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A collaboration between the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) and the World Heart Federation (WHF), promotes awareness of the important links between periodontal and cardiovascular diseases explaining how these two diseases can be fought together. It provides specific guidelines for oral-health professionals, medical professionals and pharmacists, and patients and the public.

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The face mask that could end the pandemic

(CNN)Getting Americans masked up is a top priority for the Biden administration.

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European countries mandate medical-grade masks over homemade cloth face coverings

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Poor oral hygiene could affect accuracy of SARS-CoV-2 tests.

Researchers in Japan have proposed that effective toothbrushing and gargling could improve the accuracy of COVID-19 testing and reduce the duration of hospital stays. (Image: Alexey Broslavets/Shutterstock)

CHX increases the permeability of the bacterial cell wall.

Considered to be a major portal of entry for infectious agents, the oral cavity is directly associated with the evolutionary process of SARS-CoV-2 in its inhalation of ambient particles in the air and in expectorations. Some new generations of mouth rinses currently on the market ... >

Gum health could be a risk factor for dementia, study suggests

Anyone who has had gum disease is probably familiar with the discomfort and embarrassment of poor oral health, such as bad breath, bleeding, discolored teeth and even tooth loss.

But gum disease, especially the more advanced type known as periodontal disease, can affect far more than our mouths. Periodontal disease is associated with a wide range of health conditions, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes and dementia ... >

EuroPerio10

SPRING/SUMMER 2022

in Copenhagen

COVID-19 Update

We have been closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and have decided to reschedule the EuroPerio10 congress, which was due to take place in June 2021. The event will now be held in Copenhagen in Spring/Summer 2022.

Our top priority is to ensure that everyone stays healthy. It seems unlikely that the COVID-19 situation will have been resolved sufficiently by June 2021, so the EFP and the EuroPerio10 organising committee feel strongly that postponing the event until 2022 is the best way to ensure a successful meeting, in keeping with EuroPerio’s proud tradition.

The good news:
We understand that this postponement leaves a longer gap than usual between EuroPerio congresses. To overcome this, we are already working on creating a pre-EuroPerio10 online platform providing educational content and interactive sessions starting in Spring 2021. More information will be available soon.

In the meantime, you can find the latest periodontal knowledge on the EFP's YouTube channel, which includes expert videos, interviews, and recordings of the EFP Perio Sessions webinars.

We very much look forward to welcoming you at EuroPerio10 in Copenhagen in 2022. The new dates of the congress will be announced soon.

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COVID-19 in the WHO African Region

Confirmed cases  (WHO African Region) - 2020/09/07

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Authorities, 3M cracking down on phony
N95 masks. Here’s how to spot fakes.

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