The EFP’s Twitter page grows in reach and popularity
The EFP’s page on the Twitter social-media platform now has well over a thousand followers and during the last year its tweets have been seen by more than 2.2 million people.
EFP Manifesto on periodontal and general health now has 750 signatories
A total of 750 individuals and institutions from 65 countries have now signed the EFP Manifesto “Perio and General Health" – an increase of more than 60% since the end of January.
‘Let’s get moving for EuroPerio9’ – promotional videos released
Videos featuring EFP president Gernot Wimmer, members of the EuroPerio9 organising committee, and presidents and committee members of EFP-affiliated national societies of periodontology, have been released on YouTube as part of the EuroPerio9 promotional campaign.
Treating severe chronic periodontitis with short (three-day) antibiotics regimen may be more effective than non-surgical therapy alone – JCP Digest
The positive effects of treating patients with severe chronic periodontitis with a combination of the antibiotics amoxicillin and metronidazole, as an adjunct to non-surgical periodontal treatment, have been reported in the past. But there are major concerns about the growing challenge from antibiotic resistance.
Five-year study shows single immediate implants have high survival rate but can lead to aesthetic complications – JCP Digest
A five-year prospective study on single immediate implants in the aesthetic zone has concluded that this kind of implant has a high survival rate and limited marginal bone loss in the long term.
Leading researchers call for global action on prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease
A call for global action to reduce the impact of the burden of periodontal diseases on health and well-being has been issued in a health-policy paper published this month in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology (JCP), the EFP’s scientific journal.
Social media plays leading role in spreading message of European Gum Health Day
The EFP and its affiliated national societies of periodontology are making extensive use of social media as they spread the message of “Fighting periodontal disease together”, the slogan of European Gum Health Day 2017.