EFP pays tribute to a great scientist Robert Genco
The periodontal world has grieved for the loss of too many periodontal giants in recent years, but there are few whose influence and humanity exceed that of Dr Robert (Bob) Genco, who we were stunned to hear, passed away on 6th March 2019 at the age of 80 years. The reason for our shock was because Bob seemed immortal to us all, a comforting and welcome presence in our lives. He had an internal energy and vitality that belied his years, and it is sadly fitting that Bob passed away early in the morning, at work, and amongst his colleagues and students.
Study shows promise of extracted tooth roots in alveolar-ridge augmentation
Extracted tooth roots may be considered as a therapeutic alternative to autogenous bone blocks for lateral alveolar-ridge augmentation and two-stage implant placement, according to a study now summarised for the EFP’s JCP Digest.
Perio & Cardio Workshop ends with call for more awareness of disease links
The Perio & Cardio Workshop, a joint event of the EFP and the World Heart Federation (WHF), has ended with a rallying call for greater awareness among health professionals and the public of the links between gum disease and heart disease.
Perio & Cardio Workshop starts reviewing evidence and drawing up recommendations
The Perio & Cardio Workshop has started, bringing together more than 20 experts to explore the latest evidence about links between periodontal disease and cardiovascular diseases and draw up a series of recommendations.
‘Chronic periodontitis is associated with erectile dysfunction,’ study shows
There is an association between chronic periodontitis and erectile dysfunction, according to a case-controlled study now summarised for the EFP’s JCP Digest.
Global support rises for EFP Manifesto on perio and general health
The number of signatories to the EFP Manifesto “Perio and General Health" is approaching one thousand, with support coming from all over the world.
Perio & Cardio Workshop will ‘provide new insights’ on periodontal and cardiovascular diseases
The forthcoming Perio & Cardio Workshop marks a crucial step forward in bringing together medical and dental professionals to develop recommendations for tackling periodontal and cardiovascular diseases.