Russell’s Periodontal Indfex & CPITN Probe Seminar For Public Health Dentistry. A periodontal examination is a clinical examination of the periodontium (gums). It is routinely carried out in dentistry and allied specialties. Many different techniques are used around the world. A report by World Health Organization in led to the creation of the Community Periodontal Index of Treatment Needs (CPITN). Use of a special CPITN periodontal probe (or its equivalent) is recommended. For epidemiological purposes in adult populations, 10 specified index teeth are.

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Although the specificity values reached higher scores The difference between the actual prevalence of disease in the sample and that estimated through the test was 23 percentage points. Related items Showing items related by title and MeSH subject. At least 2 teeth must be present in a sextant for it to be scored.

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None, Conflict of Interest: Int J Epidemiol ; 24 Suppl 1: The balance between sensitivity and specificity was attained when the cutoff point was set at moderate. For the purposes of a BPE, all the teeth in a person’s mouth are divided into sextants i. All these methods use the WHO probe. The CPITN is primarily a screening procedure which requires clinical assessment for the presence or absence of periodontal pockets, calculus and gingival bleeding.

Braz Dent J J Clin Periodontol ; Wisdom teeth are not included because pericoronitis and tooth impaction may cause isolated periodontal defects which do not represent the general periodontal condition of the rest of the mouth.


Stratification by age groups, disease severity, and gender was conducted. Contingency tables were constructed to assess sensitivity, specificity, predictive values, cpith ratios, and test-estimated prevalence prevalence estimated by the instrument.

Periodontal status in Rio de Janeiro city Brazil. Effect of examining half the teeth in a partial periodontal recording of older adults. Related articles Community periodontal index of treatment needs benzoyl-DL-arginine napthylamide chronic periodontitis putative periodontal pathogens.

A periodontal examination is a clinical examination of the periodontium gums. Abstract To estimate the prevalence of periodontal disease in a rural population and to assess the periodontal treatment needs, a sample of individuals aged between 7 years and 70 years, from three villages in Ninevah Governorate was examined using the community periodental index of treatment needs to assess their periodontal condition.

The extent and severity index: Two sample calculations were performed one using sensitivity and another with specificity and the largest sample size was chosen.

Community periodontal index of treatment needs CPITN index is commonly used to measure periodontal disease. An indicator of anaerobic periodontal infection.

CPITN and the epidemiology of periodontal disease. Multi-center clinical evaluation of a chair side method for detecting certain periodontal bacteria in periodontal disease.

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Partial indices as indicators of the severity and prevalence of periodontal disease. Used with commonsense nidex an understanding of periodontal disease, the CPITN procedure provides the epidemiologist and the practitioner with a practical means of assessing periodontal treatment needs.

Detailed explanations are given for the evaluation of epidemiological data. The trend for lower values observed for the partial version of the CPITN in the present study may reflect the fact that only ten teeth contribute to the diagnosis Hunt 1 reports an underestimation of periodontitis prevalence when performing half mouth exams.


Errors in measuring parameters associated with periodontal health and disease. In dental practice all teeth are examined and the highest score for each sextant noted.

Assesment of periodontal disease using the CPITN index in rural population in Ninevah, Iraq

Clinical parameters as predictors of destructive periodontal disease activity. Operational characteristics of screening instruments can be assessed by validation studies. Statistical methods for assessing agreement between two methods of clinical measurement. The advantages of the CPITN procedure have become more evident following 7 years of development and field experience.

The FDI-WHO Joint Working Group 1 on periodontal diseases supports the use of the CPITN as an epidemiological screening procedure for periodontal treatment needs in populations and also, in a modified form for screening and monitoring of individuals by dental practitioners.

Even the full CPITN version used in the present study, although examining all teeth, could be considered a partial instrument since the multiplicity of sites is not considered for the diagnosis when a single score is applied for each sextant.

Validity of CPITN’s assumptions of hierarchical occurrence of periodontal conditions in a Kenyan population aged years. If only 1 tooth is present in a sextant, the tooth is included in the adjoining sextant.