Perio Insight

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.

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Development of in-vitro multispecies subgingival biofilm models
Research

Development of in-vitro multispecies subgingival biofilm models

14 March 2023

The development of a dynamic in-vitro model with multispecies biofilm is helping to increase our understanding of the behaviour of subgingival bacteria within biofilms and to assess the impact of different implant surfaces on biofilm growth.

JCP editor-in-chief highlights EFP guidelines
JCP Editor

JCP editor-in-chief highlights EFP guidelines

14 March 2023

Panos N. Papapanou, editor-in-chief of the "Journal of Clinical Periodontology", will have a monthly column in "Perio Insight". Here he talks about the EFP's clinical practice guidelines.

Adolopment - national implementation of the EFP clinical practice guideline
Guidelines

Adolopment - national implementation of the EFP clinical practice guideline

30 June 2021

The British, German, and Spanish national societies of periodontology have taken the EFP Clinical Practice Guideline on the treatment of stages I-III periodontitis and adapted it to the reqiurements of local regulations and healthcare systems.

A guide to the EFP's evidence-based clinical practice guideline for treatment of periodontitis
Guidelines

A guide to the EFP's evidence-based clinical practice guideline for treatment of periodontitis

24 August 2020

A detailed look at the 62 recommendations in the EFP's clinical practice guideline for the treatment of stages I-III periodontitis, the product of Perio Workshop 2019, including interviews with working-group chairs Mariano Sanz and Iain Chapple.

Applying the new classification to clinical cases
Classification

Applying the new classification to clinical cases

12 March 2020

Two clinical case studies apply the new classification of periodontal diseases to existing patient cases, showing how clinicians can apply the different steps explained in the new classification to establish the stage and the grade of periodontitis.

L-PRF: a dream or the future of bone regeneration?
Therapy

L-PRF: a dream or the future of bone regeneration?

17 May 2019

In recent years, leucocyte- and platelet-rich fibrin (L-PRF) has emerged as a highly promising technique with many applications in periodontal therapy. Experts Marc Quirynen and Nelson Pinto explain its biological properties and applications.