Perio & Family Doctors - scientific report
The EFP’s Focused Workshop on Periodontology and Family Doctors, held in Madrid in July 2022, examined the role of general practitioners and oral-healthcare providers in the management of their patients. It reviewed the well-established associations of periodontal disease with diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and chronic respiratory diseases.
The resulting scientific consensus report, published by the Journal of Clinical Periodontology summarises the discussions that took place at the workshop, at which three subgroups reviewed the latest evidence available. Nine experts from the EFP and nine from Wonca Europe (the European branch of the World Organisation of Family Doctors) evaluated the current knowledge, reaching consensus agreements and creating a series of recommendations for family physicians and dentists.