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The Updated 2018 AAP Classification of Periodontal and Peri-Implant Diseases - Aligning the Dental Hygiene Diagnosis 
Presenter: Marianne Dryer, RDH, MEd Release Date: 4/23/19
Credits: 1 CEU, Free Self-Study Expiration Date: 4/23/27
AGD Subject Code: 490 Reviewed: 2024        

The dental hygiene diagnosis is a critical part of providing optimum treatment planning and care for the dental patient. The updated AAP Classification System created in 2017 represents a multi-dimensional staging and grading framework for periodontitis and peri-implant disease. This CE webinar will examine the evolution of the updated system including the concepts of staging and grading to classify each periodontal patient. Determining a patient’s likelihood to predictably respond to therapy is a unique feature of the new classification system and allows for individualized treatment plan development. The CE webinar will also highlight the need and value of collaboration amongst dental and medical professionals. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, the importance of team calibration when incorporating the system into office protocols will be discussed.

A hallmark feature of the updated system brings opportunities for more case specific patient care. The need for calibration and clinician alignment with the new classification system will be discussed along with a case study review.

During this CE webinar, the participant will:
• Discuss the evolution of the AAP Classification System from a global perspective.
• Examine the value of a multi-dimensional staging/grading system for periodontal disease.
• Evaluate and compare the 1999 Classification system and the key revision elements.
• Develop individualized treatment plans and associated homecare regimens utilizing staging and grading to motivate and encourage patients to improve their oral health.   ( disclaimer , AGD PACE Statement )

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