PEOPLE: In memoriam Thorkild Karring (1937-2016) – a tribute from his colleagues
Prof Thorkild Karring, one of the pioneers of European periodontology, passed away on August 22 at the age of 78. He made a major contribution to the development of periodontal science, notably through his work on tissue regeneration. Here, the people who knew him well and who worked closely with him, offer their tributes to one of the ‘Perio Greats’.
Israeli perio society hails success of ‘Small steps – big success’ meeting
The semi-annual meeting of the Israeli Society of Periodontology and Osseointegration (ISP) took place in the Avenue Convention Center, near Tel Aviv, on September 15, with more than 250 participants – mostly periodontists but also including oral surgeons and prosthodontists.
German perio society’s annual meeting brings together record number of participants
The German society of periodontology (DG PARO) held its annual meeting from September 15 to 17 in Würzburg under the title ‘Periodontology in Focus’.
FOCUS: Recognition of perio as speciality heads list of priorities for EFP as it faces the future
To mark the EFP’s 25th anniversary, Perio Insight asked the presidents of the national societies and the members of the EFP committees to talk about the changes over the last quarter century, about what the EFP has achieved, and about the federation’s priorities for the future.
Use of lipid-lowering agents may have an effect in reducing oral and systemic inflammation, study shows
Research suggests evidence of an association between the use of lipid-lowering agents (LLAs) and a reduced level of periodontal inflammation, as measured by bleeding on probing (BOP).
DEBATE: Is it time for a rethink on the use of antibiotics to treat periodontitis?
The use of antibiotics, as an adjunct to mechanical debridement, to treat periodontitis is known to be effective, writes Phoebus Madianos, Chairman, EFP Scientific Affairs Committee.
EFP provides clear guidance to public on interdental cleaning in response to media controversy about flossing
The EFP has issued a statement about the efficacy of flossing to prevent gum disease in response to media coverage of the subject.