National activities · Gum Health Day · Netherlands
Netherlands: periodontal screenings and promotional film
The Dutch Society of Periodontology offered a free “walk-in hour” at periodontal practices and university departments across the Netherlands, where patients were given periodontal screenings and information about periodontitis.
Greece: leaflets in shopping malls and periodontal examinations
For European Gum Health Day on May 12, the Hellenic Society of Periodontology set up stalls in public squares and shopping malls in Athens and Thessaloniki to hand out information about periodontal health.
Lithuania: leaflets and lectures
The Lithuanian Association of Periodontology handed out leaflets in shopping centres in major cities to draw attention to the dangers of periodontal disease and its links to systemic diseases.
Italy: Ambulances and periodontal screenings in earthquake zone
In October 2016, a 6.6-magnititude earthquake hit central Italy, causing widespread destruction and reducing historic towns and villages to rubble.