Diagnosing and Managing Care Plans for Patients with Periodontal Disease


Learning objectives

  • Establish an office guideline for when to recommend scaling and root planing (SCRP) to patients.
  • Create an appropriate care plan for each SCRP appointment, including adjunctive treatments and time necessary.
  • Determine when and how often a periodontal patient should receive follow-up care and maintenance.
  • Identify and distinguish at least three different types of codes used for periodontal procedures. 
  • List at least one example of when each type of periodontal procedure should be used.
  • Decide when it is appropriate to refer a periodontal patient from the general office setting to a periodontal specialist.
  • List at least five adjunctive procedures that do not require surgical therapy.
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