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

Introduction - AAP Classifications (ce610)

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.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement

  • Dr. Lavigne is a member of the Advisory Board.


  • 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.

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