The EFP project 'Perio & Caries’ builds on the outcomes of Perio Workshop 2016, devoted to “The boundaries between dental caries and periodontal disease”, jointly organised by the EFP with ORCA (European Organisation for Caries Research) in November 2016 and sponsored by Colgate. Perio Workshop is a leading annual scientific meeting focusing on state-of-the-art issues relating to gum health and gum disease, organised by the EFP in La Granja, Spain under the chairmanship of Mariano Sanz.
Caries and periodontal diseases share common genetic, aetiological and environmental factors, although they follow different trajectories. As a result, they have always been considered as separate entities, however no longer. The project ‘Perio & Caries’ came about to disseminate these identified similarities - and the distinct characteristics of each entity - and to recommend clear preventive measures for individuals and the population at large.
‘Perio & Caries’ project was fully translated to Azerbaijani language by Azerbaijani Society of Periodontology president Dr.Cavid Ahmedbeyli, vice-president Dr.Rahim Garayev & project coordinator Dr.Hanife Musayeva.