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Article: Volume 46 Number 1 Page 8 - January 2019

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Guest Editorial:  New Classification System for Periodontal and Peri-implant Diseases

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Abstract: Since 1999, we have become used to the periodontal diseases classification system devised by Armitage.1 This defined periodontal diseases (but not, at that time, peri-implant diseases) into eight categories and recognized periodontitis in two forms, chronic and aggressive.

Author notes: Phil Ower, Periocourses Ltd