The EFP has released a new animation for the Perio & Caries campaign, focusing on the role of dental biofilm in causing both dental caries and periodontal disease.
The one-minute animated video Perio & Caries explains how all members of the oral-healthcare team have a role to play in educating and motivating patients to improve their oral hygiene and to address risk factors.
This animation is provided in 10 languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, and Spanish. It complements the existing material of the Perio & Caries campaign, sponsored by Colgate, which was launched in January 2018 and features:
- Five brochures, with specific recommendations for the oral-healthcare team, non-dental healthcare professionals, researchers, policymakers, and the public.
- The scientific report Relationship between caries and gum disease.
- Video interviews with the experts involved in the project.
- An infographic that explains the issues in a clear and scientifically rigorously way.
All the material is based on the outcomes of Perio Workshop 2016, jointly organised by the EFP and ORCA (European Organisation for Caries Research, and also sponsored by Colgate, which focused on “the boundaries between dental caries and periodontal disease”, reviewing all available evidence on interactions, common risk factors, and shared patterns between tooth decay and gum disease.
This workshop was the first major scientific attempt in the world to consider dental caries and periodontal disease not as separate entities but as interrelated process that can share genetic, aetiological, social, and environmental determinants – although they follow different trajectories and usually emerge at different ages.