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23 March 2015

EuroPerio8 closing session reviews 25 years of the EFP - Perio People blog offers curtain-raiser

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EuroPerio8 closing session reviews 25 years of the EFP - Perio People blog offers curtain-raiser

Next year, the EFP celebrates the 25th anniversary of its foundation in 1991 and the organisation is preparing various initiatives to mark the occasion, including a special final session of EuroPerio8 on Saturday, June 6, under the heading ‘25 years of European periodontology'.

This session will involve video presentations and expert speakers who will talk about both the journey of the last 25 years and what lies ahead over the next quarter century. The session will also include a homage to two perio pioneers, the “architects” of the EFP: Jan Lindhe and Niklaus Lang.

To help focus thoughts on this milestone and prepare the way for the EuroPerio8 final session, the 'Perio 25' section of the Perio People blog is exploring the developments that have taken place over these 25 years.

This section carries the views of leading players in European periodontology about what has been achieved so far, the changes they have witnessed, and the challenges that lie ahead.

In recent weeks, 'Perio 25' has heard from Thomas Kocher, who says that the big change over the last quarter decade has been the development of implants and the advent of peri-implantitis, and Joerg Meyle, who describes how both perio science and therapeutic techniques has evolved.

Other contributors to this section of the EFP’s official blog for EuroPerio8 have included Ubele van der Velden — who explains how nutrition and healthy lifestyles are emerging as key features in the prevention of periodontitis — and Lior Shapira, who talks about how Europe has become a “world centre for knowledge” about periodontology and who highlights the roles of EuroPerio and the European Workshop.

Over the coming weeks, there will be more expert views in ‘Perio 25’ about the changes that have occurred over the last quarter century.

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