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Articles and features 08/05/2019

Changes to the classification of periodontal diseases

Changes to the classification of periodontal diseases

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Dr Andrew Walker, dentolegal consultant and periodontal specialist, introduces the international classification of periodontal diseases

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Articles and features 06/06/2018

Reducing the risks of perio

Reducing the risks of perio

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Associate dentolegal consultant Andrew Walker explains how you can reduce your risk of periodontal claims and complaints

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27/08/2014

Periodontal monitoring

Periodontal monitoring

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People are living longer, and more people are retaining their teeth into later life. Consequently, the overall potential periodontal risk is rapidly increasing. Most allegations of undiagnosed, untreated and under-treated periodontal disease arise when a patient sees a new dentist for the first time. This may result from the retirement of the patient’s previous dentist, or simply because the dentist has left the practice. Sometimes the patient attends a different dentist in an emergency situation, or following the sale of the practice where they have been treated over many years.

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