The European Federaton of Periodontology

EFP Vision & History

The European Federation of Periodontology (EFP), founded in 1991, is an umbrella organisation of 37 national scientific societies devoted to promoting research, education and awareness of periodontal science and practice. 

It represents more than 16,000 periodontists and gum-health professionals from Europe, northern Africa, and the Middle East. 

The EFP, whose strategic vision is expressed by the slogan “Periodontal health for a better life“, leads the global conversation on periodontal health.

It is the driving force behind EuroPerio, the world’s biggest scientific meeting devoted to periodontology. The most recent of these triennial meetings, EuroPerio10, took place in Copenhagen in June 2022 and brought together more that 7,000 people. 

The European Workshop in Periodontology is a world-leading scientific meeting on periodontal science and the EFP’s Journal of Clinical Periodontology is the most authoritative scientific publication in this field with a 4.01 impact factor.

Additionally, the EFP organized the Perio Master Clinic which is a specialised meeting with a defined focus and limited attendance, traditionally taking place in Europe and expending to Asia for the first time in 2019. 

The federation’s work in education has also been highly significant, notably through its accredited programme for postgraduate education.

The EFP pursues evidence-based science and the general interest. It does not have any professional or commercial agenda.

Other Meetings organised under the patronage of the EFP

EFP Perio Master Clinic on hard and soft tissue aesthetic reconstructions around teeth and dental implants. Current and future challenges
March 6 – 7, 2020  at the The Royal Dublin Society, Dublin, Ireland

June 2-5, 2021 at Bella Center, Copenhagen, Denmark

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