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Overview of the New Peri-implant and Periodontal Disease Classification System

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Reflecting the latest scientific insights, the newly updated periodontal disease classification system includes the inaugural classifications for peri-implant conditions.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:

  1. Explain classification systems for periodontal and peri-implant diseases and conditions, as developed by the American Academy of Periodontology and European Federation of Periodontology.
  2. Describe factors that can lead to the development of periodontal and peri-implant diseases — and the clinical indications of such conditions.
  3. Discuss clinical considerations for diagnosing periodontal and peri-implant diseases.

This course was issued in the October 2018 issue and expires 10/31/21. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.

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