Guest Editorial: Clarifications on the use of the new classification of Periodontitis

Mariano Sanz, Panos N Papapanou, Maurizio S Tonetti, Henry Greenwell, Ken Kornman
Journal of Periodontology 2020 April 4
This editorial provides clarifications on the application of the Stage and Grade classification of periodontitis. In particular it describes: i) how to apply the extent criterion to the defined Stage of the disease; and ii) how to calculate tooth loss due to periodontitis in Stage III and IV cases presenting with evidently hopeless (irrational to treat) teeth with a clinical definition of such teeth. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

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