Aligning the Dental Hygiene Diagnosis with the 2018 AAP Classification of Periodontal and Peri‑implant Diseases
COURSE NUMBER: 620
Marianne Dryer, RDH, Med
This course will examine the concepts of staging and grading to classify each patient by complexity of case management, likelihood of less predictable response to therapy, and potential for periodontitis development. The updated AAP classif...
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This course will examine the concepts of staging and grading to classify each patient by complexity of case management, likelihood of less predictable response to therapy, and potential for periodontitis development. The updated AAP classification system launched in 2018 represents a multi-dimensional staging and grading framework for periodontitis and implant disease status. Diagnosing, treatment planning, and executing appropriate and necessary periodontal therapies will be reviewed utilizing case presentations. 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 narrative examples for documentation recommendations.
Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students, Dental Assisting Students, Office Managers
Date Course Online:
Oct 12, 2020
Last Revision Date:
Course Expiration Date:
Oct 31, 2023
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Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:
- Examine the historical timeline and evolution of the AAP Classification System.
- Discuss the new staging/grading system for periodontal disease and how it will benefit patient care and management.
- Create treatment modalities that are evidence-based protocols for specific types of periodontal diseases according to the new classification system.
- Identify patients who may benefit from adjunctive strategies of disease management and overall health surveillance based on the updated classifications.
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- 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.
Note: Registration is required to take test.
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THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY
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8/1/2021 to 7/31/2027
Provider ID# 211886
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Procter & Gamble is designated as an approved Provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc. #AADHPGC (January 1, 2022-December 31, 2023). Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial Board of Dentistry. Licensee should maintain this document in the event of an audit.