Perio Workshop 2014

The Prevention Workshop

The 11th European Workshop in Periodontology took place over four days in November 2014 in the quiet mountain village of La Granja de San Ildefonso, near Segovia, in Spain.

Its focus was the prevention of periodontal and peri-implant diseases, and its over 75 participants – leading international experts in oral-health science, research, protocols and products – worked in four working groups discussing systematic reviews of relevant recent studies, raising and answering questions based on this evidence, and finally producing conclusions to direct approaches in oral hygiene for all professionals in the dental and medical community.

In fact, the eventual conclusions signed off by the chairmen of the four working groups called for the messages of the 11th Workshop to be included in a public health campaign to halt the increase in conditions such as peri-implantitis, which is shown to have increased alarmingly in recent years among patients with dental implants.

The leaders of the Workshop predict a strong and lasting impact from the guidelines it has produced, all of which were published in April 15 in a special supplement of the peridontal science publication, the Journal of Clinical Periodontology.

The 11th Workshop chairman and main organiser, Spanish periodontologist Professor Mariano Sanz, said he was satisfied that the project had fulfilled its purpose.

“Both caries and periodontitis are the most important diseases of mankind in terms of frequency and prevalence,” he stated. “It is important that we understand that these diseases can be prevented very easily but if they develop and become severe it really poses a risk for the health of the patient.”

“We need to customise the prevention measures for each specific patient, and we need to understand what the patient risk profile is in order to provide instructions.”

Participants

Organising committee

Prof. Mariano Sanz, Chairman
Prof. Iain Chapple, Co-Chairman
Prof. Maurizio Tonetti, Co-Chairman
Prof. Søren Jepsen, Co-Chairman
Working group 1

Group 1:

Chair Maurizio Tonetti
Reviewers Ian Needleman, Christoph Ramseier, Tim Newton, Niklaus Lang
Participants Gary Armitage, Philippe Bouchard, Renate Deinzer, Thomas Dietrich, Peter Eickholz, Francis Hughes, Thomas Kocher, Bruno Loos, Rodrigo López, Luigi Nibali Panos Papapanou, Bernadette Pretzl Ubele van der Velden, Ignacio Sanz-Sánchez, Ulrich Schlagenhauf, Jean Suvan
Sponsors Ekaterina Fabrikant (Procter & Gamble) and Angela Fundak (Johnson & Johnson)

Group 2:

Chair Iain Chapple
Reviewers Fridus Van der Weijden, Christof Doerfer, David Herrera, Lior Shapira
Participants Mario Aimetti, Nicole Arweiler, Nikos Donos, Filippo Graziani, Henry Greenwell, Eren Kuru Bahar, Anna Louropoulou, Eli Machtei, Phoebus Madianos, David Polak, Wim Teughels, Arie Van Winkelhoff
Sponsors Malgorzata Klukowska (Procter & Gamble), and Marcelo Araujo (Johnson & Johnson)

Group 3:

Chair Søren Jepsen
Reviewers Frank Schwarz, Giovanni Salvi, Ioannis Polyzois, Cristiano Tomasi, Jan Derks.
Participants Tord Berglundh, Korkud Demirel, Elena Figuero, Robert Genco (AAP), Jean-Louis Giovannoli, Moshe Goldstein, France Lambert, Anne Merete Aass, Giovanni Serino, Alberto Ortiz-Vigón, Nicola Zitzmann
Sponsors Svetlana Farrell (Procter & Gamble), and Mike Lynch (Johnson & Johnson)

Group 4:

Chair Mariano Sanz
Reviewers Ian Needleman, Christoph Ramseier, Tim Newton, Niklaus Lang
Participants Gary Armitage, Philippe Bouchard, Renate Deinzer, Thomas Dietrich, Peter Eickholz, Francis Hughes, Thomas Kocher, Bruno Loos, Rodrigo López, Luigi Nibali Panos Papapanou, Bernadette Pretzl Ubele van der Velden, Ignacio Sanz-Sánchez, Ulrich Schlagenhauf, Jean Suvan
Sponsors Anja Rist (Procter & Gamble) and Maria Mantzourani (Johnson & Johnson)

Guidelines

Dental professionals, periodontists, hygienists, and dental students can now download the full general guidelines to emerge from the ‘Prevention Workshop’, a refocussing of oral health priorities based on the conclusions of the XI European Workshop in Periodontology, held in November 2014, focusing on the prevention of periodontal and peri-implant diseases.

Each of the four working groups at this major research workshop has had a full year to review and condense its more extensive conclusions – available here in open access to all – and these are what the European Federation of Periodontology considers as crucial information for all members of the oral health community to take on board. Please read these guidelines. They cover every aspect of multiple research papers which came under systematic review by more than 75 international experts in periodontology.

The issues of implant hygiene routines, placement, risk assessment and infection control are dealt with in the guidelines on prevention of peri-implantitis.

Download full guidelines

Conclusions

The proceedings of the XI European Workshop of Periodontology ‘Effective Prevention of Periodontal and Peri-implant diseases’ are available online in a free, open-access supplement of the April 2015 issue of the Journal of Clinical Periodontology (JCP):

Full proceedings

Reports

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