The following reports and papers are scientific outcomes of Perio Workshop 2016 jointly organised by the EFP and ORCA, in La Granja, Spain, in November 2016.
Periodontal diseases and dental caries are the most common non-communicable diseases in mankind and the main cause of tooth loss. Both diseases can lead to nutritional compromise and negative impact on self-esteem and quality of life.
The dental biofilm is a major biological determinant common to the development of both diseases, which share common risk factors and social determinants, important for their prevention and control.
Most recent scientific discussion points out that similar preventive approaches, based around routinely performed oral hygiene with a fluoride toothpaste, are effective with both periodontal diseases and dental caries.
Due to worldwide population growth and increased tooth retention, the number of people affected by dental caries and periodontitis has grown, thus increasing the total burden of these diseases globally, mainly in the older population.
Working group consensus reports and other papers.