Understanding periodontitis in adolescents: Historical background

Rodrigo Lopez


Different schools of thought had influenced the understanding of periodontitis among adolescents. A systematic literature search on this topic illustrates that studies available were characterized by an enormous variation in the methods used to address the question as to whether periodontitis among adolescents differ from clinical entities among adults. Disease classifications have changed numerous times during the last two decades and it is not clear how these new classification systems reflect improved knowledge regarding the nature of destructive periodontal diseases. This paper gives a brief review on the historical background of the periodontitis in adolescents.



Adolescence;Periodontal Diseases;Periodontitis


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