EFP Facebook page now has more than 12,000 followers
The EFP Facebook page - 4,000 more followers than a year ago
The EFP’s page on the social-media platform Facebook now has more than 12,000 followers, a total that has grown by almost half over the last year.
EuroPerio9 has undoubtedly given a boost to the EFP’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/EFP.org/), and four of the 10 most popular posts of the last 12 months were related to the congress, held in Amsterdam in June.
As of September 20, there were 12,316 followers, compared with 8,308 a year earlier – an increase of 48%. Over the same period, the total number of times the page has been “liked” increased from 8,216 to 11,962.
The most popular post was Watch the final EuroPerio9 video, posted on June 24, which reached 25,087 people of whom 7,893 viewed the video. This post also attracted 787 interactions, including “likes”, comments, and sharing.
The second most popular post, which reached 21,685 people, was about the publication in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology of the open-access article “New classification scheme for periodontal & peri-implant diseases & conditions – introduction & key changes from the 1999 classification.” This post, on June 21, provoked 658 interactions.
The stunning photograph “Similing sinus” by Önder Gürlek from the Turkish Society of Periodontology which won the first prize in the “extreme/lifestyle category” of the 1st EFP Photo Contest was the subject of the third most popular post on Facebook, published on June 23, reaching 15,745 people and generating 681 interactions.
Other popular posts included:
- Coronally advanced flap or tunnelling technique? De Sanctis and Zabalegui debate how best to deal with multiple adjacent gingival recessions in Perio Insight 6 (March 1, 13,039 people reached, 411 interactions);
- “Even if periodontitis prevalence declines because of ageing in high income countries, there are more patients with perio problems” – Thomas Kocher at EuroPerio9 (June 21, 12,341 people reached, 497 interactions).
- The father of periodontal medicine Steven Offenbacher has unexpectedly passed away at the age of 67 (September 1, 9,145 people reached, 215 interactions).
The remaining posts in the “top 10” concerned connective-tissue grafting, European Gum Health Day 2018, the EFP/Oral-B project Oral Health & Pregnancy, and the EFP video about the new classification.
“It’s great to see the dental community is making the most of the Facebook page,” said Reena Wadia, EFP social-media co-ordinator. “As always, if you have any suggestions for improvements please do let us know.”