Do we really need an updated AAP Classification?
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This course originally presented at the ADA SmileCon
This course is for clinicians wanting a fundamental
understanding of the official proceedings from the 2017 World Workshop on the
Classification of Periodontal and Peri-Implant Diseases and Conditions,
co-presented by the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) and the European
Federation of Periodontology (EFP).
The result of the
AAP and EFP gathering resulted in a redesigned disease classification framework
that guides comprehensively centered, patient care plans. This session will
present an overview of this landmark gathering and guide the clinician in
creating a periodontal diagnostic statement.
Identify the main changes to the 1999 classification
• Describe the
four main categories of the 2018 AAP Classification
• Identify Periodontitis
cases using the staging and grading systems to create a periodontal diagnostic
Hatzimanolaikis, MSc, Clinical Associate Professor, University of
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