Belgium: Free screenings and special website
To celebrate European Gum Health Day, the Belgian Society of Periodontology offered free periodontal screenings – using the Dutch Periodontal Screening Index (DPSI) – in Brussels, Liège, and Wijnegem.
Ukraine: Periodontal examinations across whole country
The Ukranian Society of Periodontists decided to stage a whole week of activities – from May 11 to May 18 – to celebrate European Gum Health Day 2018, with different events organised by all of the society’s 12 regional branches.
Azerbaijan: free periodontal screenings and university seminars
For European Gum Health Day 2018, the Azerbaijani Society of Periodontology organised seminars and free periodontal screenings, sharing event information via social media and sending out posters to its members. It also issued a press release on the importance of early diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease.
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The Netherlands: Free screenings and much media activity
Because of public holidays in the Netherlands, the Dutch Society of Periodontology (NVvP) chose to hold its activities for European Gum Health Day on Wednesday, May 16.
Spain: Launch of report on smoking cessation and oral health
The Spanish Society of Periodontology and Osseointegration (SEPA) marked European Gum Health Day 2018 with the launch of the report Tobacco cessation and oral health, prepared by a working group involving SEPA and the National Committee for the Prevention of Tobacco Use (CNPT).
Italy: Video interviews and national campaign
The Italian Society of Periodontology and Implantology (SIdP) celebrated European Gum Health Day 2018 by launching a campaign to inform the Italian population about the importance of preventing and treating periodontal diseases.
Finland: Action focused on periodontal disease and pregnancy
An article by Mervi Gürsoy about periodontitis and adverse pregnancy outcomes, which also highlighted European Gum Health Day 2018, was published on May 9 in the journal of the Finnish Dental Society.