The souls and minds of Periocampus are Prof Filippo Graziani (Pisa, Italy / London, UK) altogether with Dr Jeanie Suvan (London, UK)  and Prof Cristiano Tomasi (Gothenburg, Sweden / Trento, Italy) which, having dedicated their entire professional life exclusively to Periodontology, are contagious in their willingness to share knowledge and transmitting their passion for it.

An accomplished researcher and clinician, Prof Cristiano Tomasi enjoys sharing the findings of his research group on peri-implant histology, health and disease and non-surgical periodontal treatment and the factors influencing its outcomes, as much as the clinical implications these findings have in the everyday practice. in periocampus international he will also be teaching in highly practical and immediately applicable hands-on portions in periodontal surgery – the aim is to understand the rationales and indications for resective, regenerative or mucogingival surgery, use different flap approaches and correct sutures according to the given clinical situation and to practice and acquire control over surgical instruments.

CRISTIANO TOMASI

Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg

He graduated as a doctor in dentistry at the Verona University, Italy in 1991. An associate professor of periodontology at the Department of Periodontology at the University of Gothenburg. Obtained his specialty in clinical Periodontology in 2002 at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Further qualifications include a Master of Science degree, obtained in 2003 at the University of Gothenburg and a PhD degree, which he was awarded in 2007, at the same university. Guest Professor at the University of Padova, Italy.

Dr Jeanie Suvan is a dental hygienist who has dedicated her work to training dentists, periodontists and hygienists in perfecting their periodontal instrumentation. In the upcoming Periocampus International she will be teaching in the hands-on practicals with the aim to transmit how instrumentation techniques are made easier. The exercises that are part of her hands-on portions also involve training that develops and enhances manual dexterity and, importantly, tactility, so one learns to use hands better and in a more efficient manner. Dr Suvan is passionate about patient care, motivation and health behaviour change, which she will be teaching in a special session designed for dental hygienists, as well as addressing supportive periodontal treatment, with the objective of optimising efficiency of supragingival cleaning and applying risk assessment model.

JEANIE SUVAN

Eastman Institute, UCL London

Graduated in Dental Hygiene, awarded by the University of Alberta, Canada, and furthered her education at the University of Calgary in Applied Science. Following her work in clinical practice and teaching in Canada, she worked in Department of Periodontology at the University of Bern, Switzerland. Over the past 15 years, she has been involved in patient care, teaching and the conduct of clinical research at UCL Eastman Dental Institute in various areas of periodontology. After being awarded a MSc Degree from the University of Oxford in Evidence Based Healthcare in 2004, she went on to complete a PhD in Clinical Dentistry at UCL in 2007.

To Prof Filippo Graziani the main focus of periodontal treatment is not set solely on gums, teeth or millimeters. He’s driven by his passion for sharing his own personal research and clinical experience and his vision of Periodontology centred around the patient and her/his needs, and periodontal treatment tailored accordingly. In the upcoming Periocampus International he will be teaching in the surgical hands-on practicals, but will also be tackling topics that stretch beyond the oral cavity, all with the aim to raise the quality level of every participant’s quotidian practice and care provided to patients.

FILIPPO GRAZIANI

University of Pisa, UCL London

An associate professor of periodontology at the University of Pisa (Italy), an honorary professor at the University of Hong Kong, and an honorary senior lecturer in periodontology at University College London (UK). He graduated (cum laude) as a doctor in dentistry in 1998 at the University of Pisa, and was awarded his PhD in oral and maxillofacial surgery in 2001 by the University of Naples. He obtained his specialty in periodontology (distinction) from the Eastman Dental Institute at University College London in 2004. Further qualifications include a master’s degree in clinical research (University of Pisa) and a specialty in oral surgery. His research activities are focused on periodontal surgical treatment and periodontal medicine. He is the author of more than 60 articles in international journals, a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Clinical Periodontology, associate editor of Minerva Stomatologica, and a reviewer for numerous scientific journals.