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A Tale of Two Hygienists Podcast

Nov 22, 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 C for a patient.




“Anytime that a patient is diagnosed with active periodontitis, we are going to grade the patient as grade A,B,C based on the progression of their disease process.”


“The idea here being that these patients who present with rapid rate progression of the disease process are patients who may not respond favorably to standard therapeutic modalities and may subsequently require more aggressive monitoring in order to stabilize or arrest their disease process.”




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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.