periodontal indexes meaning

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  • [Medicine]
    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.


  1. Their mouths were coded according to the recommendations of the CPITN ( Community Periodontal Index of Treatment Needs ).
  2. 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 " ).
  3. 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.

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