PEOPLE: EFP founder Jean-Louis Giovannoli reflects on how European perio has changed in last 25 years
Jean-Louis Giovannoli, one of the founders of the EFP, stood down earlier this year as chair of its congress committee. At the end of this 25th anniversary year, he looks back on the evolution of the federation and of European perio.
PEOPLE: In memoriam Thorkild Karring (1937-2016) – a tribute from his colleagues
Prof Thorkild Karring, one of the pioneers of European periodontology, passed away on August 22 at the age of 78. He made a major contribution to the development of periodontal science, notably through his work on tissue regeneration. Here, the people who knew him well and who worked closely with him, offer their tributes to one of the ‘Perio Greats’.
FOCUS: Recognition of perio as speciality heads list of priorities for EFP as it faces the future
To mark the EFP’s 25th anniversary, Perio Insight asked the presidents of the national societies and the members of the EFP committees to talk about the changes over the last quarter century, about what the EFP has achieved, and about the federation’s priorities for the future.
DEBATE: Is it time for a rethink on the use of antibiotics to treat periodontitis?
The use of antibiotics, as an adjunct to mechanical debridement, to treat periodontitis is known to be effective, writes Phoebus Madianos, Chairman, EFP Scientific Affairs Committee.
PEOPLE: Stefan Renvert looks back on six years as EFP secretary general, highlighting EuroPerio, Master Clinic and JCP Digest as achievements and praising the ‘EFP spirit’
Stefan Renvert stood down as the EFP’s secretary general at last April’s general assembly in Berlin after six years in the post. Looking back on his time in office, he highlights the EFP’s increasing professionalisation but adds that the federation should not become an organisation run by professionals and that the volunteers “need to stay in control of the business.”