PocketPerio

Description:

Background

In 2017, the updated classification of Periodontal and Peri-implant Diseases and Conditions was proposed and recommended for its use by the American Academy of Periodontology and the European Federation of Periodontology. The proposed changes were summarized in 20 articles simultaneously published in the Journal of Periodontology and Journal of Clinical Periodontology in June 2018. Feedback provided by periodontists, other dental specialists, general dentists, and undergraduate dental students has suggested that they found the new classification challenging to comprehend and apply chairside, therefore potentially introducing a risk of patient mismanagement.

 

Technology Overview

Researchers at UTHealth have developed the PocketPerio phone application to enhance learner’s understanding of the 2017 Classification and apply it to the dentist’s chairside to make more accurate and consistent periodontal diagnoses.

Each proposed diagnosis follows by the suggested treatment approaches. Both proposed diagnoses and treatment suggestions are based on the available evidence in the literature, including the publications released by the AAP in the special “2017 Classification” issues of the Journal of Periodontology and Journal of Clinical Periodontology in June 2018.

 

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Intellectual Property Status

Software available for licensing.

 

Referenced Publications

Caton, J, Armitage, G, Berglundh, T, et al. J Periodontol. 2018; 89 or J Clin Periodontol. 2018; 45

 

About the Creators

Nikola Angelov, DDS, MS, PhD is Professor and Chair of the Department of Periodontics and Dental Hygiene at UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston.

 

Karren Komitas, DMD, MDSc, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Periodontics and Dental Hygiene at UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston.

 

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Patent Information:

The preceding is intended to be a non-confidential and limited description of a novel technology created at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). This promotional material is not comprehensive in scope and should not replace company’s diligence in a thorough evaluation of the technology. Please contact the Office of Technology Management for more information regarding this technology.
Category(s):
Diagnostics
Software
For Information, Contact:
Christine Flynn
Associate Director, Licensing and New Venture Development
University of Texas Health Science Center At Houston
Christine.Flynn@uth.tmc.edu
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