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A Tale of Two Hygienists Podcast

Sep 20, 2021

On this week’s episode of Fast Facts - Perio Edition Katrina Sanders, RDH gives us an overview of the AAP staging guidelines that we will give into over the next several weeks! 




“Periodontitis is characterized by microbially associated host mediated inflammation that results in loss of periodontal attachment. This is detected as clinical attachment loss by circumferential assessment of the erupted dentition with a standardized periodontal probe with reference to the cemento enamel junction." 


“These we all of course understand are going to be single definitions in helping to identify if the patient is truly considered an active perio case.”






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Papapanou, P. N., Sanz, M., Buduneli, N., Dietrich, T., Feres, M., Fine, D. H., ... & Tonetti, M. S. (2018). Periodontitis: Consensus report of workgroup 2 of the 2017 World Workshop on the Classification of Periodontal and Peri‐Implant Diseases and Conditions. Journal of periodontology, 89, S173-S182.