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Article: Volume 43 Number 5 Page 406 - June 2016

  Dent Update 2016; 43: 406-408  Read article

BPE Guidelines:  BPE Guidelines: British Society of Periodontology Revision 2016

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Abstract: In 1985 the Fédération Dentaire Internationale (FDI) developed a simplified periodontal screening examination for dental practice, based on the World Health Organization (WHO) Community Periodontal Index for Treatment Needs (CPITN) index that was then used to assess levels of periodontal diseases for epidemiological purposes. This was quickly adopted by many countries as a fast and reliable screening tool for general practitioners and, in the UK, it was developed by the British Society of Periodontology as the The Basic Periodontal Examination (BPE).

Author notes: Philip Ower, MSc, BDS, MGDS RCS, Specialist in Periodontics and President, British Society of Periodontology.