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Program Track: Emerging Concepts and Innovative Therapies
Panos N. Papapanou
Five years have passed since the 2018 classification of periodontal and peri-implant diseases were introduced, and we have had a chance to use it in teaching, research, and practice. We have had an opportunity to identify grey areas, as well as to appreciate its utility in identifying patients with disease and exchanging information between colleagues. Drs. Papapanou, Kumar, and Thacker have put together an integrated presentation that will explore the rationale behind the development of the current classification, the biological aspects of disease based on the staging and grading, and clinical scenarios for decision making during patient care and teaching dental students and colleagues.
• Discover the key aspects of the 2018 classification.
• Consider how well the classification explains disease etiology and pathogenesis.
• Recognize how we can we use these guidelines to educate our dental colleagues and to personalize treatment for each patient.