Improving the Nonsurgical Treatment Of Periodontitis
Modifying risk factors, facilitating decisions about the use of antibiotics, and recommending appropriate oral hygiene measures are the keys to successful treatment.
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 issued in August 2019 and expires August 2022. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.