Azerbaijani Society of Periodontology - European Federation of Periodontology Online Meeting.

On 17 December 2020, Azerbaijani Society of Periodontology (PERIOAZ) had a very fruitfull online meeting with European Federation of Periodontology (EFP). Together with EFP President Xavier Struillou and European Co-ordinator Monica Guinea, PERIOAZ President Cavid Ahmedbeyli, EFP Delegate Aslan Mammadov and EuroPerio Ambassador Rovshan Mammadov existing high-level cooperation and aspects of deepening the future collaboration have been discussed.

European Federation of Periodontology On-line General Assembly

European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) on-line General Assembly was held on October 3 2020, with the participation of 37 EFP National Member Societies. Azerbaijani Society of Periodontology was presented at the meeting by President Cavid Ahmedbeyli, EFP Delegate Aslan Mammadov, Project Coordinator Hanife Musayeva, EuroPerio10 Ambassador Rovshan Mammadov and Event Coordinator Leyla Nadirova.

Azerbaijani Society of Periodontology has actively celebrated 12 May Gum Health Day, an international awareness day, jointly organised by the European Federation of Periodontology and its affiliated members. Activities took place under the slogan “Say No To Bleeding Gums”.

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Dr. Cavid Ahmedbeyli has attended EFP Perio Master Clinic Conference in Dublin 

EFP Perio Master Clinic 2020 focused on ''Hard- and soft-tissue aesthetic reconstructions around teeth and dental implants'' was organised by the European Federation of Periodontology and Irish Society of Periodontology in Dublin on 6-7 March 2020.

Azerbaijan was presented at the meeting by Dr. Cavid Ahmedeyli, President of Azerbaijani Society of Periodontology.

Dr. Rovshan Mammadov has attended EuroPerio10 National Ambassadors Meeting in Copenhagen.

Dr. Rovshan Mammadov, Azerbaijani Society of Periodontology Vice-President & Ambassador has attended National Ambassadors Meeting in Copenhagen on November 29, 2019. Active participation of National Societies in the advertising and marketing campaign related to the of EuroPerio10 International Conference in Periodontology (2-5 June 2021, Copenhagen) have been detailed discussed at this meeting joining EuroPerio10 Organizing Committee and representatives of 37 countries.

Dr. Aslan Mammadov has lectured in St. Petersburg at the International Conference organized by Russian Society of Periodontology.

On October  30 2019, Dr. Aslan Mammadov, Vice President of Azerbaijani Society of Periodontology & EFP Azerbaijani Delegate lectured on "Improvement of predictability with soft and hard tissue augmentation in aesthetic area of dental implants" at the International Conference in St. Petersburg (Russia), organized by Russian Society of Periodontology and Pavlov Saint Petersburg State Medical University.

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Dr. Cavid Ahmedbeyli has lectured in Moscow at the International Conference organized by Russian State Central Research Institute of Dentistry and Maxillofacial Surgery.

On October 25 2019, Dr. Cavid Ahmedbeyli lectured on "Surgical Treatment of Gingival recessions: Key Points in Clinical Practice at the International Conference in Russian State Central Research Institute of Dentistry and Maxillofacial Surgery (Moscow) dedicated to the topic Soft & Hard Tissue Regeneration in Periodontology & Implantology”.

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Dr. Cavid Ahmedbeyli has lectured in Tehran at the International Periodontology Conference organized by Iranian Academy of Periodontology and was accepted to the Editorial Advisory Board of "Journal of Advanced Periodontology and Implant Dentistry".

On October 8-11 2019, Dr. Cavid Ahmedbeyli was officially invited to attend 19th International Periodontology Conference organized by Iranian Academy of Periodontology. He lectured on "Single & Multiple Gingival recessions: Key Points in Periodontal Plastic Surgery at this meeting.

Dr. Cavid Ahmedbeyli was invited to the Editorial Advisory Board of "Journal of Advanced Periodontology and Implant Dentistry"(, official publication of Iranian Academy of Periodontology. This journal is dedicated to current advanced topics in the filed of periodontology and dental implants and  includes all topics pertaining to periodontology, including the biologic, microbiological, and immunologic aspects of periodontology and implantology, as well as  clinical periodontics, oral implantology and systematic reviews. 

