Treating severe chronic periodontitis with short (three-day) antibiotics regimen may be more effective than non-surgical therapy alone – JCP Digest
The positive effects of treating patients with severe chronic periodontitis with a combination of the antibiotics amoxicillin and metronidazole, as an adjunct to non-surgical periodontal treatment, have been reported in the past. But there are major concerns about the growing challenge from antibiotic resistance.
EFP issues call for entries for top research prize to be awarded at EuroPerio9
The EFP is inviting submissions for the EFP Research Prize in Periodontology (formerly the Jaccard Prize), which is awarded once every three years at the EuroPerio congress.
Five-year study shows single immediate implants have high survival rate but can lead to aesthetic complications – JCP Digest
A five-year prospective study on single immediate implants in the aesthetic zone has concluded that this kind of implant has a high survival rate and limited marginal bone loss in the long term.
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.