Periodontics on the Web

J Can Dent Assoc 2001; 67:76


This month’s article highlights some of the more interesting periodontal Web sites.

Canadian Academy of Periodontology — This bilingual Web site provides information to periodontists and the public. A search function allows patients to look for a periodontist in their area.

http://www.cap-acp.ca/

Periodontics Information Center — This UCLA-promoted site has a collection of periodontal learning modules for dental professionals.

http://www.dent.ucla.edu/pic/

About.com — This site is an excellent information resource for both dentists and patients. Periodontal procedures and frequently asked questions are presented in a nice, user-friendly layout. The site contains a number of links to other health and dental sites.

http://dentistry.about.com/health/dentistry/cs/periodonticsgums/

American Academy of Periodontology — One of the interesting features of the AAP site is that it contains a convenient index of the articles that are available to those who subscribe to the Journal of Periodontology.

http://www.perio.org/

International Academy of Periodont ology — This site provides news and information for its members and lists upcoming meetings.

http://www.perioiap.org/

Histology of the Periodontium by Dr. Max Listgarten — This is a free online course that takes you through a review of the microscopic anatomy of the periodontium.

http://www.temple.edu/dentistry/perio/periohistology/

British Society of Periodontology — The site provides a review of the periodontal literature with summaries of pertinent articles.

http://www.derweb.co.uk/bsp/

Department of Periodontology for Oral Health Sciences, Malmo University, Sweden — Some periodontal cases are presented that deal with pathogenesis, prognosis, differential diagnosis, and diagnostic descriptions of periodontal conditions.

http://www.od.mah.se/depts/par/periodontology.html

http://www.odont.lu.se/depts/par/perabs.html  

European Workshops in Periodontology — Site created by the European Academy of Periodontology.

http://www.molar.unibe.ch/perio/ittingen/  

Interactive Periodontology: A European Project in Dental Education — This site’s mission is to “develop and evaluate a European Networked Interactive Curriculum in Periodontology (ENICIP) for undergraduate students of Oral Health Sciences.” The site describes the Web-initiated learning program for model learning development.

http://periodont.od.mah.se/Interactive/workshop/

The W3 site of Periodontology and Oral Implantology — This bilingual site contains clinical cases, an index of journal articles, and many dental links.

http://www.paro.org/indenglix.html

PerioReports.com — This site publicizes Perio Reports, a newsletter published 6 times per year. You can find out which journals are reviewed for the newsletter and request a sample issue.

http://www.perioreports.com/

HIV Associated Periodontal Lesions — Interesting cases are presented to assist dentists in treating patients with HIV-associated periodontal lesions.

http://www.molar.unibe.ch/perio/hiv/hivbase.htm

SaveyourSmile.com — This site is aimed at the public. Check it out to see what your patients may be reading.

http://www.saveyoursmile.com/healthygums/

Periodontal Listserv

A listserv is an automatic mailing list you can join to communicate with people who have the same interests as you. Once you are on the distribution list, you can share e-mails with all of the subscribers.

1. D-PERIO

Discussion group initated by the Infectious Diseases Program at the National Institute of Dental Research.

Address:

listserv@listserv@list.nih.gov

To subscribe, send an e-mail message to: LISTSERV@LIST.NIH.GOV

The text of the message should only read: SUBSCRIBE D-PERIO First-name Last-name (e.g. SUBSCRIBE D-PERIO Peter Smith).
Contact: Dennis Mangan
Dennis.Mangan@nih.gov 

2. PERIODONT

Address:
periodont@spallek.com

To subscribe, type ADD in the subject line. Describe your involvement in the dental profession and your name will be manually added to the list.

http://www.spallek.com/periodont/

Contact: Heiko Spallek (owner)
heiko@spallek.com


Dr. Scott MacLean maintains a private practice in Halifax, Nova Scotia. His e-mail address is maclean@ns.sympatico.ca.

The views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinion or official policies of the Canadian Dental Association.