White Paper Addresses Periodontal Health Issues

OBRADOVIC/E+/GETTY IMAGES PLUS

Fédération Dentaire Internationale, perhaps better known as the World Dental Federation, has launched new resources for oral health professionals that highlight the federation’s work to raise awareness of periodontal health as a priority area for global policy. The materials — a white paper and a practical guide on ways to reduce the burden of periodontal disease — are part of the Global Periodontal Health Project (GPHP).

The toolkit provides practical guidance on how clinicians can establish advocacy goals that will reach policymakers. Template letters to decision- makers and the media, as well as data and supporting materials, are included. In addition, oral health professionals can now access the GPHP “White Paper of Prevention and Management of Periodontal Diseases for Oral Health and General Health” at fdiworlddental.org. Calling for collaborative action worldwide, the authors spell out ways to advocate for periodontal health and integrate oral health care into all health policies. Sections on the prevention and treatment of periodontal disease, current problems and major challenges of periodontal care — as well as recommendations, solutions and an action plan — are included.

From Decisions in Dentistry. May 2018;4(5):9.

Add a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Older Women Who Experience Tooth Loss at Higher Risk of Hypertension

Postmenopausal women who have experienced tooth loss may be at increased...

New Interprofessional Curriculum Launched 

Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine (OUWB) and University of...

Ultradent Introduces Omni-Matrix™ Disposable Retainer and Matrix

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah—Ultradent Products has introduced the Omni-Matrix disposable retainer and...

Mouth of a senior with missing teeth
Tooth Loss May Indicate Malnutrition

Compared to the general population, older adults with only 10 to...

3M Launches New Xerostomia Relief Spray

Anyone who has experienced xerostomia knows that it is frustrating, especially...

Wonder Z-Ring
Wonder Z-Ring Kit

Wonder Z-Ring creates an even heat distribution across the firing tray...

Owandy Radiology’s I-Max 3D Wall-Mounted Unit Receives FDA 510 (k) Clearance

Owandy Radiology Inc, a global leader in the manufacture of dental...

Dentistry.com
Introducing Dentistry.Com

Futuredontics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Dentsply Sirona, announced the launch...