Prevention Over Prevalence: Importance of Interdental Cleaning
Informed clinicians can help tailor individualized, patientspecific recommendations for effective interdental cleaning.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Describe the prevalence of periodontal disease in the United
States, and the basic structure of the American Academy of
Periodontology’s (AAP) disease classification system.
- Explain various approaches to interdental cleaning, and how
the AAP classifications can be used to develop patient-specific
oral hygiene recommendations.
- Discuss clinical strategies to help improve the efficacy of
patients’ self-care regimens.
This course was issued in August 2020 and expires August 2023. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.