EFP and World Heart Federation prepare workshop on periodontitis and cardiovascular diseases
Preparations are being finalised for next month’s Perio & Cardio Workshop, which will explore the links between periodontal disease and cardiovascular diseases and draw up a series of recommendations.
Use of EMD in treatment of peri-implantitis may improve implant survival time
The adjunctive use of enamel matrix derivative (EMD) in combination with peri-implant surgery may improve the survival time of implants in patients with peri-implantitis, according to a trial conducted by Swedish researchers.
Perio Insight focuses on links between periodontitis and Alzheimer’s disease
The relationship between periodontitis and Alzheimer’s Disease is the main subject of the latest edition of Perio Insight, the EFP magazine devoted to periodontal science and clinical practice.
‘Non-submerged implant healing has higher rate of earlier failure than submerged healing’
The two-stage approach to implant placement, based on a period of submerged healing, is considered the “gold-standard” procedure in implant dentistry. However, the alternative approach of one-stage surgery and non-submerged healing is gaining popularity.
JCP Digest: Study compares donor sites for autogenous subepithelial connective-tissue grafting
After tooth extraction, subepithelial connective-tissue grafting (SCTG) can improve the prognosis of the aesthetic outcomes at implants by compensating for bone-volume deficiencies.
Periodontal therapy appears to improve glycaemic control in chronic-periodontitis patients with type-2 diabetes
The association between periodontitis and diabetes mellitus is widely recognised and patients with well‐controlled glycated haemoglobin have a low risk of periodontitis, while risk increases exponentially as glycaemic control worsens. At the same time, periodontal treatment seems to improve glycaemic control.