Leading researchers call for global action on prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease
A call for global action to reduce the impact of the burden of periodontal diseases on health and well-being has been issued in a health-policy paper published this month in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology (JCP), the EFP’s scientific journal.
Obesity is risk factor for progression of periodontal attachment loss in women – JCP Digest
A five-year study has shown that obesity appears to be a risk factor for periodontal attachment loss (PAL) progression for females but not for males. However, being overweight but not obese does not appear to be associated with PAL progression.
Dutch perio society hosts congress to promote results of Perio Workshop 2016
More than 200 participants took part in the “On the Edge” congress, held by the Dutch Society of Periodontology (NVvP) in the small town of Ede on March 31, devoted to presenting Perio Workshop 2016's conclusions on the boundaries between caries and periodontal disease.
EXPERT VIEW: What is the extent of the role played by genetic factors in periodontitis?
While genetic factors are known to play a role in periodontitis, a lot of research still needs to be done to understand the precise mechanisms involved. Indeed, the limited extent to which the genetic factors associated with periodontitis have been identified is “somewhat disappointing”, say Bruno G. Loos and Deon P.M. Chin, from the Academic Centre for Dentistry in Amsterdam. Here, they outline what is known today and discuss the most promising lines of inquiry.
Three-year study concludes power brushes do not cause more soft-tissue trauma than manual brushes – JCP Digest
The use of power toothbrushes has been claimed to cause more soft-tissue trauma in people with gingival recession than manual brushes. But a three-year randomised study, summarised in the latest edition of JCP Digest, concludes that clinicians can safely prescribe either kind of toothbrush even for patients with pre-existing gingival recessions.