‘Non-submerged implant healing has higher rate of earlier failure than submerged healing’
The two-stage approach to implant placement, based on a period of submerged healing, is considered the “gold-standard” procedure in implant dentistry. However, the alternative approach of one-stage surgery and non-submerged healing is gaining popularity.
Perio Workshop 2018 reviewed evidence on bone regeneration
Perio Workshop 2018, organised by the EFP in partnership with the Osteology Foundation, involved 75 experts who explored in depth the topic of bone regeneration and regenerative technologies.
JCP Digest: Study compares donor sites for autogenous subepithelial connective-tissue grafting
After tooth extraction, subepithelial connective-tissue grafting (SCTG) can improve the prognosis of the aesthetic outcomes at implants by compensating for bone-volume deficiencies.
EFP starts work on toolkit about new classification
Work is under way on creating a toolkit for periodontists and other dental professionals to help them implement the new classification of periodontal and peri-implant diseases.
Periodontal therapy appears to improve glycaemic control in chronic-periodontitis patients with type-2 diabetes
The association between periodontitis and diabetes mellitus is widely recognised and patients with well‐controlled glycated haemoglobin have a low risk of periodontitis, while risk increases exponentially as glycaemic control worsens. At the same time, periodontal treatment seems to improve glycaemic control.
Versions of Perio & Diabetes animation will be made in seven languages
The animated video Perio and Diabetes, produced by the EFP as a key tool within its recently launched Perio & Diabetes campaign, is to be released in seven new languages.
EFP World Workshop co-chairs are given special award at AAP conference
The recent annual meeting of the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) featured a series of awards to EFP officers, including the four co-chairs of the working groups in last year’s crucial World Workshop on the classification of periodontal and peri-implant diseases.