Submission of Abstracts

General guidelines

Abstracts should be submitted electronically via the web-based system for abstract submissions for the 12th Seminar of the European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry in Oslo, Norway (via the Congress or EAPD websites, The abstract text should not exceed the 250 words limit (with title, author names and affiliation details excluded).  The abstract title should not exceed the 130 characters limit (spaces included).  Co-authors of an abstract must not exceed five (5) in total.  All manuscripts are subject to editorial and scientific review.  The deadline for submission of abstracts is January 31st, 2021.

Please refer to the excellent article by Curzon and Cleaton-Jones on Congress abstracts: preparing abstracts for submission and successful acceptance. Eur Arch Paediatr Dent 2011; 12: 282-287.



Abstract details

Abstract.  Each presentation for the Seminar requires an abstract to include brief details of the work.  The abstract should give details of the methods used and also the most important data findings.  There are two types of abstracts that can be submitted for review: research articles and case reports.



Research Articles

There should be headings in bold/capitals for: AIM, METHODS, RESULTS, and the important CONCLUSIONS

AIM: Usually one short simple sentence stating the objective of doing the study. 


METHODS: This section must be clearly written and in sufficient detail for the work to be repeated by other workers. Only the FDI tooth notation system must be used.  The statistical methods used should be stated.


RESULTS: These should be clearly and succinctly presented and only related to the methods described. Where appropriate data should be given as to the reproducibility of the findings. Statistical analysis should be included in this section. Images, tables and visual data should not be submitted. 


CONCLUSION: This should briefly outline the most important findings.


Case reports

The format for these abstracts should have the following sections: INTRODUCTION, BACKGROUNS, CASE REPORT(S), FOLLOW UP, CONCLUSIONS. There should be an abstract briefly describing the case and treatment provided. The headings in the abstract must be: a very brief INTRODUCTION about the disease or the condition of the case report. BACKGROUND to the clinical case/technique should be briefly explained and the CASE REPORT(S) described in detail. There must be a description of the FOLLOW-UP clinical care carried out, which preferably should have been for two years where appropriate, this is to indicate the degree of success and finally there should be a brief CONCLUSION.

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