Standards for reporting chronic periodontitis prevalence and severity in epidemiologic studies: Proposed standards from the Joint EU/USA Periodontal Epidemiology Working Group.

submitted by: BirteHoltfreter
Periodontal diseases are common and their prevalence varies in different populations. However, prevalence estimates are influenced by the methodology used, including measurement techniques, case definitions, and periodontal examination protocols, as well as differences in oral health status. As a consequence, comparisons between populations are severely hampered and inferences regarding the global variation in prevalence can hardly be drawn. To overcome these limitations, the authors suggest...
Authors: Birte Holtfreter, Jasim M. Albandar, Thomas Dietrich, Bruce A. Dye, Kenneth A. Eaton, Paul I. Eke, Panos N. Papapanou, Thomas Kocher