Belgium: Free screenings and special website
To celebrate European Gum Health Day, the Belgian Society of Periodontology offered free periodontal screenings – using the Dutch Periodontal Screening Index (DPSI) – in Brussels, Liège, and Wijnegem.
JCP Digest: New surgical procedure shows promise in regeneration of deep intrabony defects
Various flap designs – such as the modified papilla-preservation and the modified minimally invasive surgical techniques – have been proposed in reconstructive therapies to improve primary closure and prevent early wound-healing failure.
EFP announces winners of undergraduate essay competition
The EFP has announced the winners of its first undergraduate essay competition, in which contestants were asked to write short essays on the topic “Why I would consider a career in periodontology.”
Ukraine: Periodontal examinations across whole country
The Ukranian Society of Periodontists decided to stage a whole week of activities – from May 11 to May 18 – to celebrate European Gum Health Day 2018, with different events organised by all of the society’s 12 regional branches.
Azerbaijan: free periodontal screenings and university seminars
For European Gum Health Day 2018, the Azerbaijani Society of Periodontology organised seminars and free periodontal screenings, sharing event information via social media and sending out posters to its members. It also issued a press release on the importance of early diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease.
National activities · Gum Health Day · Netherlands
The Netherlands: Free screenings and much media activity
Because of public holidays in the Netherlands, the Dutch Society of Periodontology (NVvP) chose to hold its activities for European Gum Health Day on Wednesday, May 16.
Spain: Launch of report on smoking cessation and oral health
The Spanish Society of Periodontology and Osseointegration (SEPA) marked European Gum Health Day 2018 with the launch of the report Tobacco cessation and oral health, prepared by a working group involving SEPA and the National Committee for the Prevention of Tobacco Use (CNPT).