The EFP MANIFESTO: Perio and General Health
The EFP MANIFESTO – Perio and General Health – is a call to action in terms of prevention, early detection and treatment of periodontitis. It is the first formal declaration in international dentistry to condense years of research into the links between periodontal disease and systemic illnesses into an acknowledgement of periodontitis as a major public health issue.
By signing, as an individual, as a firm or institution, a dental practice, a school, an entity from the wider medical community, a health writer, a student… you join a growing community of professionals and experts who want a fundamental shift in the perception of dental professionals’ responsibilities. You embrace a mission to bring benefits from periodontal care to the general health of individuals and society, a purpose based not on the wisdom of the crowd but on strong and consistent scientific analysis.