EFP Monthly Newsletter | Periodontal Health
for a Better Life
| May
2018
European Gum Health Day 2018 goes global

European Gum Health Day 2018 goes global

Thanks to an agreement with the Ibero-Panamerican Federation of Periodontology (FIPP), the EFP-organised European Gum Health Day 2018 on May 12 will be a global event.

The eight Caribbean and South American members of the FIPP – the national periodontology societies of Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela – are joining 29 EFP-affiliated societies in promoting the message that “health begins with healthy gums.” In addition, the periodontology societies of Colombia and Panama are joining European Gum Health Day 2018.

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Twenty-nine EFP-affiliated national societies take part in European Gum Health Day 2018

Twenty-nine EFP-affiliated national societies take part in European Gum Health Day 2018

From Austria to Azerbaijan, from Ukraine to the United Kingdom, a wide range of activities for European Gum Health Day on May 12 are being planned by EFP-affiliated national societies of periodontology.

Co-ordinated by Xavier Struillou, elected member of the EFP executive committee, European Gum Health Day 2018 has as its slogan “Health begins with healthy gums.”

This year, the 29 participating national societies are putting a strong emphasis on communications, targeting the media with messages about the importance of periodontal health to general health.

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Younger participants account for almost half of EuroPerio9 registrations

Younger participants account for almost half of EuroPerio9 registrations

EuroPerio9 organisers has been successful in their strategy of attracting younger periodontists, dentists, and hygienists to the congress, which takes place in Amsterdam from June 20 to 23.

So far, 44% of those who have registered for the event are aged 35 or below. And the range of countries taking part is also very wide, with registrations coming from more than 100 countries.

EuroPerio9 is on target to be the biggest-ever EuroPerio in terms of participant numbers, with registrations set to beat the 9,626 achieved by EuroPerio8 (London, 2015).

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Finalists for EFP Research Prize, to be awarded at EuroPerio9, selected after record number of submissions

Finalists for EFP Research Prize, to be awarded at EuroPerio9, selected after record number of submissions

The three finalists for the EFP Research Prize in Periodontology have been selected after a record number of 19 manuscripts were submitted for consideration. The three papers selected by the jury (with the name of the lead author in bold) are: 

  • The guardians of the periodontium – sequential and differential expression of antimicrobial peptides during gingival inflammation. Results from in vivo and in vitro studies, by Henrik Dommisch, Philipp Skora, Josefine Hirschfeld, Gabriela Olg, Laura Hildebrandt, and Søren Jepsen.
  • Time between recall visits and residual probing depths predict long-term stability in patients enrolled in supportive periodontal therapy, by Christoph A. Ramseier, Martina Nydegger, Clemens Walter, Gabriel Fischer, Anton Sculean, Niklaus P. Lang, and Giovanni E. Salvi.
  • Predicting chronic periodontitis using cardiometabolic risk measures, by Eduardo Montero, David Herrera, Mariano Sanz, Sangeeta Dhir, Thomas Van Dyke, and Corneliu Sima.

The finalists will present their work to the jury at a special session at EuroPerio9, which is open to all, on Friday June 22. There will be oral presentations of 20 minutes, followed by 10-minute discussions.

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EFP photo competition attracts wide participation

EFP photo competition attracts wide participation

There has been a very strong response to the 1st EFP Photo Contest, which seeks to harness the photographic skills of members of EFP-affiliated national societies of periodontology.

More than 300 photographs were submitted to the national societies in the first phase of the competition, and 56 entries from 23 different countries have been put forward for the final stage. These photographs are being published on the EFP’s Instagram page (@perioeurope).

As well as an overall winner, chosen by an expert jury, there will be three prizes in each of the competition’s categories – healthy gums, dental disease, and extreme/lifestyle – chosen by visitors to EuroPerio9. Prizes will be awarded at a ceremony in the EFP Village at the RAI Amsterdam congress centre on Friday, June 22.

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Belgium grants official recognition to dental hygienists

Other news

Belgium grants official recognition to dental hygienists

JCP Digest: Periodontal therapy can have positive effect on metabolic status

JCP Digest: Probiotics can reduce inflammation in gingivitis patients

Polish, Finnish, and Israeli perio societies join European Projects Committee

SEPA awards health-promotion prize to the EFP

Spanish perio society congress attracts more than 5,000 delegates

Italian perio society congress puts focus on appropriate practice

EFP welcomes Lithuanian Society of Periodontology as full member

 

Video of the month

Video of the month: ‘Elevator pitch’ videos for EuroPerio9

Imagine you’re stuck in a lift with someone you want to come to your presentation at EuroPerio9. You have just one minute to convince them. This was the challenge given to various EuroPerio9 speakers, who were asked to provide “elevator pitch” videos of no more than 60 seconds in which they outline their presentations.

These videos are being published in the EuroPerio section of the Perio Video area of the EFP website. Already available are videos from EuroPerio9 speakers Jan Derks (the prevalence of peri-implantitis), Atsushi Saito (biofilm and anti-infective therapy), Filippo Graziani (effects of periodontal treatment on cardiovascular-health biomarkers), Elena Figuero (effective prevention of peri-implantitis), and Daniele Cardaropolo (timing of ortho-regenerative periodontal treatment in advanced cases).

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