Position paper: Guidelines for periodontal therapy

J Periodontol. 2001 Nov;72(11):1624-8. doi: 10.1902/jop.2001.72.11.1624.


The American Academy of Periodontology offers the following Guidelines for Periodontal Therapy. These guidelines are intended to fulfill the Academy's obligation to the public and to the dental profession. This paper sets forth the clinical objectives and scope of periodontal therapy. These guidelines are designed to give guidance to state legislatures and agencies that regulate the practice of periodontology and should be considered in their entirety.

Publication types

  • Guideline
  • Practice Guideline

MeSH terms

  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Dental Records
  • Humans
  • Informed Consent
  • Patient Care Planning
  • Patient Education as Topic
  • Patient Participation
  • Periodontal Diseases / classification
  • Periodontal Diseases / diagnosis
  • Periodontal Diseases / prevention & control
  • Periodontal Diseases / therapy*
  • Prognosis