PROCESS OF ADAPTATION FOR SPAIN OF THE EUROPEAN FEDERATION OF PERIODONTOLOGY (EFP) LEVEL S3 CLINICAL PRACTICE GUIDELINE (CPG).
Dr Nart, vice-president of SEPA, together with other clinicians, has participated in the Guidelines for the Treatment of Periodontitis stages 1-3, at European level, organized by the European Federation of Periodontology, and published in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology (number 1 in dentistry).
It has also collaborated in its adaptation in Spain by the Spanish Society of Periodontology and Osseointegration SEPA, thus becoming the first medical-legal document in dentistry existing in our country.
WHAT IS THE USEFULNESS OF THE GUIDE AT PRACTICAL LEVELS?
A clinical guide is a guideline or protocol that is useful above all for the clinician and helps to treat all patients in a standardized manner, since it has been observed that if these recommendations are followed there is a general improvement.
The adaptation for Spain of the clinical practice guide level S3 of the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP), based on the existing clinical evidence, is a very effective reference for the dentist with which he/she can continue training and improving at a clinical level as well as enriching his/her knowledge on the subject. In addition, thanks to this, the dentist is able to follow standardized recommendations when treating patients with periodontitis.
These guidelines allow the dentist to know how to act at all times and what treatment should be carried out according to the stage of the periodontitis and help the doctor to know how the patient’s disease will evolve in order to prevent possible complications. It has been observed that if the professionals treat in the homogeneous and standardized way provided in the clinical practice guide, according to the scientific evidence, it means an improvement in terms of treatment results.
DIRECT BENEFITS FROM THE USE OF THE GUIDE
The use of the clinical guideline, in this case to treat stage I-III periodontitis, is not only beneficial for the dentist but also for the patient.
On one hand, the clinician is able to obtain good results, since it has been scientifically proven that by following these guidelines the results obtained will be beneficial.
On the other hand, the patient can trust his dentist even more, since he knows what is being done to him at all times and knows how his dentist will act in the next visits, as well as observing the good results of the treatment.
This adoption of the clinical practice guideline mainly discusses the different steps in the treatment of stage I-III periodontitis and the maintenance phase.
First of all, it gives a brief explanation about the original work, summary, introduction and clinical relevance, the aim of the guideline, methodology and periodontal diagnosis and classification.
Then it talks about the different steps in the treatment of periodontitis and the maintenance phase. In this section there are different clinical recommendations and the methodology used is based on questions.
The last Section
In the last part, it explains the process of adaptation for Spain of the clinical practice guide level S3 of the European Federation of Periodontology.
Finally, it is recommended that all clinicians, especially those who are specialized in periodontology, have knowledge of these clinical