Introduction

The 2018 AAP/EFP Classification of Periodontal & Peri-implant Diseases

COURSE NUMBER: 610

Salme E. Lavigne, RDH, PhD

Credit Hours:

3 Hour(s)

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This course provides a guide to assist both clinicians and students to navigate through the recently introduced Classification of Periodontal and Peri-implant diseases by the American Academy of Periodontology and the European Federation of...

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Overview

This course provides a guide to assist both clinicians and students to navigate through the recently introduced Classification of Periodontal and Peri-implant diseases by the American Academy of Periodontology and the European Federation of Periodontology in 2018. Key dynamics that played a role in the creation of this classification are discussed including both new discoveries resulting from the human microbiome project as well as the concept of Precision Medicine. This classification system is a major paradigm shift from the previous 1999 classification. Thus, an easy four-step approach for determining a periodontal diagnosis is presented along with clinical photos and radiographs for each case type.


The American Academy of Periodontology and the European Federation of Periodontology held a World Workshop in 2017 to develop a new classification of periodontal disease to replace the almost 20-year old classification system (1999). The results of their efforts were unveiled in June of 2018 during the Europerio Conference held in Amsterdam, and concomitantly published in both the Journal of Periodontology2 and the Journal of Clinical Periodontology.3 Since its adoption, clinicians and educators worldwide have sought to improve understanding of the new classification system and its clinical implementation. The purpose of this course is to provide a succinct and easy to follow guide to help both clinicians and students understand and implement this new (2018) classification system of periodontal and peri-implant diseases and conditions in their practices.

  • Intended Audience:

    Dental Hygiene Students, Dental Hygienists, Dental Students, Dentists

  • Date Course Online:

    May 22, 2020

  • Last Revision Date:

    NA

  • Course Expiration Date:

    May 21, 2023

  • Cost:

    Free

  • Method:

    Self-instructional

  • AGD Subject Code(s):

    10, 690, 490

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:


  • Describe the rationale for the new 2018 classification of periodontal and peri-implant diseases.
  • Identify the key dynamics that formed the basis of the new classification system.
  • Describe the 4 major components of the new classification system.
  • Explain the concept and criteria for Staging and Grading of periodontitis.
  • Describe the steps for determining a periodontal diagnosis.
  • Discuss how this new classification system fits in with Precision Medicine.

Disclaimers

  • P&G is providing these resource materials to dental professionals. We do not own this content nor are we responsible for any material herein.
  • Participants must always be aware of the hazards of using limited knowledge in integrating new techniques or procedures into their practice. Only sound evidence-based dentistry should be used in patient therapy.

Note:  Registration is required to take test.

Author(s)

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement

  • Dr. Lavigne is a member of the dentalcare.com Advisory Board.
Salme E. Lavigne

Salme E. Lavigne

RDH, PhD

Salme received a diploma in Dental Hygiene (University of Toronto), a BA in Biomedical Anthropology, (Lakehead University), a Master of Science degree in Dental Hygiene (University of Missouri-Kansas-City), and a PhD (Faculty of Medicine, Un...

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