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A Tale of Two Hygienists Podcast

Oct 11, 2021

On this week’s episode of Fast Facts - Perio Edition, Katrina Sanders, RDH continues the breakdown of the AAP 2017 Classification System Stage three.




“Now, for dental hygienists that are typically working blindly and by blindly I mean, we're using feel more than we are our own eyeballs.”


“Meaning in most scenarios, the only time that we can see radiologic bone loss on a patient is once they have moved into stage three periodontitis."





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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.