An important publication in the field of periodontology has just come across my desk and, at this early stage, I simply want you to be aware of its existence. Over time, we look forward to working with experts to put the various elements of new knowledge in this field into their proper context for Canadian oral health professionals. If you are interested in the latest developments in periodontology, this publication is a must read for you.
The publication I refer to is the Proceedings of the World Workshop on the Classification of Periodontal and Peri‐Implant Diseases and Conditions, which was published on June 20, 2018. The workshop was planned and conducted jointly by the American Academy of Periodontology and the European Federation of Periodontology. The proceedings appear as Volume 45, Issue S20 of the Journal of Clinical Periodontology.
Leaders in the discipline from around the world came together in Chicago in November 2017 and met to update the classification of periodontal diseases and reach consensus about various aspects of managing different types of periodontal diseases and conditions.
Some of the consensus highlights of the proceedings are:
Periodontal health and gingival diseases and conditions on an intact and a reduced periodontium: Consensus report of workgroup 1 of the 2017 World Workshop on the Classification of Periodontal and Peri‐Implant Diseases and Conditions
Periodontal manifestations of systemic diseases and developmental and acquired conditions: Consensus report of workgroup 3 of the 2017 World Workshop on the Classification of Periodontal and Peri‐Implant Diseases and Conditions
There are 18 other articles in this edition that you can access at your leisure.
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