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Making the New AAP Disease Classification Relevant

Time: May 22, 2021 9:10 AM - 9:50 AM
Speaker: Dr. Richard Kao

In 2017, the AAP and EFP convened a World Workshop on the Classification of Periodontal and Peri-Implant Diseases and Conditions. Since this meeting, implementation by various stakeholders has varied. The AAP has focused much of the effort implementation within the educational and specialty certifying bodies.

In this presentation, the focus will be on what is different about the new disease classification, notably with the periodontal diseases. More importantly, the presentation will focus on why this disease classification is important for individual patient periodontal diagnosis, treatment planning, and risk assessment. The change with this disease classification dictates that dentistry progress to the age of individualized oriented dentistry.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Be able to discuss why the new AAP Periodontal and Peri-implant disease classification if relevant to clinicians.
  2. Be able to discuss how the new disease classification allows us to better predict and treatment plan for each patient as an individual.
  3. Be able to discuss how the new disease classification permits customize evaluation of risk for future periodontal disease progression.