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periodontal disease index of Russell

(PI) An assessment tool, named after A. L. Russell, a contemporary American dentist, that estimates the degree of periodontal disease present by measuring gingival inflammation ...

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A Dictionary of Dentistry (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2020
Subject:
Medicine and health, Dentistry
Length:
295 words

...periodontal disease index of Russell ( PI ) An assessment tool, named after A. L. Russell , a contemporary American dentist, that estimates the degree of periodontal disease present by measuring gingival inflammation and bone loss. It is used for measuring periodontal disease in population surveys. Each tooth is scored separately according to defined criteria; the higher the score, the more marked the periodontal disease. The population score equals the average for the individual scores in the population examined. Periodontal disease index of...

periodontal disease index of Russell

periodontal disease index of Russell  

(PI)An assessment tool, named after A. L. Russell, a contemporary American dentist, that estimates the degree of periodontal disease present by measuring gingival inflammation and bone loss. It is ...
periodontal disease index

periodontal disease index  

(PDI)A method of assessing the periodontal status, first defined by Ramfjord in 1967, and used to establish the need for treatment and to evaluate the results following treatment. It is a ...
periodontal disease index

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A Dictionary of Dentistry (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2020
Subject:
Medicine and health, Dentistry
Length:
123 words

...periodontal disease index ( PDI ) A method of assessing the periodontal status, first defined by Ramfjord in 1967 , and used to establish the need for treatment and to evaluate the results following treatment. It is a modification of the periodontal disease index of Russell . Six teeth are examined and scored for gingivitis , calculus and plaque deposits, mobility , lack of tooth contact, and depth of gingival crevice (mobility and lack of tooth contact may be omitted). The PDI is the total of the scores for each tooth divided by the number of teeth...

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