Disease progression: identification of high-risk groups and individuals for periodontitis.

@article{HeitzMayfield2005DiseasePI,
  title={Disease progression: identification of high-risk groups and individuals for periodontitis.},
  author={Lisa J A Heitz-Mayfield},
  journal={Journal of clinical periodontology},
  year={2005},
  volume={32 Suppl 6},
  pages={196-209}
}
AIMS While the role of bacteria in the initiation of periodontitis is primary, a range of host-related factors influence the onset, clinical presentation and rate of progression of disease. The objectives of this review are (1) to present evidence for individual predictive factors associated with a patient's susceptibility to progression of periodontitis and (2) to describe the use of prognostic models aimed at identifying high-risk groups and individuals in a clinical setting. METHODS… CONTINUE READING

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