The European Federation of Periodontology recently published a manifesto that is very much in line with the mission of 3rd Era Dentistry.
In this document, the EFP calls upon all health professionals to collaborate on the "prevention, early diagnosis and effective treatment of periodontal disease in order to combat its devastating oral and general health effects."
That's a very strong statement and call to action!
What's more, by condensing years of research into the perio-systemic links, the EFP has written what it considers to be "the first formal declaration in international dentistry to acknowledge periodontitis as a major public health issue."
In other words, periodontal disease is a world health issue!
Meanwhile back in the States, our leading dental and medical associations continue to take a wishy-washy stance on the relevance of oral-systemic health links. Well if they can't lead, perhaps they will eventually follow in the name of raising the standard of care in America.