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Practical Periodontal Diagnosis and Treatment Planning

  • ID: 2221841
  • Book
  • November 2009
  • 186 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Practical Periodontal Diagnosis and Treatment Planning offers its readers a step–by–step guide to diagnosing and planning treatment for periodontal patients through the latest evidence–based protocols. It summarizes the available scientific evidence for efficacy and effectiveness and links it to everyday clinical practice in a concise, user–friendly manner.

Practical Periodontal Diagnosis and Treatment Planning begins with the basics of periodontal diagnosis, following the latest classification by the AAP.  Modifiable and non–modifiable risk factors are assessed in detail, emphasizing the treatment planning intricacies associated with each one. The book discusses all presentations of periodontal disease ranging from gingivitis to aggressive periodontitis, highlighting topics such as occlusion, scaling, and root planing. The full range of treatment modalities are also presented, providing practical instruction for osseous resective surgery, regenerative and supportive periodontal therapy, and dental implant complication management.

Designed to improve and expand the reader’s repertoire of clinical skills, Practical Periodontal Diagnosis and Treatment Planning provides comprehensive coverage of this core part of periodontal training in a concise, highly illustrated, step–by–step format.

Key Features:

- Practical, concise step–by–step format
- Discusses treatment planning and diagnosis within periodontology
- Synthesizes evidence base with clinical protocols
- Thoroughly illustrated in full color
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Chapter 1. The Necessity of an Evidence–based Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment (
Paul Farsai and Thomas Van Dyke).

Problems with Introducing EBD.

Advantages of EBD.

Chapter 2. Classification of Periodontal Diseases and Conditions (Serge Dibart and Melanie Campese).

I. Gingival Diseases.

II. Chronic Periodontitis (Discarded Old Terminology: Adult Periodontitis).

III. Aggressive Periodontitis (Discarded Old Terminology: Early Onset Periodontitis).

IV. Periodontitis as a Manifestation of Systemic Diseases.

V. Necrotizing Periodontal Disease.

VI. Periodontal Abscess.

VII. Periodontitis Associated with Endodontic Lesion.

VIII. Developmental or Acquired Deformities and Conditions.

Chapter 3. Periodontal Risk Factors and Modification (Clemens Walter, Christoph Ramseier, and Thomas Dietrich).

Non–modifiable Risk Factors.

Modifiable Risk Factors.

Risk Factor Modification.

Chapter 4. Scaling and Root Planing (Rahman Koli).


Scaling and Root Planing.

Root Surface Smoothness.

Full Mouth Debridement.

Practical Aspects.

Chapter 5. Occlusion (Steven Morgano, Adnan Ishgi, and Carlos Sabrosa).

Centric Relation and Centric Occlusion.

Balanced Articulation.

Occlusal Concepts for Conventional Fixed Prosthodontics.

Anterior Disclusion (Canine Disclusion) and Group Function.


Implant–supported Artificial Occlusion.


Author’s Views/Comments.

Chapter 6. Systemic and Local Drug Delivery of Antimicrobials (Dimitra Sakellari).

Evidence–Based Outcomes.



Author’s Views/Comments.

Chapter 7. Periodontal Osseous Resective Surgery (Luca Landi).

Indications and Endpoints.

Physiologic and Pathologic Alveolar Bone Anatomy.



Modifications to the Original Surgical Approach.

Soft Tissue Management.

Effect of Surgery on the Alveolar Bone.

Evidence–based Outcomes.

Author’s Views/Comments.

Chapter 8. Regenerative Periodontal Therapy (Joseph Fiorellini and Mehmet Ilhan Uzel).


Periodontal Regenerative Techniques.

Future of Periodontal Regenerative Therapy.

Future Regenerative Therapy with rhPDGF.

Chapter 9. Surgical vs. Non–surgical Treatment of Periodontitis (Thomas Dietrich).

Evidence–based Outcomes.

Author’s Views/Comments.

Chapter 10. Supportive Periodontal Therapy (Geoff Bateman).



Evidence–based Outcomes.

Author’s Views/Comments.

Chapter 11. Dental Implants Therapy (Serge Dibart).


Evidence–Based Outcomes.

Chapter 12. Inflammation and Bone Healing Around Dental Implants (Thomas Van Dyke and Sheilesh Dave).

Bone Function and Structure.

Bone Healing Following Implant Placement.

Inflammatory Bone Loss Around the Integrated Implant.

Appendix 1. A Little Slice of History ... The Periodontal Condition of Napoleon’s Grand Army: A Forensic Evaluation (Yves Macia).

Appendix 2. How to Write and Read a Scientific Paper (Cataldo Leone).

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Serge Dibart is Professor and Director of the periodontal residency program at Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine.

Thomas Dietrich is Professor and Head of Oral Surgery at the School of Dentistry, The University of Birmingham, UK and Associate Professor of Health Policy and Health Services Research at Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine.

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