The new periodontal classification system

The new periodontal classification system


Dr. Elizabeth Yu – BDSc (Hons) (Melb), DClinDent (Perio) (Melb) 

Dr. Fiona Chan - BDSc (Hons.), DCD (Perio) 

In this presentation, Ivan together with Elizabeth and Fiona will discuss the new classification system for periodontal and peri-implant diseases was released in 2017 with major changes in the way periodontitis is described. Aggressive periodontitis has gone and periodontitis is now staged and graded. For the first time definitions of health were introduced and a number of other smaller changes occurred. The presenters will go through the four sections of the new system and highlight the changes that have been made. How staging and grading are used will be demonstrated as well as the issues with the new system. 

Prof Ivan Darby is head and chair of Periodontics at Melbourne Dental School. Ivan has run the postgraduate periodontics program for 15 years. An active researcher he has over a hundred publications with interests in periodontal microbiology and pathogenesis and implant outcomes. He is the editor of the society’s journal and the current Federal President of the ASP. 

Dr. Elizabeth Yu is a specialist periodontist who recently obtained the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Periodontics) degree at the University of Melbourne. Her research thesis was on the interaction between periodontal disease and medical/systemic conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, rheumatoid arthritis and pregnancy complications. She is currently working as a specialist periodontist in private practices in Ivanhoe and Hawthorn East. 

Dr. Fiona Chan completed her undergraduate training at the University of Queensland and worked in private general practice in Brisbane before moving to Melbourne for the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Periodontics) program. She divides her time between clinical practice and teaching dental students at the University of Melbourne. Fiona is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Periodontists, Australian Society of Periodontology, International Team for Implantology and the Australian Dental Association.

Event Properties

Event Date 02-13-2019 6:30 pm
Event End Date 02-13-2019 9:00 pm
Capacity 70
Registered 9
Available place 61
Cut off date 02-13-2019 12:00 pm
Individual Price Free
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