EFP and Oral-B launch project dedicated to women’s oral health and pregnancy
The European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) and leading oral-healthcare brand Oral-B have launched an educational project to provide crucial information about oral health during pregnancy.
The EFP’s Twitter page grows in reach and popularity
The EFP’s page on the Twitter social-media platform now has well over a thousand followers and during the last year its tweets have been seen by more than 2.2 million people.
EFP Manifesto on periodontal and general health now has 750 signatories
A total of 750 individuals and institutions from 65 countries have now signed the EFP Manifesto “Perio and General Health" – an increase of more than 60% since the end of January.
‘Let’s get moving for EuroPerio9’ – promotional videos released
Videos featuring EFP president Gernot Wimmer, members of the EuroPerio9 organising committee, and presidents and committee members of EFP-affiliated national societies of periodontology, have been released on YouTube as part of the EuroPerio9 promotional campaign.
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.