EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION FOR REFERRING DENTISTS
As dental professionals, we strive to provide predictable treatment options to our patients with periodontal disease. Recently, the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) published a series of consensus reports and clinical applications reports that confirm that periodontal regenerative therapies are not only an effective treatment option, but predicable as well.
The consensus reports cover 5 primary topics:
- Soft Tissue Root Coverage Procedures
- Soft Tissue Non-root Coverage Procedures
- Intrabony Fefects
- Furcation Defects
- Emerging Regenerative Approaches for Periodontal Reconstruction
Each report summarizes the current applicable literature, provides treatment recommendations, and identifies future research priorities. The reports can be viewed at: http://www.joponline.org/toc/jop/86/2-s
In addition to the consensus reports, a collection of five “practical applications” reports translates each workshop findings for clinical use. Each report describes different treatment approaches by means of a decision tree, as well as images and videos depicting the approaches.
These dynamic reports can be accessed here: http://onlinedigeditions.com/publication?i=245440
These findings confirm that periodontal regenerative procedures are an effective and predictable treatment option for patients with periodontal disease who wish to retain their natural dentition. If you’d like to further discuss the consensus reports, practical applications reports, or various regenerative therapy options that may benefit our shared patients, my doors are always open to you. I’m always just a phone call, text or email away.
By working together, we will be able to offer our patients another option for treating periodontal disease.
PERIODONTAL & DENTAL IMPLANT WEBSITE LINKS
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