FOCUS: Journal of Clinical Periodontology publishes Perio Workshop 2016 consensus findings on caries and periodontal diseases
The consensus findings of Perio Workshop 2016, which explored the boundaries between caries and periodontal diseases, have been published in an open-access supplement of the EFP’s scientific publication the Journal of Clinical Periodontology.
FOCUS: Perio Workshop 2016 conclusions reveal factors shared by periodontal diseases and caries and highlight common approaches to prevention
Both caries and periodontal diseases share common genetic, aetiological, and environmental factors, although they follow different trajectories.
FOCUS: EFP’s second Perio Master Clinic will offer in-depth accounts of developments in understanding and treatment of peri-implantitis
Peri-implantitis represents one of the biggest challenges in periodontology today: scientific understanding of its causes is still evolving and various forms of treatment are being used, although the “gold standard” has yet to emerge.
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.