Key Tenets of Periodontal Debridement
The ultimate goal of nonsurgical periodontal therapy is to preserve, improve and maintain the dentition.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Discuss the prevalence and clinical signs of periodontal disease.
- Describe various approaches to nonsurgical periodontal therapy, as well as adjuncts that are designed to improve outcomes
- Explain the physiological processes involved in the treatment of periodontal disease, and when referral to a periodontist is indicated.
This course was issued in the October 2017 issue and expires 10/31/20. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.