinical experience in providing advanced treatment modalities to patients suffering from severe periodontal disease. Those modalities include all steps (non-surgical and surgical) for the treatment of periodontal disease including periodontal and bone tissue regeneration and replacement of missing teeth with dental implants. Furthermore, Professor Donos has significant experience in non-surgical and surgical treatment of peri-implant diseases (peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis). All the above clinical problems and their treatments are topics that Professor Donos regularly covers in his lectures on a national and international level.
The coverage of recessions around teeth is a very successful surgical treatment. The published evidence suggests that periodontal plastic surgeons can very predictably perform these procedures. However, how does reality present? What are the measurement methods and indexes used to support the external evidence? During this lecture, we will look very critically at the evidence we used to support our enthusiasm about the coverage of recession procedures. Second, we will try to answer the raised question in the title of this lecture. Third, the entire thought process will be supported by clinical cases.
Dr. Sascha A. Jovanovic is considered one of the founders of guided bone regeneration (GBR). He was formally trained in periodontics at UCLA School of Dentistry, in Implant Dentistry at Loma Linda University and in Prosthodontics at University of Aachen, Germany and holds a Master of Sciences degree in Oral Biology from UCLA. He restricts his clinical work to dental implant therapy and bone & soft tissue reconstruction and is Founder and Academic Chairman of the gIDE Institute and Assistant Professor at Loma Linda University. He is the past-president of the European Association for Osseointegration (EAO) and a past-Board member of the Osseointegration Foundation (OF). He is an honorary member of the South African Society of Periodontology, was the program chair of the EAO 2000 scientific congress, as well an award recipient from the American Academy of Periodontology, the California Society of Periodontists, and the German Implant Society (DGI). Dr. Jovanovic's clinical research emphasizes esthetic management in dental implant therapy and bone and soft tissue reconstruction techniques. His applied research focuses on bone regeneration with different bone graft materials, growth factors and barrier membranes as well as the biology of soft tissues around teeth and implants. He lectures extensively worldwide and has published over 65 articles and book chapters, and one textbook titled Color Atlas of Implantology (Thieme Publ.) which is translated in 8 languages. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the gIDE academic curriculum, is on several editorial boards for scientific journals and presents and teaches his implant protocols globally.
Ronald Jung is trained in oral surgery, prosthodontics and implant therapy. He is currently Head Division of Implantology at the Clinic of Reconstructive Dentistry, Center of Dental Medicine, University of Zürich. In 2006 he worked as Visiting Associate Professor at the Department of Periodontics at the University of Texas Heath Science Center at San Antonio, USA (Chairman: Prof. Dr. D. Cochran). 2008 he finalized his "Habilitation" (venia legendi) in dental medicine and was appointed at the University of Zürich. In 2011 he became his PhD doctorate degree of the University of Amsterdam, ACTA dental school, The Netherlands. In 2013 he worked as Visiting Associate Professor at the Department of Restorative Dentistry and Biomaterials Sciences at Harvard School of Dental Medicine in Boston, USA. In 2015 he has been promoted to full Professorship for Implantology at the University of Zurich. He is an accomplished and internationally renowned lecturer and researcher, best known for his work in the field of hard and soft tissue management and his research on new technologies in implant dentistry. He is currently Treasurer of the EAO, Past President of the Swiss Society of Reconstructive Dentistry, member of the Board of Directors of the Osteology Foundation and active Member of the EAED.
Giulio Rasperini, DDS, is an associate professor of dentistry and periodontology in the Department of Biomedical, Surgical, and Dental Sciences at the University of Milan in Italy and an adjunct clinical associate professor in the Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine in the School of Dentistry at the University of Michigan. He serves on the editorial board for The International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry, has published and lectured extensively on periodontology and implantology, and is the recipient of several research awards. In 2017, Dr Rasperini founded the iPerio Education Center in Piacenza, Italy, with Dr Giorgio Pagni and Dr Raffaele Acunzo.
Isabella Rocchietta, DDS, MSc, is an honorary senior research associate to the Department of Periodontology and a lecturer for the Diploma in Implant Dentistry at the UCL Eastman Dental Institute in London. She is an elected board member of the European Academy for Osseointegration and a member of the Experts Council of the Osteology Foundation. She is the author of several national and international peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. Dr Rocchietta performs clinical work limited to periodontics and implant dentistry in London and Milan and lectures internationally.
