Aligning the Dental Hygiene Diagnosis with the 2018 AAP Classification of Periodontal and Peri‑implant Diseases
Learning Objectives

Course Author(s): Marianne Dryer, RDH, Med

Learning Objectives

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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