Periodontal diagnosis in the context of the 2017 classification system of periodontal diseases and conditions: Presentation of a middle-aged patient with localised periodontitis

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  • C Walter
  • P Ower
  • M Tank
  • N X West
  • I Needleman
  • F J Hughes
  • R Wadia
  • P J Hodge

Colleges, School and Institutes


The objective of this case report is to illustrate the diagnosis and classification of periodontitis according to the 2017 classification system as recommended in the British Society of Periodontology (BSP) implementation plan. We describe a case of a patient who was diagnosed with 'localised periodontitis; stage II, grade B; currently unstable'. The present case report presents an example for the application of the new classification system and illustrates how the new classification system captures disease severity, extent and disease susceptibility by staging and grading periodontitis.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)98-100
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Dental Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jan 2019