Year : 2019 | Volume
: 23 | Issue : 2 | Page : 89--90
Clinical Good Practice Guidelines (CGPR): A step in right direction...
Editor, Journal of Indian Society of Periodontology, Professor, Department of Periodontology, Institute of Dental Studies and Technologies, Kadrabad, Modinagar, Ghaziabad - 201 201, Uttar Pradesh, India
Editor, Journal of Indian Society of Periodontology, Professor, Department of Periodontology, Institute of Dental Studies and Technologies, Kadrabad, Modinagar, Ghaziabad - 201 201, Uttar Pradesh
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Kumar A. Clinical Good Practice Guidelines (CGPR): A step in right direction... J Indian Soc Periodontol 2019;23:89-90
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The burden of periodontal disease in our country is huge. Maximum number of periodontal patients are examined and diagnosed by the general dentists. We, as periodontists, have to rely upon the general dentists for correct diagnosis, providing initial treatment and referral at the right time to a specialist for management of advanced cases. The referral at right time is important as patients will have better prognosis if periodontal disease is treated as early as possible. Only periodontists alone will never be able to shoulder the huge burden of periodontal diseases in Indian population. A definite synergy and cooperation needs to be established between the periodontist and general dentist to provide the best possible care to periodontal patient and importantly at the right time.
Clinical Good Practice Guidelines (CGPR)… A set of guidelines, issued by Indian Society of Periodontology for general dentists/specialists of other branches, to help them manage the periodontal patients which come their way, in best possible manner and to provide quality treatment to the patient at every level. Many countries have such guidelines and are updated regularly. Our society has taken this novel step for first time and issued this document. The process of formation of these guidelines was the brainchild of Dr. Ashish Jain, our past president of ISP and with an able support of Colgate, the experts were called at Mumbai for two-day brainstorming session for formulating these guidelines. The expert panel included dental practitioners, including the members of the Indian Society of Periodontology, representatives from the Indian Society of Prosthodontics, Indian Orthodontic Society, general dentists and experts from the field of Endocrinology, reviewed the current available data regarding various aspects of periodontal diseases. At the end of two days, a consensus document was created which was further corrected and a final copy of the guidelines was released at 43rd ISP National Conference at Chandigarh.
The guidelines provide information about the periodontal tissues, burden, barrier, and challenges, etiology and classification, basic instrumentation, initial screening and charting, diagnosis and referrals, treatment strategy, halitosis and dentine hypersensitivity and peri-implant diseases.
The guidelines provide details for basic instrumentation required in a dental setup for periodontal treatment, diagnosis and recommendations regarding the conditions that can be solely managed by general dentists and conditions requiring referral. The expert panel reinforced that Scaling and Root Planing is a procedure that can be easily performed by the general practitioner and is considered the ‘gold standard’ for initial treatment of periodontal disease.
Guidelines also provide indications for surgical intervention, management of common complaints like dentinal hypersensitivity and halitosis and supportive periodontal therapy.
I sincerely hope that these guidelines would create awareness among the practioners about the periodontal disease and its management. The general practitioner will be able to provide quality treatment at the right time and will be able to recognize the appropriate time of referral. I also hope that these guidelines would be regularly updated by ISP incorporating the new evidence on all aspects for the general dentist to be benefitted.