People who don’t see a dentist regularly should be screened by their doctor for gum disease
That’s the main message of a study published today, World Oral Health Day, in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology (1), the official publication of the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP). About 50% of people over 30 years of age have periodontitis, which is severe inflammation of the gums and structures supporting the teeth. If untreated, it causes tooth loss and inflammation throughout the body, which has been linked with higher risks of diabetes, heart attack, and stroke.
People who don’t see dentist regularly, Full details for the Press
There is a .pdf version of the release attached and the original abstract can be found at https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jcpe.13098
Perio & Cardio Workshop 2019
Dental and heart experts arrive at consensus on the links between periodontitis and cardiovascular disease. Joint recommendations will be published soon. Representatives of the EFP and the WHF reviewed current evidence at a workshop held on 18 and 19 February in Madrid, Spain.
Oral hygiene contributes to a healthy heart
Cardiologists should be aware of the connection between gum disease and heart disease and encourage their patients to be screened for periodontitis. Patients with gum disease should manage their CVD risk factors.
Dental and heart experts set to publish joint recommendations
There is a wealth of scientific evidence linking periodontitis to cardiovascular diseases. Workshop participants aim to reach a consensus and to publish evidence-based recommendations on the value of oral health to reduce heart disease.
Find photos of the Perio & Cardio workshop here. Please credit the EFP.
European Federation of Periodontology becomes global
The European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) has opened its doors to International Associate Members. EFP President Anton Sculean said: “Periodontitis is a global issue, with severe forms affecting around one in ten people worldwide. Gum health is a key factor for overall health and quality of life. As the most influential periodontal organisation in the world, the EFP is joining forces with international societies so that together we can prevent and treat periodontitis and its complications.”
EFP becomes global
Mexico was the first society to become an International Associate Member, followed by Taiwan, Brazil, and Lebanon. Their memberships are set to be formalised at the 2019 EFP General Assembly in Bern, Switzerland, on 30 March.
Perio and Diabetes Initiative
The EFP will launch a Perio & Diabetes project on 14 November to promote awareness of the important links between gum diseases and diabetes, explaining how they can be fought together. It will provide specific guidelines for oral-health professionals, medical professionals and pharmacists, researchers, policymakers, patients and the public, and the media.
Good oral health reduces risk of diabetes
Gum disease and diabetes are chronic conditions that increase with age. The link between the two diseases goes both ways. It is thought that inflammation in the body is the connection – in fact, gum disease is the most common inflammatory disease. Successful gum treatment reduces blood sugar levels.
European Observatory of Periodontology Statement on Diabetes and Gum Disease
Gum disease treatment helps control blood glucose in patients with type 2 diabetes and may reduce complications, according to a randomised trial published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology. The European Federation of Periodontology welcomes the findings, which come ahead of its Perio & Diabetes campaign launch on World Diabetes Day (14 November).
EuroPerio9 is the world's largest meeting devoted to periodontology and implant dentistry taking place from 20 to 23 June 2018 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
EuroPerio9 Press Releases
EuroPerio9 Photos from Saturday 23rd June
EuroPerio9 Photos from Friday 22nd June
EuroPerio9 Photos from Thursday 21 June
EuroPerio9 Photos from Wednesday 20 June
Best of EuroPerio9, the world’s leading congress on gum disease
A record 10 232 periodontists and other oral health professionals congregated from all over the world in Amsterdam from 20 to 23 June, to hear the latest research on periodontal disease and implants at EuroPerio9, the world’s leading congress in periodontology and implant dentistry.
Oral piercings associated with inflammation of the gums
According to a study presented today at EuroPerio9, tongue piercings may affect gums and teeth in close proximity with the piercing. More awareness is needed about the health risks of oral piercings.
Depression and stress associated with severe gum disease
A study presented today at EuroPerio9, found that psychosocial factors such as depression, stress, emotional vulnerability and Type A personality are associated with more severe periodontal injuries, indicating the need for psychological evaluation and support for patients presenting with aggressive or chronic periodontitis (gum disease).
Gum disease associated with high blood pressure
A study presented today at EuroPerio9, found that periodontitis is associated with an increased likelihood of high blood pressure. Investigators also found a reduction in blood pressure levels after periodontal therapy.
