Croatia: Public events and focus on oral health in pregnancy
For European Gum Health Day 2018, the Croatian Society of Periodontology organised public events in the cities of Rijeka, Split, and Zagreb, where periodontists and dental students handed out information about gum health in busy pedestrian areas.
Greece: TV interviews and actions in shopping areas and school
The Hellenic Society of Periodontology launched a public-awareness campaign on the importance of healthy gums to coincide with European Gum Health Day.
France: focus on oral health in pregnancy
The activities organised by the French Society of Periodontology and Oral Implantology (SFPIO) for European Gum Health Day focused on the oral health of pregnant women.
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.
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.