The Miller McEntire Periodontal Prognostic Index (i.e., “The Perio Report Card”) Usage in Practice
The Miller McEntire Periodontal Prognostic Index (MMPPI) is a simple, powerful, evidenced-based, statistically validated, and accurate motivational tool which can be used daily in clinical practice with all patients. Its usage is not limited to patients presenting with periodontitis but is routinely used with periodontally healthy patients. In other words, the MMPPI can be used for all patients. The benefits to the patient are that they better understand their long-term periodontal prognosis of 15 and 30 years. It also encourages patients to make lifestyle changes to improve their overall health including smoking cessation, blood sugar control, and compliance to their recommended preventative periodontal maintenance frequency. Accurate prognosis can be determined by scoring the most periodontally involved molar that you plan to keep. The strength of the MMPPI is that it translates clinical outcomes into patient value.
KeywordsPeriodontal prognosis Smoking cessation Compliance to periodontal therapy Patient motivation Patient value MMPPI
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