25th anniversary EFP press conference
Prof. Søren Jepsen, President of the European Federation of Periodontology
Jepsen outlined the impact of periodontal diease.
Prof. Iain Chapple spoke about the role of periodontal dieases in public health and choinic dieases.
Dr. David Cavan (International Diabetes Federation) explained how periodontal dieases affect the worldwide diabetes epidemic.
Prof. Peter Eickholz, President of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Parodontologie (DG PARO), the Germany society for periodontology, spoke about periodontal disease in Germany.
Prof. Juan Blanco, President-Elect of the EFP, addressed future challenges of the EFP.
The EFP also invited dental patient Hellmut Kleinschmidt to share his story. Kleinschmidt was only diagnosed by chance with severe periodontal diease, although he visited his dentist on a regular basis.
The experts discussed how awareness about periodontal health can be raised among dental and medical professionals, and the general public.
Many journalists from dental and medical publishers joined the conference in Frankfurt in Germany.
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