Development of a classification system for periodontal diseases and conditions.

  title={Development of a classification system for periodontal diseases and conditions.},
  author={Gary C. Armitage},
  journal={Northwest dentistry},
  volume={79 6},
  • G. Armitage
  • Published 1 December 1999
  • Medicine
  • Northwest dentistry
Classification systems are necessary in order to provide a framework in which to scientifically study the etiology, pathogenesis, and treatment of diseases in an orderly fashion. In addition, such systems give clinicians a way to organize the health care needs of their patients. The last time scientists and clinicians in the field of periodontology and related areas agreed upon a classification system for periodontal diseases was in 1989 at the World Workshop in Clinical Periodontics… 

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