Community Periodontal Index of Treatment Needs


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Com·mu·ni·ty Pe·ri·o·don·tal In·dex of Treat·ment Needs

(CPITN) (kŏ-myū'ni-tē per'ē-ō-don'tăl in'deks trēt'mĕnt nēdz)
An assessment of periodontal treatment needs that divides the mouth into sextants and uses a standard probe for examinations.

Com·mu·ni·ty Pe·ri·o·don·tal In·dex of Treat·ment Needs

(CPITN) (kŏ-myū'ni-tē per'ē-ō-don'tăl in'deks trēt'mĕnt nēdz)
An assessment of periodontal requirements that divides mouth into sextants and uses a standard probe for examinations.

Community Periodontal Index of Treatment Needs (CPITN),

n.pr an assessment tool used to establish periodontal treatment priorities for individual children and adults or groups.
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