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A Tale of Two Hygienists Podcast

Jun 21, 2021

On this week’s episode of Fast Facts - Perio Edition your host, Katrina Sanders, RDH gives us a brief overview of the 2017 AAP classification system!


So know that when a patient sits down in your chair, the Academy expects you to identify, is this patient a periodontal healthy patient? Is this patient a gingivally healthy patient?”

“Stay tuned, because if a patient is diagnosed with periodontitis, this is where we begin staging and grading the patient.”  




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Caton J, Armitage G, Berglundh T, et al. A new classification scheme for periodontal and peri-implantdiseases and conditions–Introduction and key changes from the 1999 classification.JPeriodontol.2018;89 (Suppl 1): S1-S8