Thank you to all of our members who took the time to vote in the recent Council election.
The BSP is delighted to announce that Professor Francesco D'Aiuto was successful and has been appointed as "other member of Council". He will take up his position in January 2020 and we look forward to working with him.
We would like to thank all of the other members who applied for the position and welcome them to apply again in the future.
17 March 2019
Recent News stories
It is with deep sadness that the British Society of Periodontology records the death of Dr Robert Genco.
Professor Iain Chapple has kindly agreed to lead our tribute:
The BSPerio have produced a series of webinars which discuss and explain the need for the new classification.
Implementing the 2017 Classification of Periodontal Diseases to Reach a Diagnosis in Clinical Practice - Breach of Copyright
The BSP are the owners of the copyright in the document entitled, “Implementing the 2017 Classification of Periodontal Diseases to Reach a Diagnosis in Clinical Practice”. As it is a copyrighted document, we own exclusive publishing rights. That copyright is protected under UK Law.
It has come to our attention that an unauthorised version of the copyrighted document has been circulated at a dental event. The version of the document does not feature the BSP QR link to our website. Furthermore, the logos of our Partner Sponsors, Oral-B and Johnson and Johnson have been replaced with two other company logos.
This is an infringement of our rights under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.
The BSP has taken legal advice and immediate action to prevent this breach from continuing.
The document can be used without permission in its original format, however, any editing of the document is prohibited. We would encourage all dental professionals to continue to download the BSP flowchart from our website: https://www.bsperio.org.uk/publications/index.php
• Cardiologists should be aware of the connection between gum disease and heart disease and encourage their patients to be screened for periodontitis • Patients with gum disease should manage their cardiovascular disease risk factors
Madrid, Spain, 19 February 2019. Proper oral hygiene and regular visits to the dentist can support cardiovascular health. This, in a nutshell, is what dental and heart experts agreed today at a joint workshop in Madrid. Representatives from the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) and the World Heart Federation (WHF) reviewed the evidence linking cardiovascular diseases and gum disease (periodontitis) to prepare joint recommendations for health professionals and patients.