Minimally Invasive Periodontal Therapy for the General Practice. Review of the Literature.
A nice easy to read summary of current topics facing frontline oral health care providers, general dentists and hygienists.
The field of periodontology is one of the most dynamically evolving areas of dentistry and the specialist periodontal practice has also itself seen significant changes over the past 15 years or so. The scope of care at individual specialist practices also vary greatly - with periodontists who only provide non-surgical care and maintenance themselves to other colleagues who prefer to provide overall treatment direction and surgical procedures whilst calling upon the rest of the dental team to provide non-surgical and supportive care.
This issue provides simple easy to use decision-making tools to help you structure the conversation with the patient. The topics include:
- Risk assessment tools
- Strategies to remove the bacterial deposits and improving periodontal outcomes
- Maintenance care
Areas of interest include:
- Management and prevention of gingival recession
- Periodontal diseases as a source of halitosis
- The use of lasers in minimally invasive periodontal and peri-implant therapy.