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The New Mucogingival Update for Clinical Practice

Posted: October 14, 2018

The September 5th 2018 post at News2Use delivered a recently published summary article and two periodontitis staging and grading guides (published by the American Academy of Periodontology) regarding the new classification of periodontal and peri-implant diseases and conditions. That article was developed from the proceedings of the 2017 World Workshop on the Classification of Periodontal and Peri-implant Diseases and Conditions. This special meeting was co-sponsored by the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) and the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) and included expert participants from all over the world.

This post brings you a free copy of the 2018 article, Mucogingival conditions in the natural dentition: Narrative review, case definitions, and diagnostic considerations1. This key article provided the Workshop with the evidence that served as the basis for the new changes in the classification of mucogingival conditions in the natural dentition.

An article authored by Dr. Merijohn titled “Management and Prevention of Gingival Recession” (Periodontology 2000, July 2016) was cited in this World Workshop paper as one of the underlying 77 references. If you have not already done so or would like another copy, you may request a copy of the Periodontology 2000 article here.

1) Cortellini P, Bissada NF. Mucogingival conditions in the natural dentition: Narrative review, case definitions, and diagnostic considerations. J Periodontol. 2018;89(Suppl 1):S204–S213.

George K. Merijohn, DDS

San Francisco periodontist George K. Merijohn practiced 28 years and is associate professor in postdoctoral periodontics at UC San Francisco and U Washington. He is appointed special expert to the California Dental Board; serves as a consultant to dental schools, clinicians, and the legal profession; and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice. Dr. Merijohn leads seminars and workshops at major dental conferences and is published in peer-reviewed journals with articles on mucogingival clinical decision-making, risk assessment, and the evidence-based approach. More about George >