EFP Monthly Newsletter | Periodontal Health
for a Better Life
| May
2017
Gum Health Day

European Gum Health Day makes huge impact

Messages about the importance of gum health were brought to potentially millions of people on May 12 through European Gum Health Day 2017, co-ordinated by the EFP and organised by 27 of its affiliated national societies of periodontology. The slogan for this year’s periodontal-health awareness day was “Fighting periodontal disease together.”

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Italian Ambulances

National societies offered wide range of activities for May 12 awareness day

Ambulances carrying dental teams … free periodontal screenings … handing out leaflets in town squares … television and radio interviews … special courses and conferences … a major survey on the links between periodontal diseases and diabetes … These are just some of the activities offered by 27 EFP-affiliated societies of periodontology to celebrate European Gum Health Day.

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Filippo Graziani

Perio Insight: Filippo Graziani outlines the importance of European Gum Health Day

Filippo Graziani, the EFP co-ordinator of European Gum Health Day 2017, explains the strategy for this year’s awareness day and how the EFP and its affiliated national societies have learnt lessons from last year’s event to improve the organisation of the day and increase its impact.

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Azerbaijani Society

Now we are 30! – Azerbaijani Society joins the EFP

The Azerbaijani Society of Periodontology became the 30th member of the EFP last month at the federation’s general assembly. The society, founded in August 2012, is the only non-governmental and non-profit organisation for the periodontal community in Azerbaijan.

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JCP Digest 07

JCP Digest: obesity is risk factor for progression of periodontal attachment loss in women

A five-year study, summarised as JCP Digest 07 (2016:43), has shown that obesity appears to be a risk factor for periodontal attachment loss (PAL) progression for females but not for males.

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EP9

Other News

Spring/Summer issue of EFP News now available for download

Four more main sponsors for EP9

EFP LinkedIn page now has more than 15,000 subscribers

Dutch perio society conference highlights Perio Workshop 2016 findings

Swiss society invites applications for research-poster prize

Perio Master Clinic 2017

Video of the month: Perio Master Clinic 2017

This short video offers a glimpse of the proceedings of the EFP’s Perio Master Clinic 2017, held in Malta in March, at which more than 450 clinicians learnt about the latest research on the aetiology of peri-implantitis and about innovative approaches to treating patients with the disease.

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