New-look Perio Insight magazine puts spotlight on genetics and highlights latest periodontal research
The summer edition of the EFP magazine Perio Insightis now available for downloading in pdf format from the EFP website.
FOCUS: Filippo Graziani, co-ordinator of European Gum Health Day 2017, outlines his vision for the May 12 awareness day
On May 12, the European Federation of Periodontology and its affiliated national societies of periodontology will stage a Europe-wide awareness day for the fourth time.
PEOPLE: The EFP has achieved much over the last year, says Juan Blanco as he stands down as president
The last 12 months have been a busy time for the EFP, which has been very active in a wider range of areas, seeking to put into practice its motto of “periodontal health for a better life.”
EXPERT VIEW: What is the extent of the role played by genetic factors in periodontitis?
While genetic factors are known to play a role in periodontitis, a lot of research still needs to be done to understand the precise mechanisms involved. Indeed, the limited extent to which the genetic factors associated with periodontitis have been identified is “somewhat disappointing”, say Bruno G. Loos and Deon P.M. Chin, from the Academic Centre for Dentistry in Amsterdam. Here, they outline what is known today and discuss the most promising lines of inquiry.
FOCUS: EFP’s second Perio Master Clinic will offer in-depth accounts of developments in understanding and treatment of peri-implantitis
Peri-implantitis represents one of the biggest challenges in periodontology today: scientific understanding of its causes is still evolving and various forms of treatment are being used, although the “gold standard” has yet to emerge.
PEOPLE: EFP founder Jean-Louis Giovannoli reflects on how European perio has changed in last 25 years
Jean-Louis Giovannoli, one of the founders of the EFP, stood down earlier this year as chair of its congress committee. At the end of this 25th anniversary year, he looks back on the evolution of the federation and of European perio.
PEOPLE: In memoriam Thorkild Karring (1937-2016) – a tribute from his colleagues
Prof Thorkild Karring, one of the pioneers of European periodontology, passed away on August 22 at the age of 78. He made a major contribution to the development of periodontal science, notably through his work on tissue regeneration. Here, the people who knew him well and who worked closely with him, offer their tributes to one of the ‘Perio Greats’.