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Classification of Periodontal and Peri-Implant Diseases Aligning the Dental Hygiene Diagnosis
Thursday, October 28, 2021, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM PST
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Oregon Dental Hygienists’ Association and the Washington Dental Hygienists’ Association are pleased to present:

2018 AAP Classification of Periodontal and Peri-Implant Diseases - The Systemic Connection

Presented by: Marianne Dryer, RDH

Thursday, October 28, 2021
6:00 – 8:00 pm PT
2 CEUs

The updated AAP classification system represents a multi-dimensional staging and grading framework for periodontitis and implant disease status. 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 systemic connection as it relates to the grading portion of the classification system will be examined with focus on the Covid pandemic and it’s relationship to oral health. Diagnosing, treatment planning, and executing appropriate and necessary periodontal therapies will be reviewed utilizing case presentations and examining the systemic conditions patients present with. 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.

Course Objectives:

  • Discuss the impact on Covid-19 and dental practices and what to screen for.
  • Examine the historical timeline and evolution of the AAP Classification System and its value in identifying systemic conditions.
  • Discuss the new staging/grading system for periodontal disease and how it will benefit patient care and management.
  • Identify patients who may benefit from adjunctive strategies of disease management and overall health surveillance based on the updated classifications.


ADHA Members - $20

Non-ADHA $40

ADHA Students $0

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