EFP Perio Workshop 2016: ‘The Boundaries between Caries and Periodontal Diseases’
The EFP Perio Workshop 2016, organised in partnership with the European Organisation for Caries Research (ORCA), focuses on the relationship between caries and periodontal diseases.
During the workshop, 75 invited experts from the two organisations will review the available evidence on the common links between these important oral conditions. There will be special emphasis on the associated causes and risk factors and on aspects of prevention that may influence both periodontal diseases and caries.
The workshop, sponsored by Colgate, takes place from November 6 to 9, 2016 in La Granja de San Ildefonso, near Segovia in Spain, which has been the venue of recent editions of the EFP Perio Workshop.
There will be four working groups.
- Working Group 1: ‘The role of microbial biofilms in the maintenance of oral health and the development of dental caries and periodontal diseases.’
Co-chairs: Mariano Sanz (EFP), David Beighton (ORCA).
- Working Group 2: ‘The interaction of lifestyle, behaviour or systemic diseases with oral health, dental caries and periodontal diseases.’
Co-chairs: Iain Chapple (EFP), Andreas Schulte (ORCA).
- Working Group 3: ‘The prevention and control of dental caries and periodontal diseases at the individual and the population level.
Co-chairs: Søren Jepsen (EFP), Vita Machiulskiene.
- Working Group 4: ‘Age-related effects on oral health, dental caries and periodontal diseases.’
Co-chairs: Tonetti (EFP), Sebastian Paris (ORCA).
The conclusions of the workshop will later be published in a special open-access supplement of the EFP’s Journal of Clinical Periodontology.
“Caries and periodontal diseases have always been considered as very separate entities,” says Mariano Sanz, chairman of the EFP Perio Workshop. “But recent evidence clearly points to several mechanisms and factors shared by both. This workshop will serve to identify these similarities – as well as the distinct characteristics of each entity – and will thus recommend clear preventive measures at both individual and population level.”