Unhealthy diets may contribute to gum disease
According to a presentation at a EuroPerio9 press conference today, nutrition may have an impact on periodontal disease and its treatment. Nutritional interventions offer potential to reduce inflammation.
Smoking reduces implant success in periodontitis patients
According to a large-scale study presented today at EuroPerio9, smoking affects long-term dental implant success.
Antibiotic resistance among patients with severe gum disease is increasing
Results of a study presented today at EuroPerio9, found that antimicrobial resistance is on the rise among German patients with severe periodontitis.This trend raises concern over the indiscriminative use of antibiotics in periodontal treatment.
Elite athletes’ performance negatively impacted by oral disease
A cross-sectional study presented today at EuroPerio9, found that elite athletes have significant levels of periodontal disease, with one third reporting that poor oral health impacted their performance negatively.
AAP and EFP joint statement on the new classification of periodontal and peri-implant diseases and conditions
The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) and the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) co-presented the findings from the joint 2017 World Workshop on the Classification of Periodontal and Peri-Implant Diseases and Conditions during a session at EuroPerio9.
New classification of periodontal and peri-implant diseases and conditions
Proceedings of the workshop jointly held by the American Academy of Periodontology and the European Federation of Periodontology are published in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology today.
Smoking influences the efficacy of non-surgical periodontal treatment
Results of a study to be presented at EuroPerio9, found that smoking impacts periodontal healing after non-surgical treatment. Researchers found more pronounced pocket depth reduction for non-smokers.
Healthy diet significantly reduces gingivitis
According to a study to be presented at EuroPerio9, just four weeks of a healthy diet can significantly reduce gingivitis.
Gum disease and Coronary Artery Disease share genetic basis
Results of a meta-analysis to be presented at EuroPerio9, the world’s leading congress in periodontology and implant dentistry, found that gum disease and coronary artery disease (CAD) share a common genetic basis, involving the VAMP8 function.
EuroPerio9 abstracts online
The EuroPerio9 full scientific programme is online today, including all non embargoed abstracts. It can also be consulted on the EFP App.
EuroPerio9 Press Programme
The EuroPerio9 press programme includes three press conferences and over a dozen press releases. Click to read more.
EuroPerio9 Media Alert 2
A record-breaking 1753 abstracts were submitted to this year’s event (up 9% from EuroPerio8). The EFP announced that over 1700 studies were chosen for presentation at the meeting including 96 Oral Presentations and 232 Poster Discussions while the remaining abstracts will be presented as e-posters. The full programme will be online end of March 2018. In addition, the scientific programme includes more than 100 presentations by invited speakers among the best and most famous periodontal specialists in the world.
EP9 Media Alert 1
Over 1740 abstracts have been submitted to EuroPerio9, the world’s largest meeting devoted to periodontology and implant dentistry, representing a 10% increase from EuroPerio8 in 2015.
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European Gum Health Day 2018
On 12 May we celebrate European Gum Health Day 2018, and the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) has organised a press conference today in Bern (Switzerland) to launch it publicly.
EGHD18 press release
Press launch 8th May 2018
EGHD 2018 logos
Adverts and artwork
Perio and Caries Initiative
The EFP has launched the 'Perio & Caries’ initiative calling for action to reduce the burden of tooth decay and gum disease. The campaign builds on the outcomes of Perio Workshop 2016 on “The boundaries between dental caries and periodontal disease”, organised jointly with ORCA (European Organisation for Caries Research) in November 2016, funded by an unrestricted grant from Colgate.
EFP Perio and Caries campaign
The European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) has launched the Perio & Caries campaign, an ambitious European-wide initiative to help tackle gum disease and caries, the two most frequent health conditions in the world. Please find a press release with further information here.
Perio & Caries images
EFP Press Releases
New EFP president Anton Sculean focuses on gum health
About the EFP
EFP celebrates its general assembly in Vienna
An update from the EFP
Anton Sculean becomes EFP president and focuses on gum health for over-60s, EuroPerio9 and Gum Health Day 2018
EFP Logo and Images
Logo for European Gum Health Day,
Logo for EuroPerio 9
Photo of new president Anton Sculean
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