The European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) has declared the recipients of the to start with ever EFP Innovation Award for Digital Methods for Gum Well being supported by GSK. The award will be conferred every calendar year to a few tasks on electronic improvements aimed at the community, dentists and researchers that will contribute to gum wellbeing throughout the world.
The prizes were presented at EuroPerio10, the world’s main congress in periodontology and implant dentistry arranged by the EFP. The “Dental Coach App” by Dr Lodewijk Gründemann and Dr Melle Vroom from Goutum, the Netherlands scooped this year’s very first prize of €10,000. “Dental Tracker™, a cellular application for the client, dentist and periodontal scientists” by Dr Boey Sean Kuan, Perio.Co, Singapore, gained the next prize of €6,000. The 3rd prize of €4,000 went to “AI-PERIO: integration of gum overall health perception and periodontitis prevention on an artificially intelligence-centered mobile software for tackling minimal-grade long-term systemic inflammation” by Dr Giacomo Baima and Dr Mario Aimetti from the Postgraduate Programme, College of Turin, Italy in collaboration with the Anti-Inflammaging Company.
Assignments were chosen by a judging panel together with chairs of quite a few EFP committees and a member of the main government committee. The 4 criteria utilised to examine just about every software have been the require, the industry, the presentation of the thought, and the business plan.
To be qualified, electronic improvements had to be aimed at the public, dentists, and/or researchers:
- For the community: digital technology these kinds of as applications or devices that enhance periodontal overall health and avoid gum swelling.
- For the dentist: digital technological know-how that allows dentists diagnose or boost the gum health of their sufferers.
- For periodontal scientists: new digital procedures that improve the high quality of scientific tests about gum well being.
Periodontitis, also termed gum disorder, is the most typical continual inflammatory non-communicable issue globally and if not adequately taken care of it frequently leads to tooth reduction. Periodontitis is nevertheless largely preventable with great oral cleanliness and frequent routine maintenance visits to the dental crew. Digital systems have an escalating purpose to enjoy in avoidance and therapy and this EFP award with the assistance of GSK aims to aid improvements in this spot.”
Professor Andreas Stavropoulos, EFP President
Dr Stephen Mason, World Professional medical Guide: Oral Well being, GSK Buyer Healthcare explained “We have a persuasive possibility to make a meaningful distinction to eradicate preventable oral health complications for thousands and thousands of folks throughout the planet. In get to do this, we need to identify that people really don’t just go on the internet, lots of now ‘live’ on the web. That is why GSK Customer Healthcare are very pleased to be sponsors of the new EFP Innovation Award for Electronic Answers for Gum Wellness. Digital remedies are not only a crucial enabler to improve periodontal overall health but are also a gateway to superior day-to-day overall health. We are fully commited to the EFP and we will hardly ever cease in our pursuit to uncover new and disruptive strategies to add to the advancement in gum wellness around the globe.”
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