EV13: More on the New Periodontal Disease Classification: Shades of Grey
November 4 @ 10:45 am - 12:15 pm
Program Track: Oral Pathology, Oral Medicine, and Oral Diagnosis
Mark A. Reynolds
Rachel A. Schallhorn
Kenneth S. Kornman
Panos N. Papapanou
Join key members of the World Workshop Organizing Committee Drs. Kornman and Papapanou as they continue to discuss the new periodontal disease classification. Take advantage of a refresher on why we changed, what the key differences are from the 1999 classification, and why this new system has the potential to improve your comprehension of and appreciation for disease progression and improve the health of your patients. Discover what the experts have learned in a year since the new classification was introduced. Reinforce your skills for applying this in your practice and test your abilities with staging and grading periodontitis with your colleagues in this engaging interactive session.
- Examine this innovative model for identifying and diagnosing periodontal diseases that introduces a multi-dimensional staging and grading system, similar to the method used in oncology.
- Gain a deeper appreciation for the complex nature of each patient and his/her individual response to treatment.
- Identify the nuances of the new system and gain a comfort level with the “shades of grey” required to implement it.
- Practice staging and grading with the experts.