EuroPerio10 – the world’s leading congress in periodontology and implant dentistry organized by the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) – is set to open its doors for the most exciting edition yet.
Showcasing novel research presented by scientists and dental practitioners from around the world. Are lip and tongue piercings safe? Is gum disease connected to heart conditions, diabetes, premature birth and lung function? Does artificial intelligence have a role in the diagnosis and treatment of periodontitis?
Discover the answers to these questions and more in the extensive abstract program.
The packs in more than 60 sessions across four days, featuring ground-breaking science spanning prevention to treatment and highlighting how it will change dental practice and improve patient care with debates, interviews, interactive sessions, live surgery, and much more.
Hear the latest information on the transmission of coronavirus in saliva and aerosols, plus the risks for oral health professionals, in a debate session dedicated to periodontology and the pandemic (1). Not to miss: listen to key opinion leaders present state-of-the-art evidence on the relationship between periodontitis and cardiovascular disease, and the impact of periodontal therapy, concluding with a debate on the implications for patients and the public (2).
Other sessions of interest at EuroPerio10: get up-to-the-minute information on the links between periodontal disease and multiple conditions including Alzheimer’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, cancer, diabetes, obesity and metabolic syndrome (3,4).
International opinion leaders provide their perspectives on how anorexia, bulimia and physical activity may impact gum disease (5).
What causes halitosis, who gets it, and how does it affect quality of life? Hear the experts discuss what is known on this topic and debate the treatment options (6). Smoking and diabetes are both important risk factors for periodontitis. Find out the most effective strategies at EuroPerio10 for helping these patients achieve and maintain good oral health (7).
Is personalised medicine entering the field of periodontology? Dental practitioners discuss emerging approaches such as digital risk assessment in the post-pandemic era and the use of saliva to screen for periodontitis and other conditions (8).
And discover innovations in oral bone regeneration, allowing dental implant procedures to replace missing teeth and restore function (9).
EuroPerio10 is set to be the most sustainable EuroPerio ever. Stay tuned for the by Professor Katherine Richardson, leader of the Sustainability Science Centre at the University of Copenhagen and former chair of the Danish Commission on Climate Change Policy.
Finally, don’t miss the sessions of EFP clinical practice guidelines to hear reccomendations that help clinicians worldwide to manage periodontitis and improve gum health (10, 11).
Professor Phoebus Madianos, EuroPerio10 chair, said: “EuroPerio is the event to attend for the most recent advances in periodontology and implant dentistry, and their connections with other dental and medical disciplines. We have lined up more than 130 top speakers from over 30 countries to present, discuss, and debate the hottest topics in our profession.”
Professor Andreas Stavropoulos, EFP president, said: “Visit my hometown in Denmark for a EuroPerio like no other. Journalists can join and meet dentists, periodontists, oral surgeons, orthodontists, prosthodontists, dental hygienists, dental nurses, medical doctors and researchers as we share what’s new in prevention and disease management. We look forward to welcoming you to Copenhagen.”
EFP – THE GLOBAL BENCHMARK IN PERIODONTOLOGY
The European Federation of Periodontology (EFP, ) is a non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting awareness of periodontal science and the importance of gum health. Its guiding vision is “periodontal health for a better life.”
Founded in 1991, the EFP is a federation of 37 national periodontal member societies that represents more than 16,000 periodontists, dentists, researchers, and oral-health professionals from Europe and around the world. It supports evidence-based science in periodontal and oral health, and it promotes events and campaigns aimed at both professionals and the public.
The EFP organises EuroPerio, the world’s leading congress in periodontology and implant dentistry, as well as other important professional and expert events such as Perio Master Clinic and Perio Workshop. The annual Gum Health Day on May 12, organised by the EFP and its member societies, brings key messages on gum health to millions of people across the world.
The EFP also organises workshops and outreach campaigns with its partners: projects to date have covered the relationship between periodontal disease and diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and caries, as well as women’s oral health during pregnancy.
The EFP’s Journal of Clinical Periodontology is the most authoritative scientific publication in this field. The federation also publishes JCP Digest, a monthly digest of research, and the Perio Insight magazine, which features experts’ views and debates.
The EFP’s work in education is also highly significant, notably its accreditation programme for postgraduate education in periodontology and implant dentistry.
The EFP has no commercial agenda.