EuroPerio10 – the world’s leading congress in periodontology and implant dentistry organised 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 programme.

The scientific programme 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: 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 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 scientific programme 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).

 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 Phoebus Madianos

EuroPerio10 chair

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 whats new in prevention and disease management. We look forward to welcoming you to Copenhagen.”

Professor Andreas Stavropoulos

EFP president

References (Program/lectures)

1) Periodontology and COVID-19 pandemic – what have we learnt?

2) Cardiovascular diseases.

3) Periodontal diseases and association with other systemic disorders.

4) Periodontitis and metabolic diseases.

5) What systemic factors may affect periodontitis?

6) What do we know about halitosis in 2022?

7) Risk factor control in periodontal therapy.

8) Personalised medicine in the dental and periodontal office.

9) Advanced approaches in bone regeneration: the future.

10) The multidisciplinary treatment of stage IV periodontitis.

11) Treatment of periodontitis stages I-III with non-surgical therapy: adjunctive therapies