In 2013, the EFP introduced several awards that are conferred to people who have served in important roles on the executive committee and who have contributed significantly to the EFP and European periodontology.
This year, the Eminence in Periodontology Award was given to Gianfranco Carnevale (Italy), the Distinguished Scientist Award to Thorkild Karring (Denmark), and the Distinguished Service Award to David Hillam (UK).
The EFP Graduate Research Prizes have also been awarded. The First Prize went to Sylvain Mouraret, Daniel J. Hunter, Claire Bardet, Antoine Popelut, John B. Brunski, Catherine Chaussain, Philippe Bouchard, and Jill A. Helms for the paper “Improving oral implant osseointegration in a murine model via Wnt signal amplification ”, Journal of Clinical Periodontology 2014; 41: 172-180; Dpt Periodontology, Service Odontology, Rothschild Hospital, University of Paris.
The Second Prize was shared between two groups of researchers:
(1) Dimitris Sokos, Nina Scheres, Ton Schoenmaker, Vincent Everts, and Teun J. de Vries for the paper “A challenge with Porphyromonas gingivalis differentially affects the osteoclastogenesis potential of periodontal ligament fibroblasts from periodontitis patients and non-periodontitis donors”, Journal of Clinical Periodontology 2014; 41: 95-103; Department of Periodontology, Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam, ACTA, The Netherlands.
(2) Alexandra Stähli, Dieter Bosshardt, Anton Sculean, and Reinhard Gruber for “Emdogain-Regulated Gene Expression in Palatal Fibroblasts requires TGF-βri Kinase Signaling”, PLOS ONE, September 2014, Volume 9, issue 9; Department of Periodontology, School of Dental Medicine, University of Bern, Switzerland.