Thirteen submissions from periodontists in nine countries have been made for the Jaccard/EFP Research Prize in Periodontology, which will be awarded at the EuroPerio10 congress in Copenhagen in June 2022.
Topics covered by the submitted papers include the use of Cetylpyridinium chloride to reduce the viral load of SARS-CoV-2, the use of adjunctive systemic antibiotics, cardiovascular risk assessment in periodontal patients, and soft-tissue regeneration.
The prize is open to all members of the 37 national societies of periodontology affiliated to the EFP. Three prizes will be awarded: the winner of the first prize will receive an award of CHF10,000 (€9,229), while the second prize is worth CHF6,000 and the third prize CHF4,000.
Research papers – which have not been previously published or presented at any meeting – were received from members of eight EFP-affiliated national societies: three papers from members of the Israeli and Spanish societies, two from members of the German society, and one each from members of the British, Dutch, Hungarian, Italian, and Swedish societies.
Their research has been conducted at 13 different universities or research centres in seven countries.
The submitted papers will now be evaluated by a panel of five judges comprising Panos N. Papapanou (editor-in-chief of the Journal of Clinical Periodontology), two JCP associate editors, one member selected by the EFP’s executive committee, and a member of the EuroPerio10 organising committee.
This panel will select three papers to be presented at EuroPerio10, where the eventual winner will be decided by the jury based on five evaluation criteria: (1) significance for periodontology, (2) innovative character, (3) scientific quality, (4) the quality of the paper, (5) the quality of the oral presentation at EuroPerio10.
The topics covered by the papers are:
- Effect of sub-mucosal instrumentation before surgical treatment of moderate/severe peri-implantitis: a multi-centre randomised clinical trial.
- Factors influencing tooth loss in European populations.
- Coronary artery disease risk is increased by periodontal pathobionts.
- Excessive inflammatory response to infection in experimental peri-implantitis: resolution by Resolvin D2.
- Periodontitis prevalence in Colitis & Crohn’s disease (PPCC) patients: A case-control study.
- Regeneration of keratinized gingiva/mucosa at teeth and implants after heterotopic transplantation of alveolar mucosa: an Experimental study in the dog.
- Comparative study of the modified VISTA (m-VISTA) technique versus the coronally advanced flap (CAF) in the treatment of multiple Miller class III recessions: a randomised clinical trial.
- Clinical, microbiological, and immunological effects of 3- or 7-days systemic antibiotics adjunctive to subgingival instrumentation in patients with stage III/IV grade C periodontitis: a randomised placebo-controlled clinical trial.
- Cardiovascular risk assessment in periodontitis patients and controls using European Systemic Coronary Risk Evaluation (SCORE) model: a pilot study.
- Immunological cell composition of human peri-implantitis lesions through fluorescence-activated cell sorting.
- Randomised clinical trial to assess the impact of oral intervention with Cetylpyridinium chloride to reduce the viral load of SARS- CoV-2.
- Nine-year results following treatment of multiple adjacent Class 1 gingival recessions with the modified coronally advanced tunnel (MCAT) technique and a collagen matrix or palatal connective tissue graft.
- Healing of intra-bony defects using a human recombinant amelogenins.
The Jaccard/EFP Prize of Periodontal Research was created in 1995 by the EFP and the Jaccard Foundation (University of Geneva) to promote periodontal research in Europe. It is awarded at the EFP’s triennial EuroPerio congress.