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EVENTS: The EFP's International Perio Master Clinic, scheduled to take place in León, Mexico on February 25 and 26, has been postponed until 2023 because of uncertainty over the Covid pandemic and the possibility of changes to travel regulations. In letters to faculty and professionals who had registered for the event, congress chair Alejandro García and scientific chair Anton Sculean said that although regulations in Mexico still allow meetings to take place and international travel is possible, “we do not have sufficient clarity about what the situation will be like by the end of February.” A new date for the meeting will be announced soon.
GUM HEALTH DAY 2022: The slogan for this year’s awareness day on May 12 will be “Treat Your Gums”. Event co-ordinator Moritz Kebschull said that "apart from our ‘normal’ gum-health awareness message that is similar every year (early detection, sequelae of periodontitis, etc), we will focus more than before on the intervention part. The motto is ‘Treat Your Gums’, both from an intervention and from a well-being perspective.” Prof Kebschull added that the campaign would “point towards our world-leading classification and guideline work and emphasize the important role of well-informed clinicians.”
JCP DIGEST: Which is the better approach to restoring function and aesthetics in two-teeth gaps in posterior areas with short implants: two adjacent implants or a single implant with a cantilever? The latest edition of EFP reserarch summary JCP Digest investigates.
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PRIZES: Thirteen submissions from periodontists in nine countries have been made for the Jaccard/EFP Research Prize in Periodontology, which will be awarded at EuroPerio10 in Copenhagen in June 2022. Topics covered by the submitted papers include the use of Cetylpyridinium chloride to reduce the viral load of SARS-CoV-2, the use of adjunctive systemic antibiotics, cardiovascular risk assessment in periodontal patients, and soft-tissue regeneration.
PERIO TALKS: A live Perio Talks session on Instagram (@perioeurope) on 24 February at 18:00 (CET) will explore how the EFP is leading the global conversation on periodontology through its various communications activities. The session will be hosted by Bruno de Calvalho and will have contributions from Tiernan O'Brien (EFP communications committee chair) and Reena Wadia (communications committee member).
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