Periodontitis – Where are we now?

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Recently there has been some significant changes in our understanding and classification of periodontal disease. We are learning more about the pathogenesis of the disease and associations with more systemic condition including neurological conditions. As such a new classification has been adopted to encompass this new and future knowledge and also attempts to simplify this. Fortunately, new methodologies including minimally invasive periodontal therapy using lasers and Guided Biofilm Therapy have also been developed to improve our efficiency, patient experiences and hopefully compliance.