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Community Periodontal Index of Treatment Needs (CPITN)

Purpose:

To guide treatment for the prevention of periodontal disease using Community Periodontal Index of Treatment Needs (CPITN).

Specialty:

Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology

Objective:

criteria for diagnosis, severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

K05.2, K05.3, K05.4, K05.5, K05.6

Description:

The Community Periodontal Index of Treatment Needs (CPITN) is an epidemiologic tool developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) for the evaluation of periodontal disease in population surveys. It can be used to recommend the kind of treatment needed to prevent periodontal disease.

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