7 Steps to the Nonsurgical Treatment of Periodontitis
This protocol focuses on modifying risk factors, facilitating decisions about the use of antibiotics, and recommending appropriate oral hygiene measures.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Identify the goals of nonsurgical periodontal therapy (NSPT).
- Discuss the seven-step protocol for NSPT.
- List the challenges that may arise when implementing this protocol and note when a surgical approach should be considered.
This course was published in the November 2018 issue and expires November 2021. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.