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Periodontology was recognized as the speciality in Azerbaijan.

The speciality of Periodontology was recently recognized in Azerbaijan by Cabinet of Ministry of Azerbaijan Republic.


Azerbaijani Society of Periodontology (PERIOAZ) started the active campaign for speciality recognition in 2017, immediately after being accepted into European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) family at the general assembly in Santiago de Compostela (Spain) in 2017. Both Cavid Ahmedbeyli (President) and Aslan Mammadov (EFP Delegate) were in close contact with key authorities from Azerbaijani Ministry of Health and main universities in order to get the recognition of Periodontology as the specialty. 


The position paper including the general information about main activities of PERIOAZ and EFP; global EFP projects with the aim of prevention of oral diseases and increasing awareness of the impact of periodontal disease on general health among dentists, non-dental professionals and public; full translation in national language and dissemination of these projects in the country; world-wide recognized specialities in dentistry; the importance of speciality recognition in Azerbaijan with the future tremendous effect on early diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease in partnership with the other recognized medical specialities and positive impact on the level of undergraduate and postgraduate periodontal education; the key facts about recent recognition of the speciality in Turkey and other European countries were prepared and send to the government officials at different times. The National Society was also the pioneer for the recognition of other dental specialties (Endodontics, Restorative Dentistry, Orthopedic Dentistry, Pediatric Dentistry, Orthodontics). Until recent, only General Stomatology (Dentistry) and Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery were recognized specialities in Azerbaijan. 


The speciality recognition will increase the motivation for the postgraduate periodontal education and help getting automatic government equivalency for the recognition of their postgraduate dental education diploma that they have received from universities abroad. Furthermore, it will help the patients in government and private clinics get easier access for more dedicated specialist diagnosis and treatment of severe periodontal and peri-implant diseases and reduce its negative level on national healthcare system.

Azerbaijani Society of Periodontology has actively celebrated 12 May Gum Health Day, an international awareness day, jointly organised by the European Federation of Periodontology and its 37 affiliated members. Activities took place under the slogan ‘Healthy gums, beautiful smile’.


European Federation of Periodontology General Assembly was held in Bern.

European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) General Assembly was held in Bern on March 29-30 2019, with the participation of 30 EFP National Member Societies. Azerbaijan was presented at the meeting by Dr. Cavid Ahmedbeyli, President of Azerbaijani Society of Periodontology and Dr. Aslan Mammadov, Vice-president of Azerbaijani Society of Periodontology & EFP Delegate. 


Prior to the General Assembly, representatives of National Societies were invited to visit the University of Bern (UniBern), one of the most prestigious educational institutions in the world, where they have been informed about the research laboratories and scientific activities of the university along with modern phantom and patient clinics. At the initiative of president of EFP, Prof. Anton Sculean, the delegates have visited the Swiss Parliament, where they were informed about the Parliament and the country's governance.


EFP activities and achievements for 2018-2019, New Perio Classification, 12 may Gum Health Day, Recent Publications, Perio & Cardio project  and other important topics were discussed at the EFP General Assembly. Prof. Filippo Graziani (Pisa University, Italy) will serve as the President of the EFP for the period of 2019-2020. The official welcome dinners were held at Swiss Parliament and Gurten in the honor of the national society delegates.

Azerbaijani Society of Periodontology takes message to endocrinologists about the relationship of periodontal diseases and diabetes.

On 23 February 2019, Dr. Cavid Ahmedbeyli lectured on “Periodontal Disease & Diabetes Mellitus: Key Points” at the International Conference of Endocrinologists in Baku, organized by Azerbaijani Society of Endocrinology. The presentation was aiming to disseminate European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) Perio & Diabetes project, that promotes awareness of the important links between periodontal diseases and diabetes; explaining how these two diseases can be fought together. During the presentation, detailed information about the current activities of the Perio Society,  the highlights of the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of periodontal disease in diabetes patients have been provided to almost 250 endocrinologists. Prof. Antonio Ceriello (Italy), Perio-Diabetes Workshop 2017 co-chair from International Diabetes Federation (IDF), was also one of the keynote speaker at this conference. He delivered the lecture about the “Prediabetes and its Management.“

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