The EFP is busy preparing a host of events and projects in the coming months as it implements its strategic vision of “periodontal health for a better life.” A top priority will be a campaign to disseminate the new classification of periodontal and peri-implant diseases and conditions, launched by the EFP and the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) at EuroPerio9 in Amsterdam in June. Other key projects include an outreach campaign on periodontal disease and diabetes, the Perio Workshop on bone regeneration, and next year’s Perio Master Clinic in Hong Kong.
Perio Master Clinic 2019, which takes place in Hong Kong in March next year, will feature an array of leading clinicians from around the world who will share their insights on the prevention and treatment of soft- and hard-tissue defects. The event, held in collaboration with the Hong Kong Society of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry, will be the first EFP Perio Master Clinic to be held outside of Europe and reflects the federation’s increasingly global perspective.
The EFP is going global and there is growing interest among non-European national societies of periodontology in joining the federation through its new category of international associate member. Among the societies that have expressed interest are those of Australia, Brazil, Japan, Mexico, and Taiwan.
The British Society of Periodontology (BSP) is organising a series of webinars on the new classification of periodontal and peri-implant diseases and conditions. The first webinar, given by Prof Iain Chapple (EFP secretary general), took place on September 25 and covered periodontal health and gingival diseases.
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