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A Tale of Two Hygienists Podcast

Nov 15, 2021

On this week’s episode of Fast Facts - Perio Edition, Katrina Sanders, RDH discusses the current AAP current grading parameters and how we identify Grade B for a patient.




“We should start by placing all patients into grade B, and if there are modifiers that move the patient into grade A because of direct evidence, indirect evidence, risk factors, or systemic burden for example, then we move the patient down into a grade A or we move the patient up into a grade C in some instances.”


“I want to be very clear with these patients, you are going to take whichever identifier or modifier would move the patient into the higher grade, and that is going to be the weight that you will use to identify the patient's grade.”






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