Special interest working groups

During the 2008 EADPH conference in Heidelberg, six Special Interest Working Group Workshops were launched. Since then the working groups have met in Tromso (2009), Constanta (2010), Rome (2011), London (2012), Malta (2013), Göteborg (2014, Istanbul (2015) and Budapest (2016). In 2012, two further groups (Quality of Life and Dental Public Health Education) were established and one group (Health Services Research) stopped work. At the London meeting it was decided to present reports of the meetings as well as further interesting information in separate sections of the EADPH website. Access to each section can be attained by clicking on the name of each special interest working group. At the Istanbul meeting the mission statement for the Special Interest Working Groups was revised and is as follows:


The long-term aims of the Special Interest Working Groups are to:

  • Explore and discuss the "current state of the art and science" in the topic or a part of the topic.
  • Bring together people with an interest in the topic concerned.
  • Identify work that needs to be done to improve the "current state of the art and science".
  • Produce an appropriate communication (for example editorials, position papers, full research papers, reviews, declarations) that sets out the "current state of the art and science" and future work that needs to be carried out to improve it.
  • Develop appropriate collaborations (for example with/among individuals, stakeholders and organisations) to address the identified deficiencies.

Prof. Andreas Schulte coordinates the Special interest working groups; if you are interested in one of the Special interest working groups, please contact him through andreas.schulte(at)uni-wh.de.

The Special Interest Working Groups and their leaders are as follows:

Prevention of Oral Cancer
Chairs: Professor Katrin Hertrampf and Dr Colwyn Jones

Gerodontology
Chairs: Professor Jacques Vanobbergen and Professor De Visschere
Download: 2016 report, E-Learning, Preventive Strategies, 2015 report.

Periodontal Epidemiology
Chair: Professor Ken Eaton

Tooth Surface Loss/Erosion
Chair: Dr Vasileios Margaritis
Download:
2017 report
2016 report
2015 report

Caries Epidemiology and Prevention
Chairs: Professor Andreas Schulte, Professor Klaus Pieper and Professor Nigel Pitts

Quality of Life
Chair: Dr Georgios Tsakos
Download: 2015 report.

Dental Public Health Education
Chair: Professor Jenny Gallagher

In 2011, Prof Andreas Schulte wrote an editorial for Community Dental Health about the activities of the EADPH Special Interest Working Groups. Position papers are available from the Periodontal Epidemiology Group, from the Tooth Surface Loss/Erosion Group and from the Health Services Group. These documents can be downloaded here.

  • Papers 2017 (including AGENDA and various Presentations in one ZIP-file)

  • Position papers by EADPH Special Interest Groups

    Schulte, A. Editorial Position papers by EADPH Special Interest Groups. Community Dental Health (2011) 28, 190S

  • Tooth wear and erosion: Methodological issues in epidemiological and public health research and the future research agenda

    Ganss C., Young A. and Lussi A. Tooth wear and erosion: Methodological issues in epidemiological and public health research and the future research agenda. Community Dental Health (2011) 28,  195-198

  • Operationalisation of the construct of access to dental care: a position paper and proposed conceptual definitions.

    Harris R.V. Operationalisation of the construct of access to dental care: a position paper and proposed conceptual definitions. Community Dental Health (2013) 30, 94-101

  • Methodological issues in epidemiological studies of periodontitis--how can it be improved?

    Leroy R., Eaton K., Savage A. Methodological issues in epidemiological studies of periodontitis--how can it be improved? BMC Oral Health 2010, 10:8