Changing concepts in periodontal health and gingivitis

The world workshop which was held on 2017 by the American Academy of Periodontology and European Federation of Periodontology discussed, reviewed and updated a large number of topics related to the classification of Periodontal and Periimplant diseases and conditions. Also in this workshop new concepts in the field of Periodontology got acquainted in order to fill the conflicted areas of the previous classification. In this new classification, in addition to gingivitis and periodontitis, periimplanter diseases and conditions are also included.

In this lecture, for the first time periodontal and gingival health concepts will be discussed. The determinants of ideal periodontal health and the clinical parameters of health will be reviewed. Moreover, the criteria that will be necessary for the diagnosis of gingivitis, the new additions to the previous parameters and the deficiencies will be discussed. The determinants of clinical periodontal indicators for a diseased, such as newly defined initial gingivitis, or reduced periodontium will also be reviewed.

In this lecture, the changes, renewals and deficiencies of the 2017 classification for the gingivitis will be discussed.