The BSP's Ian Needleman created a film called 'The Sound of Periodontitis' as part of vital patient engagement activities at EuroPerio8 meetings in London. It was so-called as gum disease is so often a silent disease - "something people are less comfortable talking about than cancer" that is an observation from one of the patients in the film). The film was screened to a packed auditorium and was certainly one of the star sessions. For the full video, visit www.efp.org/gumdisease/. I highly recommend it to general practitioners and the general public. Many of your questions will be answered.