2nd EFP Perio Master Clinic March 3-4 2017, Malta

Peri-implantitis – From aetiology to treatment


The European Federation of Periodontology and the Turkish Society of Periodontology are delighted to invite you to the 2nd Perio Master Clinic meeting.  Due to the recent events in Turkey, the core Executive Committee and the Turkish Society of Periodontology have decided to move the location of the Perio Master Clinic 2017  from Istanbul to Malta’s Mediterranean Conference Centre.

The aim of Perio Master Clinic meetings is to bring together clinicians with the desire to improve their skills in clinical practice to the highest levels of excellence. The faculty has been selected from the leading experts and clinicians on peri-implant diseases.

Since implants became a major part of our practices, the incidence of peri-implant diseases is also on the rise, and in this unique setting you will have the chance to listen to and discuss with world renowned master clinicians  on diagnosis, prevention and treatment of peri-implant diseases. This limited attendance meeting will focus on peri-implant diseases, starting from the aetiology, down to the treatment modalities.

Hoping to share this outstanding experience with you.

Organising Committee

Chairman | Korkud Demirel
Scientific Chairman | Stefan Renvert
1st EFP Perio Master Clinic Chairman | Jean Louis Giovannoli
Elected officer | Filippo Graziani
EFP President | Juan Blanco Carrion

For further information on EFP Committees, please click here.

Why Attend

General Information

Special offer: Discounted travel with Air Malta Airline

As the Event’s preferred Airline, Air Malta offers a 10% discount on bookings via their website. To make a reservation, please click on www.airmalta.com and enter the access code QEFPMC2017 in the “Enter Coupon” area. This will open the fare details for the selected dates and the amount of discount.

Please see here for further booking details.

Congress Language

The official language of the congress is English. No simultaneous translation will be provided.


Payment of congress-related matters such as registration fees, tickets for networking programme will be handled in Euro (EUR) only.


You will receive a personalised badge when collecting your registration documents. During the congress, this badge must be worn clearly visible at all times and grants access to the scientific sessions, commercial exhibition and official networking events. Admission to the congress will not be allowed without badge identification.


We have a strict non-smoking policy at the PERIO MASTER CLINIC 2017. Smoking inside the congress venue is prohibited. Smoking areas are available outside the main entrance of the congress centre.


The congress organisers will not assume any responsibility for accidents, losses or damages, as well as for delays or modifications in the programme, caused by unforeseen circumstances. No claims for indemnification from the organisers shall arise for contractors or participants in case of cancellation, for any reason, of the entire congress.
Delegates are advised to arrange a cancellation insurance for their congress costs (i.e. registration fee, travel or accommodation costs). A cancellation insurance offered by the „Europäische Reiseversicherung“ can be booked during the online registration process. The insurance sum also covers costs incurred for services which have not been booked via Mondial Congress & Events.

Passport and Visa

Please check passport and visa requirements in due time before your departure. Visa information can be obtained from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ website.

Travel Visa – Letter of Invitation

On request, the Official Congress Organiser will be pleased to send letters of invitation to individual participants. Invitations of this kind are intended to assist potential delegates to raise their travel funds or obtain visas. They do not imply any commitment or responsibility on behalf of the Congress to provide financial support. Please note that letters of invitation can only be sent after receipt of registration and payment of full registration fee.

Please note that Visa applications can take a while to be processed, so please send us your request for a letter of invitation in due time.

Scientific Programme

Programme: From aetiology to treatment


Friday, March 3, 2017

08:45 Opening Remarks (K. Demirel)
09:00 Peri-implantitis: Aetiology, epidemiology and diagnosis of the peri-implant diseases
(N. Lang)
09:30 Prevention of peri-implant disease
Moderator: B. Kuru
N. Zitzmann: Combining aesthetics and good cleansability. How to design the optimal suprastructure
G. Salvi: Non surgical therapy – Is Antimicrobial and Laser therapy the future?
11:00 Coffee Break
11:30 Can we reduce the risk of peri-implant diseases by improving soft tissues adjacent to implants
Moderator: A. Sculean
S. Aroca: How to increase the zone of keratinized tissue at implants?
O. Zuhr: How do we increase the soft tissue thickness at implants?
13:00 Lunch Break
14:30 Soft tissue recessions at implants
Moderator: M. Sanz
G. Zucchelli: How to handle soft tissue recessions in the aesthetic zone
J.L. Giovannoli: Dehiscence defects in combination with peri-implantitis- what to do? Step by step
16:00 Coffee Break
16:30 Resective surgical approaches – when is it an option
Moderator: F. Schwarz
J. Meyle: Resective surgery to reduce probing depth and increase cleansability
A. Ramanauskaite: Is surface modification of the implants the therapy of choice?
18:00 Close

