Abstract: The most interesting news for our European readers can be found in our pages: the Italian Society of Paediatric Dentistry (SIOI) opens the Gallusi Biennial Prize to all European candidates, in support of young dentists in their interest in Paediatric Dentistry. This is one step toward the knowledge interchange between different countries in Europe
We are also glad and honoured to receive continuous contributions from various countries authors, whose articles are and will be published in our journal, to favour the scientific knowledge interchange.
In the present issue we publish articles from Eastern Europe, the USA and Italy. The first one comes from Serbia and confirms, with an in vitro study, the actual interest and efficacy of the chemo-mechanical method for caries removal introduced in therapy some years ago. Another article from the USA is a commentary on dental care for children with disabilities in Europe. Preferably we publish original researches: this is not a research paper, however it could be useful in promoting further researches in the field. Our mission is also to promote studies on children and young adults with special needs, and this article fulfils this requirement.
Articles coming from Italy present various therapeutic methods to correct damages by tooth avulsion, or the use of laser therapy in paediatric age: this modern and interesting technique was the topic of a practical course organised by the Italian Society during the April big congress in Rome with professor Rocca from Nice.
A rare clinical case (Prader Willi) is presented as a case report.
Finally, other articles focus on fields not often treated by paediatric dentistry, such as posture, and present the point of view of orthodontists on the efficacy of oral therapy on general health (otitis).
We are trying to offer to our readers any opportunity to underline the connection between paediatric dentistry and child general health like the Spanish Society of Integrated Paediatric Dentistry is doing: we recognised its congress in the last issue and we emphasise the interest of Paediatrician Societies in paediatric age Dentistry both in Spain and Italy.
An interesting book was presented this year by the Italian Society of Paediatrics: Dentistry for Paediatricians. It was published in collaboration with the Italian Society of Paediatric Dentistry (SIOI) and the Italian Society of Orthodontics (SIDO), written by Saggese, Caprioglio and Sfondrini, and many others dentists and paediatricians. It is a very interesting book, that follows another book published in Spain with the same aim in the year 2005: the Atlas edited by professor Elèna Barberìa (Dentistry for Paediatricians and Dentists). Both books help paediatricians to be attentive in oral health and pathology during the routine examination of children.