Anton Sculean is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Periodontology and currently the Head of the Dental Research Center (DRC) of the School of Dental Medicine, University of Bern, Switzerland. Prof. Sculean has authored more than 470 articles in peer-reviewed journals, 35 chapters in periodontal textbooks and has delivered more than 600 lectures at national and international meetings. He is Past President of the Periodontal Research Group of the IADR, of the Swiss Society of Periodontology, of the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) and of the International Academy of Periodontology (IAP). Professor Sculean is currently listed as the top-rated expert in Periodontics in the world https://www.expertscape.com/ex/periodontics.His research interests focus on periodontal wound healing and regeneration, regenerative and plastic-esthetic periodontal surgery, use of antibiotics, antiseptics and novel approaches such as lasers and photodynamic therapy in the treatment of periodontal and peri-implant infections.
Shak was born and brought up in the beautiful valley of Kashmir. In 1988, he commenced his studies in dentistry and qualified in 1992 from the University of Mysore, India and moved to the United Kingdom in 1994. He attained a Master’s degree in Restorative Dentistry from the Queen’s University of Belfast in 1995 and continued to work there till 1997. While undertaking further basic training in Restorative Dentistry at Morriston Hospital, Swansea, he completed his Fellowship in Dental Surgery (FDS RCSEd) from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1998. He moved to Dubai in 1999 and worked as Restorative and General Dentist for Emirates Airlines. In August 2000, he returned to the UK to pursue specialist training in Restorative Dentistry at the Newcastle Dental Hospital. He attained his Fellowship in Restorative Dentistry FDS (Rest Dent) RCSEd in November 2004 and completed his specialist training in April 2005. During this period he also completed a 4-year part time research degree and successfully submitted his thesis for attainment of Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from Newcastle University. In 2017, he was conferred Fellowship of the Faculty of Dental Trainers (FFDTEd) by The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. In 2005, he was appointed as a Consultant at The Royal London Dental Hospital, part of Barts Health NHS Trust, and in 2018 was appointed as Honorary Clinical Professor in Oral Rehabilitation & Implantology at Queen Mary University of London, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. Shak is a specialist in Restorative Dentistry, Periodontics, Prosthodontics and Endodontics. Apart from the specialist restorative treatment, his areas of particular interest include aesthetics, implant dentistry, and management of complex restorative cases including functional and aesthetic rehabilitation of patients with hypodontia. Shak specialises in treating patients requiring complex and advanced restorative treatment including surgical placement and restoration with dental implants. He is the Lead for postgraduate implant training and Chairman of the ITI Scholarship Centre at QMUL. He is a Fellow of the International Team for Implantology and a Diplomate of The British Society of Oral Implantology, Immediate Past Chairman for the Advisory Board in Implant Dentistry for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, and immediate Past Chairman of the ITI UK & Ireland Section. He is active in clinical research and has secured various research grants. He is a co-author of a textbook in periodontology and implant dentistry, besides publishing in peer-reviewed journals. He also runs a multi-specialist referral practice in Harley Street, London.
After having completed his dental technology education, Andrea Stavropoulos studied dentistry in Heidelberg, Germany, Thessaloniki and Athens, Greece. After a few years of work in private practice limited to periodontics and implant dentistry, he joined the Department of Periodontology, School of Dentistry, Aarhus University, Denmark, where he received his postgraduate training. Andreas Stavropoulos received his Ph.D. in 2002 and his dr.odont. degree in 2011 from Aarhus University, based on studies on guided tissue regeneration and bone substitute materials for the treatment of advanced periodontal defects. Andreas Stavropoulos has also performed preclinical and clinical studies on the use of bone biomaterials in association with dental implants. In 2012, Andreas Stavropoulos joined Malmö University as the Professor and Chair of the Department of Periodontology. Andreas Stavropoulos has received several awards for his research, including the Anthony Rizzo Young Investigator Award from the Periodontal Research Group (PRG) of the International Association of Dental Research (IADR) in2006, the 1st Basic Research Prize of the European Association of Osseointegration in 2011, the Straumann Award in Regenerative Periodontal Medicine, conferred by the PRG of the IADR. Andreas Stavropoulos has authored several publications in international peer reviewed journals and book chapters, and he is member of the Editorial Boards of Journal of Clinical Periodontology, Clinical Oral Implants Research, and Quintessence International, and also serves as adhoc reviewer for several other scientific journals. Andreas Stavropoulos is a member of the European Federation of Periodontology, the European Association of Osseointegration, the International Team for Implantology, and he is currently the Secretary of the PRG of IADR.
