Hall’s Critical Decisions in Periodontology and Dental Implantology, fifth edition, is intended as a reference for general dentists, dental specialists, residents, dental hygienists, and those preparing for specialty board exams. To fulfill its purpose to streamline clinical examination, and to aid in diagnosis for clinical situations routinely seen in practice, clinical situations are presented in the form of a decision tree.
The decision tree algorithm promotes logical review of possible risks, alternatives, consequences, resource requirements, and probable outcomes. More than 100 clinical experts contributed to discuss their logic and thought processes in various clinical situations. The text is organized to take the reader through the decision making process beginning with the examination and continuing through comprehensive periodontal and dental implant therapies.