Nyon, Periodontitis is a major global public health challenge, with some studies estimating that over 50% of the European population are suffering to some extent (Patel, 2012). It is however entirely preventable. According to the European Federation of Periodontology “EFP”, the key to preserving natural teeth and implants for longer is through a combination of professional care and good oral care practices at home to manage biofilm.
At the 2017 International Dental Show “IDS” in Cologne, Germany, Mr Bernd Bühner, Chairman of EMS Electro Medical Systems S.A, “EMS” announced a new partnership with Philips Oral Healthcare “Philips” to harmonize their concepts of professional care and home care for the good of patients and clinicians alike. Mr Bühner indicated that it was “…about time to link the two fields of professional care and home care together, with market-leading products”.
Guided Biofilm Therapy (“GBT”) is a detailed clinical protocol giving clinicians the skills, motivation, education and products to increase patient recall and compliance. The protocol was adapted in march this year to identify the clear processes for professional care and home care. Thanks to this new partnership, EMS can now complement GBT with the perfect at-home solution, Philips Home Care.