community periodontal index of treatment needs meaning
A numerical rating scale for classifying the periodontal status of a person or population with a single figure which takes into consideration prevalence as well as severity of the condition. It is based upon probe measurement of periodontal pockets and on gingival tissue status.
- Their mouths were coded according to the recommendations of the CPITN ( Community Periodontal Index of Treatment Needs ).
- A report by World Health Organization in 1978 led to the creation of the Community Periodontal Index of Treatment Needs ( CPITN ) and a periodontal probe termed WHO 621 ( " Trintity " ).
- There are a number of methodological concerns with prevalence studies, particularly 1 ) the ability of partial recording to reflect full-mouth conditions and 2 ) the use of the Community periodontal index of treatment needs ( CPITN ) recording system.