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Oral-B and Straumann alliance officially launched with highly-anticipated jointly sponsored session at EuroPerio10

COPENHAGEN, Denmark: Two weeks after the official announcement, Oral-B and Straumann kicked off their landmark alliance with a jointly sponsored ...

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Artificial intelligence shows promise for detecting periodontal status in bitewing radiographs

COPENHAGEN, Denmark: Researchers in Turkey have examined the extent to which deep learning artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms are able to identify ...

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Researchers developing 3D ultrasound system for accurate, safe diagnosis of dental disease

EDMONTON, Canada: A team of researchers at the University of Alberta has secured funding to develop a 3D ultrasound device that would allow dentists to ...

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Less CHX—new generation of mouthwashes is changing therapy

KRIENS, Switzerland: Chlorhexidine digluconate (CHX) is considered the gold standard among oral antiseptics, but its use comes with a number of side ...

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Gum Health Day 2022 focuses on new guidelines for periodontal disease prevention and treatment

BRUSSELS, Belgium/BIRMINGHAM, UK: Treat your gums” is the slogan for Gum Health Day 2022, a worldwide awareness campaign organised by the European ...

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New research outlines vaping’s unique connection to periodontal disease

NEW YORK, US: Smoking tobacco has long been known to be detrimental to oral health, but the risks of newer simulations of smoking such as vaping are less...

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Simple and inexpensive—xylitol chewing gum reduced preterm births in research

HOUSTON, US/LILONGWE, Malawi: Studies have shown a link between maternal periodontal disease and preterm birth—delivery before the 37th week...

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Tenet: Time inversion applied to dentistry

Time travel—two words that sound odd in an article on dentistry, but are a daily reality for all health professionals. Ageing concerns all patients who...

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Predictable immediate guided implant placement and provisionalisation

When a patient presents to your dental practice with questionable and/or non-restorable teeth requiring full-mouth extractions, the greatest concern is ...

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Irregular dental visits and deteriorating periodontal health in Denmark

COPENHAGEN, Denmark: In a recent study, researchers aimed to examine periodontal care behaviours among dental patients in Denmark. Additionally, the ...

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Links between oral microbiome, genetic variations and periodontitis examined in new study

OKAYAMA, Japan: Since periodontitis has been linked to systemic health conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease, ...

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EuroPerio: EFP launches virtual series, provides outlook for 2022 congress

COPENHAGEN, Denmark: Amid the global pandemic, the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) decided to defer the EuroPerio10 congress, which had ...

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Children with immune deficiencies more likely to develop periodontal disease

LONDON, UK: Primary immunodeficiency (PID) is characterised by a missing or poorly functioning part of the body’s immune system. Inherent from birth or ...

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World Diabetes Day—A dental perspective

LEIPZIG, Germany: Although most of the world’s population continues to focus its attention on the COVID-19 pandemic, it is now more important than ever to...

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Periodontal status may play role in COVID-19 severity

LOS ANGELES, U.S.: The link between periodontal disease and systemic conditions such as cardiovascular disease is, by now, well established in the ...

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Study shows sharp decrease in periodontal treatment and tooth loss in Norway

OSLO, Norway: Periodontal disease is a global health issue, and many countries consistently report high levels of the disease among the population. The ...

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Periodontitis may double chances of cognitive decline, study says

MINNEAPOLIS, U.S.: Scientists have frequently linked some forms of periodontal disease with other inflammatory diseases, and now a new study has suggested ...

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EFP publishes first international consensus guidelines for periodontitis treatment

BRUSSELS, Belgium: In 2018, the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP)

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The role of interdental cleaning for oral health, general health and quality of life

Recent research shows that oral health is an essential prerequisite for people’s well-being and quality of life. In order to reach the global goals for ...

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Periodontist Dr Chris Barker talks successful periodontitis treatment

Dr Chris Barker is an experienced periodontist who provides the full scope of specialist periodontics. On Thursday, 9 April, he will be presenting a webinar...

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EFP and WHF release consensus report on links between periodontal and cardiovascular health

BRUSSELS, Belgium/GENEVA, Switzerland: Though various associations between periodontal health and cardiovascular health have previously been explored, a ...

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Study suggests relationship between periodontitis and vitamin D

OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada: There are many reasons why vitamin D is essential to the body’s proper functioning. The vitamin is helpful for maintaining ...

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Researchers find link between obesity and periodontal disease

CLEVELAND, U.S.: Obesity and periodontal disease remain the most common noncommunicable diseases in the U.S. A recent study has explored the effect of ...

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New biodegradable rods may deliver better antibiotic treatment for periodontitis patients

HALLE (SAALE), Germany: As has been well established, the prevalence of periodontal disease globally remains quite high despite increased awareness of the ...

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Interview: Prof. Phoebus Madianos next EuroPerio chairman

Prof. Phoebus Madianos is a professor of in the Department of Periodontics and Dean of the School of Dentistry at the National and Kapodistrian ...

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Research to examine possible links between periodontal disease and oral cancer

PLYMOUTH, UK: As worldwide oral cancer rates continue to climb, our understanding of what causes the disease to occur, thankfully, also continues to grow. ...

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Researchers to develop biodegradable strip and gel to prevent bone loss in periodontitis

NEW YORK, U.S.: In a step that may help redefine the treatment of periodontitis, researchers at New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) ...

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Alzheimer’s drug trial to target P. gingivalis

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands: At the recent Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, researchers at pharmaceutical company Cortexyme announced an ...

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Family characteristics influence periodontal diseases in children

BRISBANE, Australia: Numerous studies have been published on the association between dental caries and various family contextual factors. However, similar ...

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New realistic mouth models aim to improve dental education

BIRMINGHAM, UK: New research being carried out in collaboration with the University of Birmingham will allow dental students to train on dental models that ...

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