Saturday, March 4, 2017

09:00 The Sacra Infermeria of the Knights of St. John
K. Spiteri
09:05 Regeneration of peri-implantitis defects – is it possible?
Moderator: I. Polyzois
M. Roccuzzo: Regenerative surgical treatment of peri-implantitis using membranes and different bone augmentation procedures
M. Quirynen: Is LPRF the therapy of choice when aiming at regenerating peri-implantitis defects?
10:30 Coffee Break
11:00 Treatment plan for advanced peri-implantitis cases
Moderator: M. Goldstein
P. Valentini: What happens if the “man-made” bone gets infected?
M. Merli: If you decide to remove  –  How to handle hard tissue defects following implant removal
12:30 Panel discussion between the moderators – Take home messages and Closing Remarks
S. Renvert, K. Demirel
13:30 Close


Aroca, Sophia – Switzerland
Ausra, Ramanauskaite – Germany
Demirel, Korkud – Turkey
Giovannoli, Jean Louis – France
Goldstein, Moshe – Israel
Kuru, Bahar Eren – Turkey
Lang, Niklaus – Switzerland
Merli, Mauro – Italy

Meyle, Joerg – Germany
Polyzois, Ioannis – Ireland
Quirynen, Marc – Belgium
Renvert, Stefan – Sweden
Roccuzzo, Mario – Italy
Romeo, Eugenio – Italy
Salvi, Giovanni – Switzerland

Sanz, Mariano – Spain
Schwarz, Frank – Germany
Sculean, Anton – Switzerland
Valentini, Pascal – France
Zitzmann, Nicola – Switzerland
Zucchelli, Giovanni – Italy
Zuhr, Otto – Germany

Networking Programme

Welcome Reception

Friday, March 3, 2017, 18:00
Mediterranean Conference Centre, Exhibition Hall

Accommodation & Transfer Booking

On Site Malta, our local Destination Management Company, has blocked a variety of hotel rooms in different categories for you to attend the EFP Perio Master Clinic.

The Venue

Mediterranean Conference Centre

Triq l-Isptar,Valletta, VLT 1645, Malta


Located on the periphery of the historical city of Valletta, adjacent to Fort St. Elmo and overlooking the Grand Harbour, the Mediterranean Conference Centre is a 16th Century building formerly known as the ‘Sacra Infermeria’ of the Order of St. John.

The Mediterranean Conference Centre, with its special features, is truly unique. Away from the cluttered environment of high-rise meeting places and far from the din of endless traffic jams, the Mediterranean Conference Centre has all the benefits of ultra modern technology set in an oasis of historical tranquillity.

The Mediterranean Conference Centre boasts a total of eight halls over an area of 7,000 square metres. The halls vary in size and are therefore suitable for a range of events. The largest and most impressive, Republic Hall, seats 1,400 in theatre style whereas the smallest, La Cassiere caters for 60 persons.

Each meeting hall is equipped with its own independent sound, lighting and climate control. Conference facilities include permanent installations for simultaneous interpretation for up to six languages, ADSL, Wi-Fi as well as audio / visual equipment. The Centre can accommodate over 2,300 delegates in all the conference halls.

The impressive and imposing Republic Hall has been constructed in place of what once was the Main Courtyard of the ‘Sacra Infermeria’. Its large area, 728 square metres, is tastefully roofed over and has created Malta’s largest Auditorium. With a seating capacity of 1,400, this elegant theatre style hall is the largest in the Conference Centre. It is ideal for large-scale meetings or conferences and is equipped with theatre lighting and sound systems, audio/visual facilities as well as simultaneous interpretation for up to six languages.