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Supplement Focuses on Periodontal Disease Surveillance



The American Academy of Peridontology (AAP) has published the papers presented at the 2006 American Association of Dental Research symposium, Development of Self-Reported Measures for Surveillance of Periodontitis ib a July 2007 supplement to the Journal of Periodontology. These papers highlight activities of an independent periodontal disease surveillance work group convened by the CDC Division of Oral Health in collaboration with the AAP to examine using self-reported measures for population-based surveillance of periodontal disease in the United States.

The supplement provides reports on the background and perspectives on surveillance of periodontal disease, case definitions for population-based surveillance of periodontal disease, analytical methods and assessments of self-report measures for surveillance in multiple datasets, and field-testing of promising self-report questions.

Full-text Articles Available

The supplement includes the following article that describes the general purpose of the workgroup:

Eke PI, Genco RJ. CDC periodontal disease surveillance project: background, objectives, and progress report. J Periodontol 2007;78(7 Suppl):1366–1372. View full text. [PDF–305K]

The following articles have been posted with permission from the American Academy of Periodontology:

Dye BA, Thornton-Evans G. A brief history of national surveillance efforts for periodontal disease in the United States. J Periodontol 2007;78(7 Suppl):1380–1386. View full text. [PDF–103K]

Miller K, Eke PI, Schoua-Glusberg A. Cognitive evaluation of self-report questions for surveillance of periodontitis. J Periodontol 2007;78(7 Suppl):1455–1462. View full text. [PDF–168K]

Page RC, Eke PI. Case definitions for use in population-based surveillance of periodontitis. J Periodontol 2007;78(7 Suppl):1387–1399. View full text. [PDF–185K]

Tomar SL. Public health perspectives on surveillance for periodontal diseases. J Periodontol 2007;78(7 Suppl):1380–1386. View full text. [PDF–130K]

See the main issue for an editorial and invited commentary on the supplement:

Giannobile WV. Periodontal surveillance – implications in the promotion of public health. J Periodontol 2007;78(7):1177–1177.

Maas W, Genco RJ. CDC periodontal disease surveillance project could help states plug data gaps. J Periodontol 2007;78(7):1178–1178.

Additional information is available about the CDC Work Group on Periodontal Disease Surveillance and a CDC-sponsored conference held in 2003 on public health implications of chronic periodontal infections in adults.

For more information about this project, please contact oralhealth@cdc.gov.

 

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