New Worldwide Reclassification of Periodontitis: Practical Application

  • Sat, May 30, 2020 | 8:30 AM - Sat, May 30, 2020 | 11:30 AM

Kenneth Kornman, DDS, PhDKenneth Kornman, DDS, PhD

CE Credits:

In the two decades since the last classification of periodontitis, substantial new evidence and new understandings of these diseases have emerged which indicate that some of the population develops more severe clinical expression of periodontitis. The future of periodontics is primarily about managing clinically and biologically complex patients, which constitute at least 20 to 25% of our adult population. This session will provide a simple process for applying the 2018 classification of periodontitis in your practice to provide the best prevention and treatment for your patients.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Understand the necessity to reclassify periodontitis.
  • Learn how to start staging and grading your first patients.
  • Learn the benefits of the new classification for your patients.
Subject: P​eriodontics
Primary Audience(s): Dentist, Hygienist

Speaker Bio

Dr. Kornman is a research professor in the Department of Periodontics at the University of Michigan, editor of the Journal of Periodontology, and co-founder of Sitokine Ltd, a genetics company focused on cardiovascular disease. Ken was Chairman of Periodontics at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio and has published more than 150 papers, including in Science, the New England Journal of Medicine, and Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Ken, together with Maurizio Tonetti and Henry Greenwell, authored the new classification of periodontitis published in 2018.