Deadline to endorse or comment on the Perio Focus green paper has now passed
Perio Focus green paper
The April 1 deadline for responses to the “Perio Focus green paper”, issued in January by an international group of leading experts in periodontology, has passed and all comments are now being considered.
The EFP took the decision to extend the deadline in order to maximise participation and enable more national periodontology societies and individual periodontists to get involved in this open, participatory process.
The EFP asks the affiliated national societies both to give their formal endorsement of the Perio Focus green paper and to organise the individual responses from their members. At the same time, it encourages the national societies and their individual members to provide comments on the green paper and to suggest changes.
Contributions should state clearly the paragraph and line number where additions, amendments, or deletions are proposed. Contributions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org before Friday, April 1st, 2016, indicating the name and country of the contributing person or national perio society.
The green paper, Impact of the global burden of periodontal disease on oral health, well-being and nutrition of mankind, seeks to build a new global consensus around periodontology. It outlines three areas for action: prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.
It was written by Journal of Clinical Periodontology editor Maurizio Tonetti and EFP president Søren Jepsen, together with Li-Jian Jin, councillor of the Asian Pacific Society of Periodontology (APSP) and Joan Otomo-Corgel, immediate past president of the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP).
Leaving aside EFP-affiliated societies, comments are being sought not only from within the EFP, the AAP and the APSP, but also from the Ibero-Panamerican Federation of Periodontics (FIPP), and the World Health Organization (WHO), among others.
All comments will be considered and carefully assessed by the paper’s primary authors, who will decide upon their inclusion in the final document. An appendix will be published online which will include all approved submissions.
The final draft will be shared with the EFP, the AAP, the APSP, and the FIPP, and then submitted for publication in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology.
Find more information about the Perio Focus green paper here.