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Prevention workshop conclusions now online

The proceedings  of the XI European Workshop of Periodontology 'Effective Prevention of Periodontal and Peri-implant diseases' are now online in a free, open-access supplement of this April's issue of the Journal of Clinical Periodontology (JCP). Click here to view and download.

In total, 21 articles report on top-level reviews of studies covering the whole scope of preventive approaches in periodontology, providing guidelines for clinicians which JCP editor-in-chief and Workshop working party chairman Prof. Maurizio Tonetti has described as "of fundamental importance in reorienting clinicians, dental hygienists, dentists, periodontists, and the whole profession."

Guest editors for the supplement in the EFP's prestigious periodontal science publication are XI Workshop chairman, Mariano Sanz, and, JCP editor-in-chief, Maurizio Tonetti.

This is essential reading for members of the dental profession. The Workshop conclusions update key aspects of primary and secondary prevention ranging from mechanical plaque removal methods to behaviour change counselling. Risk factor assessment tools are reviewed, as is dentine hypersensitivity management and halitosis treatments.

The XI European Workshop in Periodontology took place last November in Spain. It was supported by educational grants from the firms Procter and Gamble, and Johnson and Johnson.


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Friday, June 5 – a packed programme for the most intensive day of EuroPerio8

Friday, June 5 is the most intensive day of EuroPerio8, with a busy programme running from 8.30 a.m. to 7.15 p.m. and a wide variety of presentations covering many of the important issues in periodontology and implant dentistry.

There will be the latest scientific research on topics which include the aetiology of periodontal disease and the prospects for using stem cells, and expert guidance on implant placement and treatment.

In the morning, the 'Master Clinician Forum' focuses on implants, with presentations addressing the treatment of the anterior and posterior maxilla in challenging situations. Specific subjects covered will include the use of 3D solutions to optimise outcomes, innovative approaches to sinus lifting, and the effective use of short implants.

Meanwhile, 'Critical factors in periodontal regeneration' considers current approaches to periodontal regeneration as well as innovative and emerging technologies, including the potential use of stem cells. 'Understanding periodontitis: current base knowledge' features a panel devoted to biomarkers and tissue destruction and another to the aetiology of periodontitis, which will review the evidence that plaque causes periodontitis.

In the afternoon, 'Critical factors in aesthetic outcomes for implant placement' explores the choice of the right device to use, along with tissue augmentation, including both grafting and the use of soft-tissue substitutes.

'Understanding periodontal systemic associations: current base knowledge' investigates the association between periodontitis and both diabetes and cardiovascular disease, while the 'Periodontal specialist forum' covers the management of patients with severe chronic periodontitis and the use of systemic antimicrobials.

Finally, 'Contemporary practical periodontics' runs throughout the day, offering insight into the effective management of halitosis, non-surgical therapies to treat peri-implantitis, the critical factors in assessing periodontal and peri-implant disease, and the differential diagnosis of diseases of periodontal tissues.

There will also be series of sponsor sessions at lunchtime and in the early evening.

Please see the full scientific programme for more details. And, if you have not already done so, you can book your place at EuroPerio8 before May 13 and benefit from discounts of up to 15% compared to last-minute registrations.

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Nikolaos Donos speaks of the pride of the British Society of Periodontology in hosting EuroPerio8

In this brief video, Nikolaos Donos, representative of the British Society of Periodontology (BSP) on the EuroPerio8 organising committee, explains why he sees the world's biggest perio congress as the perfect message to healthcare colleagues in the UK.


This respected perio expert, who is director of Research Strategy of the UCL Eastman Dental Institute, believes EuroPerio8 will bring home to the medical community the great importance of periodontology.


Donos, who has been instrumental in setting up the London event - June 3 to 6 at the ExCeL centre - speaks of the pride of the BSP in hosting such an event.


Register now for the most important event in perio.

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