Various authors have recently been interested in shining light on the problem of scientific evidence-based periodontal prognosis. Dr. Pedro Martínez-Canut is one of the leading current exponents, and the manual now in your hands is a contribution towards the development of modern periodontology.
This book is the result of the enthusiasm that, throughout his professional life, the author has shown for unravelling the mysteries whereby some patients, and in them some teeth, resist the ravages of time and periodontal disease, yet others do not. After analysing an enormous amount of data over 25 years, his conclusions contribute towards a greater precision in establishing the prognosis of patients' teeth.
The text introduces a system for assigning comprehensive periodontal prognosis by integrating overall prognosis and individual tooth prognosis, and includes the following contributions: Development of Perioproject, a prediction model of tooth loss due to periodontitis; development of the LTO index (Long-term outcome index) to identify, at baseline, the reduced percentage of patients with the highest risk of tooth loss, as well as identifying the two different profiles of patients (Type 1 and Type 2) associated with bruxism and at risk of losing more teeth, and development of the LTOP system to assign periodontal prognosis by integrating the LTO index and the estimated survival time assigned to periodontally involved teeth with Perioproject.
Dr. Pedro Martinez Canut, graduate in Medicine and Surgery, Faculty of Medicine of Valencia, 1981.
Specialist in Stomatology, School of Stomatology, Faculty of Medicine of Valencia, 1985
PhD in Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry of Valencia, 1986.
Certificate in Periodontology, Columbia University, New York 1986-1988.
Professor of Periodontology, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Valencia, 1991 (ceased in 2000) and founder of the Postgraduate Course in Periodontology at the same Faculty.
Author of international publications, author of two pioneering textbooks on periodontal prognosis, and contributor to other dental textbooks.