Classification of periodontal diseases: where were we? Where are we now? Where are we going?

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This paper discusses the past, present and possible future classification of periodontal diseases. It outlines the reasons for using a classification system from a clinical perspective and provides a critical appraisal of the latest classification. The major changes introduced in the 1999 system are discussed alongside the rationale behind the recommended nomenclature.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-44
Number of pages8
JournalDental Update
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2003