Graduated in 2005 from the University of Bologna, Italy with a degree in dentistry. She was awarded PhD in Medical Sciences in 2016 from the University of Bologna, Italy. Since 2018 researcher at the Departement of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences, Bologna University. Member of the editorial committee of the Italian Society of Periodontology in 2018-2019. Member of the scientific committee of the Italian Society of Periodontology in 2016/2017. Visiting Professor at San Raffaele University, Milan 2015-2016. Teacher at the postgraduate program Dental School San Raffaele University, Milan 2017. Teacher at the II level international master at Bologna University 2017/2018. Member of the NOGI (National Osteology Group Italy). Since 2018 ITI Fellow, Study Club Director and Member of the ITI leadership development committee. Since 2012 active member of the Italian Society of Periodontology (SIDP) since 2005 to 2013 awarded research grant working with Prof Giovanni Zucchelli. Since 2005 to date dental surgeon in private practice as expert in periodontology. Author of several publications in Pubmed. Co-Author of a chapter within the book “Implant Therapy” edited by M. Nevins and H. L. Wang. Speaker at national and international conferences on periodontology.
Leonardo Trombelli is a full professor and chair of the Department of Periodontology, School of Dentistry at the University of Ferrara. He has served as the director of the Research Center for the Study of Periodontal and Peri-implant Diseases at the University of Ferrara and the director of the Dental Clinic, University Hospital, Ferrara. He has been the dean of the Dental School at the University of Ferrara since 2013. He also served as the president of the Medical School at the University of Ferrara from 2014 to 2016. Past president of the SIO from 2007 to 2009. Dr Trombelli is an active member of SIdP and an editorial board member for the Journal of Clinical Periodontology.
Istvan Urban, DMD, MD, PhD, teaches implant dentistry in the graduate program at Loma Linda University in California and is also an adjunct clinical associate professor in the Department of Periodontology and Oral Medicine at the University of Michigan. He has published widely on bone regeneration and soft tissue reconstructive surgery around dental implants and is the author of the textbooks Vertical and Horizontal Ridge Augmentation: New Perspectives (Quintessence, 2017) and Vertical 2: The Next Level of Hard and Soft Tissue Augmentation (2022). Dr Urban is licensed in the state of California and maintains a private practice in Budapest, Hungary.
Graduated in 1988 with a degree in dentistry from the University of Bologna, Italy. He was awarded a PhD in medical biotechnology from the same university. Professor of periodontology at the University of Bologna, Italy. Head of the Department of Periodontology and Dental Hygiene at the University of Bologna, Italy. Coordinator of the degree course in Dental Hygiene at the University of Bologna, Italy. Honorary member of the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP). President of the Italian Academy of Osseointegration (IAO). Member of the editorial boards of the International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry, the Journal of Periodontology, and the International Journal of Oral Implantology. Associate editor of the International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry. Active member of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (EAED), the Italian Society of Periodontology (SIdP), the Italian Academy of Osseointegration (IAO), and the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP). Author of more than 130 scientific publications in the field of periodontics and implantology. Winner of various awards in Europe and the United States for scientific research in the field of periodontology. Co-author of two illustrated textbooks on periodontal plastic surgery (Ed. Martina) and of the chapter “Mucogingival Therapy—Periodontal Plastic Surgery” in Clinical Periodontology and Implant Dentistry (Lindhe J, Lang NP, Karring T [eds]; Wiley-Blackwell). Author of the book Mucogingival Esthetic Surgery, published by Quintessence Publishing and translated into 12 languages. Speaker at major Italian and international conferences on the topics of periodontics and implantology.