February 12, 2018 -- Most dental practice owners have certain ideas about how periodontal services should be integrated into their office's everyday patient care. But how does your office compare with others in the U.S.?
Before we get into the numbers, let's take a step back and examine the issue of periodontal care more widely.
First and foremost, I am not advocating overdiagnosis. However, when you consider that data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that nearly half of U.S. adults have some level of periodontal disease, there is little proof that we are at risk of overdiagnosing. The opposite is true.