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17 May 2017

Poland: Meeting with health minister and press conference

Categories:National Activities, Gum Health Day

Poland: Meeting with health minister and press conference

The Polish Society of Periodontology staged two events to mark European Gum Health Day on May 12.

It took part in a meeting involving regional consultants in periodontology and Poland’s minister of health, which discussed the treatment procedures that are included in the country’s national health fund.

The society also held a press conference, at the Marriott Hotel in Warsaw, focused on the links between periodontal and systemic health.

The panel of experts who spoke at the press event comprised periodontists Prof Renata Górska (president of the Polish Society of Periodontology), Prof Tomasz Konopka (vice president), Dr Jan Kowalski (vice secretary), and Dr Maciej Nowak (secretary), who were joined by diabetologist Prof Edward Franek and cardiologist Dr Maciej Kostrubiec.

Their presentations covered the influence of periodontal disease on the course of diabetes mellitus, acute cardiac syndromes, and their complications.

The results of epidemiological studies in Poland showing that periodontal diseases represent a serious social problem were also presented at the press conference, which was attended by more than 30 journalists.

Already one item has appeared in a medical journal and several interviews were carried out, so more press coverage is expected in the coming days.