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A Tale of Two Hygienists Podcast

Oct 25, 2021

On this week’s episode of Fast Facts - Perio Edition, Katrina Sanders, RDH discusses the AAP grades of periodontitis. 




Grading allows us the opportunity to take a look at what we understand with regards to various types of recognized risk factors and how those risk factors play a role in the complexity of this disease process. 


“We can also predictably measure a response to standard therapy, and if a patient is considered an advanced grade of the disease process, we may predict that these patients that are in advanced grade may not respond as favorably to the disease treatment.” 





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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.