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Record! EuroPerio8 abstract submissions up 27% on EuroPerio7

EuroPerio8 has broken its first record with 1,614 abstract presentations received by the midnight deadline on December 9.

This outstanding statistic smashes the former best total of 1,459, which was set in 2012 for the Vienna EuroPerio7 event.

This good news also gets the final six months of promotion for the world's biggest event in periodontology off to a very promising start. EuroPerio8 begins on June 3, 2015 at the ExCeL Conference Centre, London.

"Only six months to go and the excitement is mounting," said Chairman of the EuroPerio8 Organising Committee, Francis Hughes, who is delighted with the response so far to the event.

"Everywhere I go the enthusiasm for EuroPerio8  is amazing," he continued.

"We have had a record number of abstracts submitted, and it looks like we are on for the biggest and best EuroPerio ever," said the EP8 Chairman.

Whet your appetite for EuroPerio8 by checking the array of top international perio speakers featured in our promo video here.




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XI Workshop
"Quality and comprehensive" EFP Workshop on Prevention will have big oral health impact

Guidelines for clinicians on the prevention of periodontal disease will be issued by the EFP this April when the Journal of Clinical Periodontology (JCP) publishes the conclusions of the XI European Workshop in Periodontology: Effective Prevention of Periodontal and Peri-implant Diseases.

Dr. Iain Chapple, chairman of the second of the Workshop's four working groups (Primary prevention of periodontitis – managing gingivitis) foresees an important impact from the guidelines for oral health professionals. These will clarify the efficacy of techniques used in oral hygiene around the world, while stressing the need for clinicians to fully inform patients on how to maintain a healthy mouth.

The value of oral hygiene instructions

The importance of correctly instructing patients will be one of the key issues to emerge from the data reviewed by working group 2, data that will translate into guidelines for professionals from April onwards.

"Professional oral hygiene instruction should always underpin mechanical plaque control and has been shown to reduce plaque and gingivitis scores, even with a single episode, but reinforcement is recommended," urged Chapple.

The Workshop was split into four working groups. Group 1 - Principles in Prevention of Periodontal Diseases - was chaired by Maurizio Tonetti; Group 3 - Primary prevention of peri-implantitis – Managing peri-implant mucositis - was chaired by Soren Jepsen, while Mariano Sanz, overall chair of the XI Workshop, was chairman of group 4 - Managing complications of gingival and periodontal diseases and professional mechanical plaque control.

A top-level scientific meeting

Dr. Chapple emphasised the high level of the Workshop's analytical approach.

"I was very impressed by the quality and comprehensive nature of the systematic reviews and meta-reviews," said Chapple, who is head of Periodontology at the University of Birmingham's School of Dentistry (UK).

"There is no doubt that the evidence-based nature of these recommendations will have a significant impact on the discipline," he continued.

EFP Workshops


This EFP Workshop took place over four days last November in the Spanish mountain town of La Granja de San Ildefonso near Segovia. The town has hosted many of the now annual research summits in which European experts have often been joined, as this year, by distinguished colleagues from the American Academy of Periodontology. While researchers regularly extend their long intense sessions in order to complete their systematic review procedure, work is generally carried over to the following months, much of it in the hands of the working group chairmen, who carefully prepare the conclusions to meet deadlines for the publication of a special Workshop supplement in the April issue of the JCP. 


The full working group no.2 from the XI European Workshop in Periodontology:

Chairman: Iain Chapple;

Reviewer: Fridus Van der Weijden, Christof Doerfer,

David Herrera, Lior Shapira; Participant: Mario

Aimetti, Nicole Arweiler, Nikos Donos, Filippo

Graziani, Henry Greenwell, Eren Kuru Bahar, Anna

Louropoulou, Eli Machtei, Phoebus Madianos,

David Polak, Wim Teughels, Arie Van Winkelhoff.

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Greek periodontists kick off 2015 stellar events in Europe with seminar on the complex periodontal case

January 30 and 31 will see one of the first outstanding periodontology events of 2015 when the Hellenic Society of Periodontology holds a two-day seminar in the second largest city in Greece, Thessaloniki.

'Treatment of the complex periodontal case. Preservation of natural teeth – dental implant placement' is the full title of the event, which includes a hands-on course: 'Post-extraction socket preservation with the use of a collagen matrix (Mucograft)', featuring a demonstration and training with the use of pig jaws.

Four of the world's leading experts in these areas will present the seminar:

Professor Soren Jepsen, director and chairman of the Department of Periodontology, Operative and Preventive Dentistry at the University of Bonn, Germany, will talk on 'Risk factors of periodontal disease: new aspects'. His many roles include that of Associate Editor of the EFP's prestigious periodontal science publication, the Journal of Clinical Periodontology.

Dr. Filippo Graziani, clinical researcher and Associate Professor of Periodontology at the University of Pisa, Italy, will discuss 'Conservative periodontal surgery: a critical contemporary evaluation' and 'A new approach for the evaluation of periodontal treatment based on the patient‘s perception'. Graziani is also the Italian national co-ordinator of dental researchers and chief researcher of the Italian Ministry of Health project “Periodontal disease as emergent systemic disease".

Professor Korkud Demirel has been a leading academic and lecturer at Istanbul University's Department of Periodontology since1991, and his special interest areas are periodontal plastic surgery and soft tissue regeneration; dental implants and bone regeneration; and smoking and periodontal disease. He will deliver a 2-part lecture on 'Basic principles of anterior implant site management'.

Nikolaos Donos, who qualified in dentistry locally at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece in 1992, completing his training as a specialist in Aarhus, Denmark, is currently Chair and Head of Periodontology at the Eastman Dental Institute, London. He will speak about the 'Association between periodontitis and peri-implantitis' and 'Step-by-step treatment and implant-based restoration of the patient suffering from periodontitis'.

Registration fees for the theoretical seminar are these: members 80 €; non members 110 €; students 50 €. The hands-on course costs 80 €. For more information, write by email to helperio@periodontology.gr



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