2017 World Oral Health Forum

Madrid, Spain

Global periodontal health: Challenges, priorities and perspectives

The implementation of the Global Periodontal Health Project was set in motion in 2017 to prioritize periodontal health at a national level through health promotion and disease prevention, and to integrate oral and periodontal health into policies addressing noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). This World Oral Health Forum took place during the World Dental Congress in Madrid, taking an in-depth look at the issue of periodontal disease.

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Programme

DATE Thursday 31 August 2017
TIME 9:00-12:00
PLACE FDI Assembly and Forum Hall

Task Team members & Moderators

  • Lijian Jin
  • David Herrera
  • Joerg Meyle
  • Stefan Renvert

Invited Panelists

  • Liran Levin
  • Phoebus Madianos
  • Daniele Cardaropoli
  • Juan Blanco-Carrion
  • Magda Feres
  • Jean Louis Giovannoli
  • Alexander Tolmeijer
  • Mariano Sanz
  • Stefan Listl
Time Title
9:00-9:10 Introduction
9:10-10:00 Why are periodontal diseases important?
10:00-10:50 Are periodontal diseases preventable and/or treatable?
10:50-11:40 Current problems and recommended actions
11:40-12:00

Summary & Conclusions

Title Time Moderator Description Panelists
Introduction 9:00-9:10 L. Jin General Introduction  
Why are periodontal diseases important? 9:10-9:30 D. Herrera

Presentation:

  • Section 1. Periodontal diseases: definition and classification. Diagnosis
  • Section 2. An overview of etiology and pathogenesis of periodontal diseases
  • Section 3. Periodontal diseases are among the most prevalent conditions in humans: epidemiology and global burden
  • Section 4. Periodontitis are infections and share risk factors with other chronic Non-communicable diseases (NCDs)
  • Section 5. Periodontitis have relevant consequences for patients
 
  9:30-9:50   Debate.  Why are periodontal diseases important? (sections 1-5)
  • Jean Louis Giovannoli (FRA)
  • Liran Levin (CAN)
  • Phoebus Madianos (GRE)
  9:50-10:00   Summary of the section. Why are periodontal diseases important? (sections 1-5)  
Are periodontal diseases preventable and/or treatable? 10:00-10:20 J. Meyle

Presentation:

  • Section 6. Prevention of periodontal diseases
  • Section 7. Therapy of periodontal disease
 
  10:20-10:40   Debate.  Are periodontal diseases preventable and/or treatable? (sections 6-7)
  • Juan Blanco-Carrión (ESP)
  • Magda Feres (BRA)
  • Stefan Listl (DEU)
  10:40-10:50   Summary of the section. Are periodontal diseases preventable and/or treatable? (sections 6-7)  
Current problems and recommended actions 10:50-11:10 S. Renvert

Presentation:

  • Section 8. Current problems and major challenges of periodontal care
  • Section 9. Proposed recommendations, possible solutions, call for actions and future perspectives
  • Section 10. Action plan
 
  11:10-11:30  

Debate.  Current problems and recommended actions (sections 8-10)

  • Alexander Tolmeijer (NLD)
  • Daniele Cardaropoli (ITA)
  • Mariano Sanz (ESP)
  11:30-11:40   Summary of the section. Current problems and recommended actions (sections 8-10)  
Summary & Conclusions 11:40-12:00   Wrap-up and conclusions
  • Lijian Jin
  • David Herrera
  • Joerg Meyle
  • Stefan Renvert

Each presentation was followed by a panel debate.

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World Oral Health Forum 2017 Proceedings

Global Periodontal Health: Challenges, priorities and perspectives
Proceedings

Periodontitis is closely linked with general health and major NCDs, such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases, and diabetes. Even though it is one of the most common diseases worldwide, it seldom receives the attention it deserves. This consideration has led FDI World Dental Federation (FDI) to launch the GPHP to tackle the burden of periodontal diseases.

This three-year project was officially launched in 2017. Its vision is to achieve global periodontal health; its mission is to reduce the global burden of periodontal diseases. The project involves a global awareness campaign; the development of specialized toolkits for patients, the public, oral healthcare professionals, policymakers and non-governmental agencies; symposia during World Dental Congresses; a World Oral Health Forum; and the production of a white paper and policy statements.

To pursue this work, the 2017 World Oral Health Forum (WOHF) was dedicated to periodontal diseases as a part of the ongoing GPHP. Current evidence, trends, and challenges linked to periodontal health and disease were discussed in three subsequent panel sessions. As a result, the draft content of the upcoming FDI white paper on periodontal diseases was reviewed and priorities for the GPHP were set.