Implement Risk-Based Intervals

Determining Recare Intervals for Periodontal Maintenance
By Courtney P. Rudick, RDH-EA, MS, CHES, Melissa S. Lang, DDS, MS and Takanari Miyamoto, DDS, MSD, PhD, MBA

In 2018 the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) and the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) published a new classification system for periodontal health and disease, changing the way oral health professionals consider clinical parameters.1,2 For a complete description of the new criteria, Caton et al1,2 published their comprehensive findings in both the Journal of Periodontology and the Journal of Clinical Periodontology. A thorough summary also appears in the September 2018 issue of Dimensions of Dental Hygiene.

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