American Academy of Periodontology & European Federation of Periodontology
Effective as of October 1, 2021 for a five-year term, the collaboration struck with the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) and the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) emerged from the need identified by the SNOMED International Dentistry Clinical Reference Group (CRG) to update and augment the periodontal content in SNOMED CT.
To ensure periodontal content within SNOMED CT is in line with current practice, the Dentistry CRG advised incorporation of content from the Classification of Periodontal and Peri-Implant Diseases and Conditions, jointly published by the AAP and the EFP.
About the AAP
The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) represents nearly 8,000 periodontists—specialists in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of inflammatory diseases affecting the gums and supporting structures of the teeth, and in the placement of dental implants. Periodontics is one of twelve dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association.
About the EFP
The European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) is a non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting awareness of periodontal science and the importance of gum health. Its guiding vision is “Periodontal health for a better life.”
Founded in 1991, the EFP is a federation of 37 national periodontal societies that represents more than 16,000 periodontists, dentists, researchers and oral-health professionals from Europe and around the world. It pursues evidence-based science in periodontal and oral health, promoting events and campaigns aimed at both professionals and the public.