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July 23, 2020 - Expires July 31, 2023
By Randy R. Terry, BS, RDH
Commercial Supporter: GlaxoSmithKline
The revised periodontal classifications as outlined by the American Academy of Periodontology support a more intricate view of periodontitis, incorporating severity, tooth loss due to periodontitis, and complexity of management of the patient’s periodontal and overall oral rehabilitation needs. With this classification of periodontitis involving the staging and grading of patients, patients can be diagnosed and treated with greater accuracy and clarity among medical and dental providers.
Review the rationale for the reclassification.
About the Author
Randy R. Terry, BS, RDH, is a national lecturer on paramedic courses, dental hygiene, pharmacology, pathology and oral health, and systemic disease.Download FREE eBook now!