Successful Strategies for Periodontal Debridement
The majority of periodontal patients can retain their dentition with appropriate treatment, effective plaque control, and regular maintenance.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Discuss the prevalence and clinical signs of periodontal disease.
- Describe various approaches to nonsurgical periodontal therapy, as well as adjuncts that are designed to improve outcomes.
- Explain the physiological processes involved in the treatment of periodontal disease, and when referral to a periodontist is indicated.
This course was published in the October 2017 issue and expires October 2020. The author has no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.