The current classification of periodontal diseases and conditions: Scientific rationale, implications & perspectives
This webinar highlights the scientific basis, framework and rationale of the current classification of periodontal diseases/conditions. The key points, important issues and clinical implications in general dental practice are addressed.
Periodontal diseases (gingivitis and periodontitis) are among the most common health issues in humans. Both professional and public communities are increasingly concerned with periodontal healthcare for optimal oral and general health, a better quality of life and healthy aging. Currently, it is rather challenging for general dental practitioners to effectively manage periodontal patients in daily practice, owning to i) the multifactorial and complex nature of periodontal etiopathogenetic, ii) varying host susceptibility to periodontitis among individuals with different genetic background and lifestyle risk factors/profiles and iii) relatively low awareness of periodontal healthcare among the patients and public at large.
The current classification of periodontal and peri-implant diseases and conditions was officially released in 2018, following the joint world workshop of the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) and the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) in 2017. Indeed, the global dental professionals very much appreciate the timely launch and implementation of this new classification scheme for greatly facilitating appropriate assessment, diagnosis and treatments via individualized and multidisciplinary team approaches as well as strongly promoting periodontal healthcare and disease prevention. Moreover, the new scheme also considerably enhances dental education, scientific research, professional development and relevant policy updates. This webinar presentation will highlight the scientific basis, framework and rationale of the current classification of periodontal diseases and conditions. The key critical points, important issues and clinical implications in general dental practice are addressed.
Learning objective 1: Understand why it is challenging for general dental practitioners to effectively manage periodontal patients in daily practice.
Learning objective 2: Appreciate the scientific basis, framework and rationale of the current classification of periodontal diseases and conditions.
Learning objective 3: Identify the key points and important issues related to the classification as well as appreciate the clinical implications in general dental practice.
Release date: 2021-10-29 | Expiration date: 2024-10-29