Periodontal health for a better life
Editor: Joanna Kamma | Scientific Adviser: Andreas Stavropoulos
Perio Insight is an EFP online magazine focusing on periodontal science and clinical practice. It offers expert views and debates on key topics in periodontology and implant dentistry, and profiles research carried out at the EFP-accredited postgraduate programmes of periodontology.
It is edited by Joanna Kamma (Communications Committee) with Andreas Stavropoulos (Scientific Affairs Committee) as scientific adviser.
The relationship between the oral and gut microbiomes has become the subject of an increasing amount of research. Professor Iain Chapple guides us through the terrain and highlights the key questions that remain to be answered.
Panos N. Papapanou, editor-in-chief of the EFP's Journal of Clinical Periodontology, offers his "editor's pick" of recent papers published in the journal.
The ‘thrilling’ discovery of the Y4 leukotoxin and the finding of Aggregatibacter (Actinobacillus) actinomycetemcomitans
The discovery of Y4 leukotoxicity and the subsequent finding of JP2 as a “super” leukotoxin producer were key moments in the development of periodontal science and the understanding of the inflammatory response to bacteria.
Hormonal changes have a complex influence on women's oral health from puberty to the post-menopause. Gynaecologist Renée Berens and periodontist Ali Çekici explore the issues.
Panos N. Papapanou, editor-in-chief of the EFP's Journal of Clinical Periodontology, highlights the potential that artificial intelligence offers to periodontology.
Researchers at the EFP-accredited programme at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, performed a randomised clinical trial (RCT) to compare different techniques for alveolar ridge preservation after tooth extraction.
A digital platform to enhance supportive periodontal care by boosting communication between dental professionals and patients was one of the winners in the EFP’s Innovation Award for Digital Solutions for Gum Health 2023.
Panos N. Papapanou, editor-in-chief of the EFP's Journal of Clinical Periodontology, highlights two special issues related to implant dentistry.
Svetislav Zaric, third-prize winner in the EFP’s Innovation Award for Digital Solutions for Gum Health 2023, explains his proposal for personalised prevention based on monitoring and controlling oral endotoxin activity.
Claire Bigot, winner of the first prize in the EFP’s Innovation Award for Digital Solutions for Gum Health 2023 for the web and moblie application My PerioCare, explains how the technology can benefit both dentists and patients.