Treatment Planning Decisions – Treatment of Soft Tissue Defects Around Dental Implants
Anton Sculean is professor and chairman of the Department of Periodontology and currently the Executive Director of the School of Dental Medicine, University of Berne, Switzerland. Prof. Sculean has authored more than 340 articles in peer-reviewed journals, 30 chapters in periodontal textbooks and has delivered more than 400 lectures at national and international meetings. He is the editor of the book Periodontal Regenerative Therapy and guest editor of the Periodontology 2000 Issue entitled “Wound Healing in Periodontology and Implantology”. Prof. Sculean serves on the editorial board of 12 dental journals and is Associate Editor of Quintessence International, Clinical Oral Investigations, and Editor in Chief of Oral Health and Preventive Dentistry. He has been a recipient of many research awards, among others the Anthony Rizzo Young Investigator Award of the Periodontal Research Group (PRG) of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR), the IADR/PRG Award in Regenerative Periodontal Medicine, and the Distinguished Teacher Award of the European Orthodontic Society. Prof. Sculean is past president of the Periodontal Research Group of the IADR, and of the Swiss Society of Periodontology and immediate Past President of the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP). Currently, he is the president of the International Academy of Periodontology (IAP). His research interests focus on periodontal wound healing, regenerative and plastic-esthetic periodontal therapy, use of antibiotics, antiseptics and novel approaches such as lasers and photodynamic therapy in the treatment of periodontal and peri-implant infections.