The EFP has published the fourth issue of Perio Life, the biannual magazine of EFP Alumni, which includes a report on the recent EFP Postgraduate Symposium along with interviews with clinicians on periodontal surgical techniques.
There is also a profile of an alumnus of one of the EFP postgraduate programmes in periodontology and a guide to how dentists can best use search-engine optimisation to boost their businesses.
Three students who gave presentations at the ninth EFP Postgraduate Symposium, held in Belgium in September, talk about the challenges involved, what they learnt from the event, and the importance of the new contacts they were able to make.
In a preview of his presentation at Perio Master Clinic 2023 in Antwerp in March, Dutch periodontist Dick Barendregt (a former lecturer at the EFP-accredited programme at ACTA in the Netherlands) explains how autotransplantation is a technique that can be used successful with predictable results, but which is significantly underused by periodontists.
Continuing with the focus on clinical practice, Oliver Carcuac (alumnus of the programme at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden) describes the modifications he has made to the free gingival graft technique to improve its predictability in gaining root coverage.
Rutger Dhondt, an alumnus of the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium – where he is now completing his PhD on buccal bone regeneration and stability around implants – talks about his studies and his subsequent career.
Finally, Cristina Muñoz, who is part of the team that responsible for the EFP’s website, explains how dentists can use search-engine optimisation (SEO) to help their website stand out online and thereby attract more patients.
“This issue of Perio Life looks to highlight the clinical and academic achievements of our EFP Alumni,” said Ed Madeley, chair of EFP Alumni. “We have included a clinical focus, highlighting tips and techniques championed by our alumni as well as some useful practice-management tips. We hope that people enjoy it!”