On this week’s episode of Fast Facts – Perio Edition, Katrina Sanders, RDH discusses the current AAP current grading parameters and how we identify Grade A for a patient.
“Some clinicians do get in the habit of grading all patients. That is not necessarily a requirement from the AAP, but some of our colleagues have started to integrate grading our patients that have gingivitis based on other overt risk factors that may elevate the propensity that the patient may experience gingivitis moving into periodontitis in a faster progression.”
“When patients present with heavy biofilm, but low destruction. It indicates that from a risk factor standpoint, we may not necessarily experience a very quick or very overt reaction of the body to the presence of biofilm.”
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