European Gum Health Day 2018 successfully highlights importance of gum health on both sides of Atlantic
European Gum Health Day 2018, the international awareness day promoted by the EFP and organised by its affiliated national societies of periodontology, has proved a resounding success with activities carried out in more than 40 countries.
National activities · Gum Health Day · United Kingdom
UK: Focus on gum health in pregnancy and childhood
For European Gum Health 2018, the focus of the British Society of Periodontology (BSP) was on raising awareness of the importance of gum health in pregnancy and childhood.
Portugal: Street campaign and extensive media coverage
The main activity staged by the Portuguese Society of Periodontology and Implants (SPPI) for European Gum Health Day 2018 on May 12 involved dental students handing out leaflets in three cities.
Poland: Focus on oral health and pregnancy
The Polish Society of Periodontology took advantage of European Gum Health Day 2018 to promote the Oral Health & Pregnancy project, the educational campaign launched last year by the EFP in partnership with Oral-B.
Finland: Action focused on periodontal disease and pregnancy
An article by Mervi Gürsoy about periodontitis and adverse pregnancy outcomes, which also highlighted European Gum Health Day 2018, was published on May 9 in the journal of the Finnish Dental Society.
Austria: Interviews and leaflets at dental schools
Three board members of the Austrian Society of Periodontology gave an interview about periodontitis and prophylaxis and the society also issued a press release which was then distributed by the country’s main news agency.