A simplified periodontal screening examination: the Community Periodontal Index of Treatment Needs (WHO) in general practice.

  • L J Croxson
  • Published 1984 in International dental journal


Chronic periodontal disease presents a unique challenge to the dental profession, not only in its recognition, diagnosis and treatment, but also in public and patient education. Epidemiologic surveys may place the prevalence of the chronic gum diseases at the highest levels but the public has accepted the most obvious sign, bleeding, as 'normal' and only in… (More)


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