On this week’s episode of Fast Facts – Perio Edition your host, Katrina Sanders, RDH talks to us about the Prevalence of Diseases of the Periodontium.
“Help me out, Dad. What is the percentage of individuals who have moderate to severe gingivitis? And that number is 27.6% of our patient population. That is according to my Midwest dad by the way.”
“And to clarify even more, the population of true individuals, of individuals who are adults, who do not have irreversible bone loss at this point, that percentage is 3.2%. So 3.2% of our patients are considered truly healthy patients.”
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