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July 23, 2020 - Expires July 31, 2023

Review of Updated Periodontal Classifications for Personalized Patient Care

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.
 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Discuss the new periodontal classifications. 

  • Review the rationale for the reclassification. 

  • Explain how these guidelines can impact patient care. 

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.

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