On this week’s episode of Fast Facts – Perio Edition your host, Katrina Sanders, RDH talks to us about another difference between the 1999 and 2019 AAP Classification Systems.
“it’s important for us to acknowledge that patients can absolutely have systemic conditions where they will experience periodontal challenges.”
“However, with optimal oral health status, optimum nutrition and controlling said chronic disease, the patient may actually be able to control their risk of perio. “
“The AAP classified a new classification component called other conditions affecting the periodontium, specifically systemic diseases or conditions affecting the periodontal supporting tissues.”
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Tonetti, M. S., Greenwell, H., & Kornman, K. S. (2018). Staging and grading of periodontitis: Framework and proposal of a new classification and case definition. Journal of periodontology, 89, S159-S172.