Purpose and problems of periodontal disease classification.

  title={Purpose and problems of periodontal disease classification.},
  author={Ubele Van der Velden},
  journal={Periodontology 2000},
There has been a debate on the diagnosis and classification of periodontal diseases since dentists first became interested in periodontology. In this respect, periodontology is not unique; comparable discussions can be encountered in many fields of medicine, especially in complex diseases. Diagnosis is defined as the act of identifying a disease from its signs and symptoms, whereas classification is defined as the act or method of distribution into groups. The present article deals with the… CONTINUE READING