Monday, Oct. 2910:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Program Track: Oral Pathology, Oral Medicine, and Oral DiagnosisModerator: Jack CatonSpeakers: Gary Armitage, Kenneth S. Kornman, and Panos N. Papapanou Complimentary with full attendee registration. Ticket valid for initial 15 minutes of the course based on the start time indicated above. Failure to arrive within that timeframe will result in invalidation of ticket. AAP reserves the right to request proof of session registration. Join members of the Organizing Committee as they discuss the findings from the World Workshop on the Classification of Periodontal and Peri-Implant Diseases and Conditions. The new classification reflects what has been expertly reviewed today about the diseases and attempts to:• Improve clinicians’ level of comprehension and appreciation of disease progression. • Clarify gingival health and mucogingival conditions and address peri-implant diseases for the first time. • Eliminate overlap of former disease categories and achieve more diagnostic precision. Educational Objectives: • Learn how worldwide consensus was reached and how the new classification differs from the 1999 version. • Familiarize yourself with an innovative model for identifying and diagnosing periodontal diseases that introduces a multi-dimensional staging and grading system, similar to the method used in oncology. • Gain an appreciation for the complex nature of each patient and his/her individual response to treatment. • Describe what new dental students will be taught about identifying and classifying periodontitis in their patients.