National activities · Gum Health Day · Netherlands
Netherlands: periodontal screenings and promotional film
The Dutch Society of Periodontology offered a free “walk-in hour” at periodontal practices and university departments across the Netherlands, where patients were given periodontal screenings and information about periodontitis.
Italy: Ambulances and periodontal screenings in earthquake zone
In October 2016, a 6.6-magnititude earthquake hit central Italy, causing widespread destruction and reducing historic towns and villages to rubble.
Turkey: conferences, flyers, and free toothpaste
The Turkish Society of Periodontology celebrated European Gum Health Day 2017 with two conferences for dentists and oral-health specialists addressed by past president Bahar Eren Kuru.