The European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) has introduced the recipients of the primary ever EFP Innovation Award for Digital Options for Gum Well being supported by GSK. The award might be conferred yearly to 3 initiatives on digital improvements aimed on the public, dentists and researchers that can contribute to gum well being worldwide.
The prizes had been offered at EuroPerio10, the world’s main congress in periodontology and implant dentistry organized by the EFP.
The “Dental Coach App” by Dr Lodewijk Gründemann and Dr Melle Vroom from Goutum, the Netherlands scooped this yr’s first prize of €10,000.
“Dental Tracker™, a cell utility for the affected person, dentist and periodontal researchers” by Dr Boey Sean Kuan, Perio.Co, Singapore, acquired the second prize of €6,000.
The third prize of €4,000 went to “AI-PERIO: integration of gum well being notion and periodontitis prevention on an artificially intelligence-based cell utility for tackling low-grade persistent systemic irritation” by Dr Giacomo Baima and Dr Mario Aimetti from the Postgraduate Programme, College of Turin, Italy in collaboration with the Anti-Inflammaging Firm.
Tasks had been chosen by a judging panel together with chairs of a number of EFP committees and a member of the core government committee. The 4 standards used to guage every utility had been the necessity, the market, the presentation of the thought, and the marketing strategy.
To be eligible, digital improvements needed to be aimed on the public, dentists, and/or researchers:
- For the general public: digital know-how corresponding to purposes or gadgets that enhance periodontal well being and forestall gum irritation.
- For the dentist: digital know-how that helps dentists diagnose or enhance the gum well being of their sufferers.
- For periodontal researchers: new digital strategies that improve the standard of research about gum well being.
Professor Andreas Stavropoulos, EFP president, mentioned: “Periodontitis, additionally known as gum illness, is the most typical persistent inflammatory non-communicable situation worldwide and if not adequately handled it typically results in tooth loss. Periodontitis is, nevertheless, largely preventable with good oral hygiene and common upkeep visits to the dental crew. Digital applied sciences have an growing function to play in prevention and therapy and this EFP award, with the help of GSK, goals to help improvements on this space.”
Dr Stephen Mason, International Medical Lead: Oral Well being, GSK Client Healthcare mentioned, “Now we have a compelling alternative to make a significant distinction to eradicate preventable oral well being issues for tens of millions of individuals internationally. With the intention to do that, we should acknowledge that folks don’t simply log on, many now ‘dwell’ on-line. That’s why GSK Client Healthcare are proud to be sponsors of the brand new EFP Innovation Award for Digital Options for Gum Well being. Digital options will not be solely a key enabler to enhance periodontal well being however are additionally a gateway to raised on a regular basis well being. We’re dedicated to the EFP and we’ll by no means cease in our pursuit to search out new and disruptive methods to contribute to the advance in gum well being worldwide.”
EFP, international benchmark in periodontology
The European Federation of Periodontology (EFP, ww.efp.org) is a non-profit group devoted to selling consciousness of periodontal science and the significance of gum well being. Its guiding imaginative and prescient is “periodontal well being for a greater life.”
Based in 1991, the EFP is a federation of 37 nationwide periodontal member societies that represents greater than 16,000 periodontists, dentists, researchers, and oral-health professionals from Europe and all over the world. It helps evidence-based science in periodontal and oral well being, and it promotes occasions and campaigns geared toward each professionals and the general public.
The EFP organizes EuroPerio, the world’s main congress in periodontology and implant dentistry, in addition to different necessary skilled and knowledgeable occasions corresponding to Perio Grasp Clinic and Perio Workshop. The annual Gum Well being Day on Could 12, organized by the EFP and its member societies, brings key messages on gum well being to tens of millions of individuals internationally.
The EFP additionally organizes workshops and outreach campaigns with its companions: initiatives thus far have lined the connection between periodontal illness and diabetes, heart problems, and caries, in addition to girls’s oral well being throughout being pregnant.
The EFP’s Journal of Medical Periodontology is essentially the most authoritative scientific publication on this subject. The federation additionally publishes JCP Digest, a month-to-month digest of analysis, and the Perio Perception journal, which options specialists’ views and debates.
The EFP’s work in training can be extremely important, notably its accreditation programme for postgraduate training in periodontology and implant dentistry.
The EFP has no skilled or business agenda.