The main “aha” moment at my last 2017 AAP Periodontal Classification Workshop was that “staging & grading” only pertains to periodontitis patients and not patients with an intact or reduced periodontium due to Acquired & Developmental Deformities (ADC’s). Only 65% of patients over the age of 65 have periodontitis. The balance of your patients will have healthy or gingivitis on an intact or reduced periodontium due to ADC’s.
Do you know the difference?
Optimized Hygiene Department = Optimal Patient Outcomes = Practice Growth & Revenue.