Andreas Stavropoulos is New President of the EFP

Andreas Stavropoulos is New President of the EFP

Professor Andreas Stavropoulos (Malmö College, Sweden) is the brand new president of the

Andreas Stavropoulos

Professor Andreas Stavropoulos (Malmö College, Sweden) is the brand new president of the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP), a non-profit organisation devoted to selling consciousness of periodontal science and the significance of gum well being.

Andreas Stavropoulos succeeds Lior Shapira (Hebrew College-Hadassah College of Dental Medication in Jerusalem, Israel) on the prime place of the EFP.

Andreas Stavropoulos was born in Greece, the place he studied dental know-how and dentistry, earlier than receiving postgraduate coaching in periodontology and implant dentistry at Aarhus College in Denmark. From the identical college he later earned his PhD, mentored by the late Prof. Thorkild Karring, and his Dr. Odont. diploma primarily based on research of guided-tissue regeneration and bone-substitute supplies for treating superior periodontal defects and together with implants.

After nearly 16 years in Aarhus, he was recruited to Malmö as Professor of Periodontology.

Prof. Stavropoulos has received a number of awards for his analysis, has authored many scientific publications, and can also be a member of the editorial boards of a number of scientific journals, together with Journal of Scientific Periodontology and Scientific Oral Implants Analysis, in addition to appearing as an advert hoc reviewer for a number of others.

In a message to EFP members, Prof Stavropoulos says: “We should always not let minor variations and particular pursuits divide us – we should always keep united and proceed collectively working for the pan-European recognition of periodontology as a dental specialty, for the good thing about sufferers.”

He words how the EFP is finishing its scientific follow tips for the therapy of periodontitis and the way it’s now engaged on the rules for the therapy of peri-implant organic problems. “This was a significant mission, which was solely attainable attributable to very laborious joint work of a devoted group of consultants from throughout Europe and past,” he provides. “We’re satisfied that these EFP S3-level scientific follow tips can have a optimistic impression on the well being of sufferers throughout the globe.”

He additionally appears forward to EuroPerio10, “the worldwide congress of periodontology par excellence”, which takes place on June 15-18 in his hometown of Copenhagen the place the periodontal neighborhood will lastly be capable to “meet once more, benefit from the displays and discussions, the scientific confrontations and debates.”

First in-person meeting in three years

The EFP’s common meeting, held in Vienna on March 26, additionally elected Spyros Vassilopoulos (Greece) as a brand new member of the manager committee and future EFP president for 2025-26. Bettina Dannewitz (Germany) has grow to be the brand new chair of the communications committee, and Andreas Stavropoulos (Sweden) – along with his one-year presidency – has grow to be chair of the scientific affairs committee for the following three years.

Present secretary common Nicola West (UK) and treasurer Monique Danser (Netherlands) had been each confirmed of their posts for a second three-year time period. Efficient subsequent 12 months, Nikos Donos (UK) will grow to be chair of the postgraduate training committee succeeding Moshe Goldstein (Israel).

Throughout the common meeting, the members societies authorised some main new initiatives, notably the launch of the donation marketing campaign ‘Assist Ukraine’, in collaboration with the WHO Basis, to ship pressing healthcare to individuals in Ukraine and to refugees who’ve fled to different international locations.

The EFP additionally introduced the winners of its awards. The Eminence in Periodontology Award was given to Iain Chapple (College of Birmingham, UK), former EFP secretary common, treasurer, and chair of the scientific affairs committee chair. The Distinguished Scientist Award honoured Henri Tenenbaum (College of Strasbourg, France), and the Distinguished Service Award was given to Jörg Meyle (College of Giessen, Germany), former EFP president and treasurer.

EFP, world benchmark in periodontology

The European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) is a non-profit organisation 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 societies that represents greater than 16,000 periodontists, dentists, researchers, and oral-health professionals from Europe and around the globe. It helps evidence-based science in periodontal and oral well being, and it promotes occasions and campaigns aimed toward each professionals and the general public.

The EFP organises EuroPerio, the world’s main congress in periodontology and implant dentistry, in addition to different necessary skilled and professional occasions equivalent to Perio Grasp Clinic and Perio Workshop. The annual Gum Well being Day on Could 12, organised by the EFP and its member societies, brings key messages on gum well being to tens of millions of individuals internationally.

The EFP additionally organises workshops and outreach campaigns with its companions: tasks so far have lined the connection between periodontal illness and diabetes, heart problems, and caries, in addition to ladies’s oral well being throughout being pregnant.

The EFP’s Journal of Scientific Periodontology is probably the most authoritative scientific publication on this discipline. The federation additionally publishes JCP Digest, a month-to-month digest of analysis, and the Perio Perception journal, which options consultants’ views and debates.

The EFP’s work in training can also be extremely vital, notably its accreditation programme for postgraduate training in periodontology and implant dentistry.

The EFP has no skilled or business agenda.