About EFP


EFP Vision & History

The Driving Force of Periodontology in EuropeInspirational, Innovative, Influential

The EFP, founded in 1991, is one of the largest dental organisations in Europe currently with 28 National Periodontal Member Societies. Periodontology encompasses the study and treatment of diseases and disorders of the supporting tissues of the teeth, including the gums and bone. Although the most common are gingivitis and periodontitis, there are many other conditions that need to be recognised and managed.

Periodontology has also played a key role in the development of Implant Dentistry, both from a research and clinical perspective. The EFP is justly proud of the achievements of many of the researchers and clinicians who are members of the Constituent Societies and who have made highly significant contributions to Periodontology and Implant Dentistry.

The official journal of the EFP, the Journal of Clinical Periodontology, is one of the most respected dental journals in the world. The EFP has worked extensively to promote education and training at the predoctoral (undergraduate) and postdoctoral (postgraduate) levels. Periodontology is recognised as a Specialty in many member countries and the EFP is dedicated to promote this status throughout Europe.


EuroPerio’s Development – A Success Story




Other meetings organised under the patronage of the EFP

X European Workshop on “Periodontal plastic surgery and soft tissue regeneration”
sponsored by Geistlich Pharma, November 2013 in La Granja (Spain)


1st EFP master clinic on “Peri-implant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery”
February 7-8, 2014 in Paris (France)