Current status of periodontal risk assessment

Wayne Kye, Robert Davidson, John Martin, Steven Engebretson

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Chronic periodontitis is a destructive chronic inflammatory disease of bacterial etiology. Mounting evidence confirms that not all patients are susceptible to inflammatory periodontal disease, and further, that the extent and severity of its clinical manifestation varies as a function of individual risk. Risk assessment models are needed to target treatment effectively. Contemporary risk assessment, as applied to periodontal disease, represents an innovative approach to managing periodontitis. The central intent of this paper is to review the current view of risk assessment as it relates to the diagnosis and management of chronic periodontitis, as well as to consider a number of such applications that can be incorporated into daily practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2-11
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice
Issue number3 SUPPL.
StatePublished - Sep 2012


  • Periodontal disease
  • risk assessment
  • risk factors
  • risk-based treatment
  • wellness model of care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Dentistry


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