In early June, the American Academy of Periodontology assembled 52 top experts from around the world to consider the issue of regenerative treatments for gums damaged by gum disease and other causes of receding gums as well as the bone underneath.
Science Advancing Too Fast
It isn’t something you’d normally hear people complain about: the science of treating this condition is advancing just too fast, but to a great extent that’s what has happened. With all the recent advances in the technology of regeneration, it has become a major challenge for periodontists and other dentists to keep current with the latest developments, let alone be able to weigh them against one another to decide which are the best treatments for restoring receding gums and damaged bones.
Which is where this new “think tank” comes in.
For three days, the assembled periodontal experts, some of the greatest minds in periodontology, worked together to perform a comprehensive review of all research on this subject. Having come to carefully-considered and scientifically-based recommendations, the think tank’s recommendations will be published in the Journal of Periodontology in early 2015. These reports will summarize the available evidence and make evidence-based recommendations for specific case situations, including assessments of likely outcomes.
More practical application reports will be published in Clinical Advances in Periodontics, and will act as a guide helping dentists assess treatment options.
This new committee is only the most recent workshop assembled by the AAP, which strives to give periodontists and other dentists evidence-based guidance for making the best decisions when facing certain periodontal health problems.In 2012 researchers were assembled to discuss the relationship between periodontal disease and systemic disease, while in 2010, the focus was on inflammation.
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