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Reduce Oral Disease With Interdental Biofilm Control

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Providing individualized, patient-specific recommendations for effective interdental cleaning is key to oral health promotion.

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

    1. Describe the prevalence of periodontal diseases in the United States, and the basic structure of the American Academy of Periodontology’s (AAP) disease classification system.
    2. Explain various approaches to interdental cleaning, and how the AAP classifications can be used to develop patient-specific oral hygiene recommendations.
    3. Discuss clinical strategies to help improve the efficacy of patients’ selfcare 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.

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