An In-Depth Look at the New Peri-Implant and Periodontal Disease Classification System
By Theodoros Katsaros, DDS, MSD
As with any type of oral health care, the progression toward a correct diagnosis when providing periodontal therapy involves data collection and analysis from the clinical and radiographic examination, as well as the patient interview. A well-organized and complete periodontal disease classification system that is based on the most recent scientific knowledge is of great value at many levels. As one example, it will help improve communication with patients, peers, and insurance carriers, which, in turn, supports high-quality care.