Consensus Publications

XIII European Workshop on Periodontology

Bone regeneration

The XIII European Workshop on Periodontology was organised in collaboration between EFP and the Osteology Foundation was chaired by Mariano Sanz (EFP) and Christer Dahlin (Osteology Foundation). It focused on the topic ‘Bone Regeneration’ and took place between 11–14 November 2018 in La Granja de San Ildefonso, near Segovia in Spain.

The 75 invited academics and researchers in periodontology and oral surgery from Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australia were divided into four working groups that covered following focal points:

Working Group 1 (co-chairs Tord Berglundh and William Giannobile): Biological factors involved in alveolar bone regeneration

Working Group 2 (Mariano Sanz and Christer Dahlin): Biomaterials and regenerative technologies

Working Group 3 (Maurizio Tonetti and Ronald Jung): Treatment of extraction sockets

Working Group 4 (Frank Schwarz and Søren Jepsen): Regeneration of alveolar-ridge defects

The workshop’s consensus papers and systematic reviews are now available in an open-access supplement of the EFP’s Journal of Clinical Periodontology. Follow the link below to access the content.

2nd Osteology Consensus Meeting

Peri-Implant tissues

On 13 June 2017, the 2nd Consensus Meeting of the Osteology Foundation on the topic: Evidence based knowledge in the aesthetics and maintenance of peri-implant tissues, took place in Weggis, Switzerland.

In two groups under the chairmanship of Ronald E. Jung, Switzerland, and Frank Schwarz, Germany, the effects of hard- and soft-tissue augmentation procedures on the maintenance of peri-implant tissues, as well aesthetics of peri-implant soft tissues were discussed, and the outcome was summarized in three consensus reports. The reports have been published with open access in a supplement of Clinical Oral Implants Research, together with four systematic reviews that were done in preparation of the consensus meeting.

Proceedings of the 2014 AAP Regeneration Workshop

Enhancing Periodontal Health Through Regenerative Approaches

On June 1-4, 2014 the AAP organised an international consensus workshop, co-chaired by the Osteology Board members William V. Giannobile and Pamela K. McClain. The workshop was of huge interest to the Osteology Foundation and therefore supported with an educational grant.

The proceedings of this workshop are available with free access in a special supplement of the Journal of Periodontology:

10th European Workshop in Periodontology

Periodontal Plastic Surgery and Soft Tissue Regeneration

Sharing the same goals made teaming up an easy task for the EFP and Osteology Foundation when they jointly steered the 10th European Workshop in Periodontology to success in November 2013 in La Granja de San Ildefonso, Spain. 

The proceedings of this workshop are available with free access in a special supplement of the Journal of Clinical Periodontology (JCP):

The key supplement delivers the full conclusions of working groups who reviewed research in the 10th European Workshop's designated field of  Periodontal Plastic Surgery and Soft Tissue Regeneration. 

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6th Expert Meeting of the Osteology Foundation

Extraction Sockets 

“Linking Science with Practice” is the guiding principle of the Osteology Foundation. The 6th Osteology Expert Meeting, which took place in Zurich, Switzerland, in June 2011 was devoted to this motto. The aim of the meeting was to formulate statements and recommendations in the field of regeneration based on the current evidence.

The proceedings of this workshop are available in a special supplement of the Journal of Clinical Oral Implants Research: