EFP Monthly Newsletter | Periodontal Health
for a Better Life
| May
2019
All set for biggest-ever Gum Health Day

All set for biggest-ever Gum Health Day

Gum Health Day 2019 on May 12 is set to be the EFP’s biggest awareness day ever, with activities being planned in 45 countries, under the slogan "Healthy gums, beautiful smile". The EFP has published a three-part guide to the activities planned, listing countries in alphabetical order.

Part 1: Argentina-Hungary

Part 2: Ireland-Portugal

Part 3: Romania-Venezuela

ALL GUM HEALTH DAY NEWS

VIDEO: 'Making you happier and more confident', Gum Health Day 2019

VIDEO: 'Making you happier and more confident', Gum Health Day 2019

The latest promotional video for Gum Health Day 2019 features periodontal experts talking about how good gum health can make people happier and feel more confident in their daily lives.

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Periodontitis decision tree is key part of new-classification toolkit

Periodontitis decision tree is key part of new-classification toolkit

One of the key elements of the EFP tooklit on the new classification of periodontal and peri-implant diseases and conditions is the "decision tree" for assessing the stages and grades of periodontitis. Created by Maurizio Tonetti and Mariano Sanz, the eight-page document takes the clinician through the four steps involved in the process. Professors Tonetti and Sanz have also published an article in the Journal of Clinical Peridontology explaining the process behind the creation of the decision tree and the use of decision-making algorithms for clinical practice and education.

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Lior Shapira tells international dental congress how ‘networking’ is essence of the EFP

Lior Shapira tells international dental congress how ‘networking’ is essence of the EFP

Lior Shapira, elected member of the EFP executive committee and co-ordinator of Gum Health Day 2019, gave a presentation about the federation at the ADEE/ADEA “Shaping the Future of Dental Education” conference in Brescia, Italy. Prof Shapira's presentation – “European Federation of Periodontology: It’s all about networking” – explained how the EFP creates effective networks with its various “stakeholders”.

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JCP article on effect of anti-inflammatory diet on gingivitis makes big media impact

JCP article on effect of anti-inflammatory diet on gingivitis makes big media impact

A recent article in the EFP’s Journal of Clinical Periodontology on research into the effect of an anti-inflammatory diet on gingivitis has attracted significant media interest, including a report in the New York Times, headed “A Diet to Ward Off Gum Disease”. The research suggested that people who eat an “anti-inflammatory diet” rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts, and fish are less likely to have gingivitis.

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JCP Digest: Connective tissue graft versus collagen matrix

JCP Digest: Connective tissue graft versus collagen matrix

The latest issue of the EFP research summary JCP Digest (the first issue of the 2019 series) provides insight into rival techniques for recession coverage using the modified coronally advanced tunnel technique (MCAT): the subepithelial connective-tissue graft (SCTG) and the xenogeneic collagen matrix (CM).  

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OTHER NEWS:

OTHER NEWS:

- JCP Digest: key debates in implant dentistry

Dutch congress focuses on perio-endo relationship

- Hellenic perio society elects new board

 

 

 

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