Treating severe chronic periodontitis with short (three-day) antibiotics regimen may be more effective than non-surgical therapy alone – JCP Digest
The positive effects of treating patients with severe chronic periodontitis with a combination of the antibiotics amoxicillin and metronidazole, as an adjunct to non-surgical periodontal treatment, have been reported in the past. But there are major concerns about the growing challenge from antibiotic resistance.
Five-year study shows single immediate implants have high survival rate but can lead to aesthetic complications – JCP Digest
A five-year prospective study on single immediate implants in the aesthetic zone has concluded that this kind of implant has a high survival rate and limited marginal bone loss in the long term.
Leading researchers call for global action on prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease
A call for global action to reduce the impact of the burden of periodontal diseases on health and well-being has been issued in a health-policy paper published this month in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology (JCP), the EFP’s scientific journal.
Social media plays leading role in spreading message of European Gum Health Day
The EFP and its affiliated national societies of periodontology are making extensive use of social media as they spread the message of “Fighting periodontal disease together”, the slogan of European Gum Health Day 2017.
EFP LinkedIn page now has more than 15,000 subscribers
The EFP’s page on LinkedIn, the business and employment-oriented social-networking service, has now passed the 15,000-subscriber threshold, with followers in more than 100 countries.
Obesity is risk factor for progression of periodontal attachment loss in women – JCP Digest
A five-year study has shown that obesity appears to be a risk factor for periodontal attachment loss (PAL) progression for females but not for males. However, being overweight but not obese does not appear to be associated with PAL progression.