2016 European Workshop will focus on relationship between perio and caries
The next edition of the EFP’s prestigious scientific event the European Workshop in Periodontology will focus on the relationship between caries and periodontal diseases.
The XII European Workshop in Periodontology will be a joint workshop between the EFP and the European Organisation for Caries Research (ORCA) and there will be a total of 80 participants, 40 from each organisation.
The proposed topics for the Workshop, which will be addressed by four separate working groups are: (1) the biofilm, (2) lifestyle factors (such as diet, nutrition and smoking) which affect caries and periodontitis, (3) the prevention of caries, gingivitis, and periodontitis (including the effect of professional tooth cleaning and probiotics), (4) ageing co-morbidities, the host response, and treatment concepts.
The four working groups are now carrying out reviews that will form the basis of the discussions at the Workshop, which will produce a scientific consensus.
The event, sponsored by Colgate, will take place from November 6 to 9, 2016 in La Granja de San Ildefonso, near Segovia in Spain, which has been the venue of recent editions of the European Workshop in Periodontology.
The collaboration with ORCA means that this will be the first European Workshop to involve an organisation from outside the field of periodontology. The EFP welcomes this opportunity to work closely with an organisation from a related area of oral health in developing a scientific consensus that will benefit the lives of patients.
Mariano Sanz, chairman of the European Workshop in Periodontology, said: “This important workshop will explore the scientific grounds of the boundaries between caries and periodontal diseases, two of the most prevalent diseases in mankind. Experts from both scientific communities will gather together to bring their specific points of views and reach consensus with important implications in the prevention and management of both important diseases.”