Revamp of periodontology education planned

Experts convened to shape periodontology education, integrating WHO recommendations, post-COVID teaching methods, and new classifications for future global curricula publication.

Leading international experts have met to discuss a new consensus on teaching periodontology at undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing education levels.

Chaired by David Herrera, Professor of Periodontology at Madrid University, the workshop brought together a selection of specialists from the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) and the Association for Dental Education in Europe (ADEE).

“We identified relevant factors that have impacted education in periodontology since 2009,” said Professor Herrera. “Those include the recent recommendations of the World Health Organisation, the new framework for the undergraduate curriculum in dentistry proposed by the ADEE, the impact of teaching and evaluation methods after the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent workshops on the classification and management of periodontal and peri-implant diseases and conditions.”

The outcomes of these four days reviewing the latest studies available on this field will be published as a consensus paper in the EFP-edited Journal of Clinical Periodontology later this year.

They are set to shape how periodontology and therapeutics with dental implants are taught in the coming years by any public or private organisation teaching periodontics around the world, including the EFP-accredited postgraduate programmes.

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Published: 11 March, 2024 at 06:05