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Routine scale and polish for periodontal health in adults

  • Protocol
  • Intervention

Authors

  • A Forgie,

    Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry, Corresponding author
    1. University of Dundee Dental Hospital and School, Restorative Dentistry, Dundee, Scotland, UK
    • A Forgie, Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry, Restorative Dentistry, University of Dundee Dental Hospital and School, Park Place, Dundee, Scotland, DD1 4HN, UK. a.h.forgie@dundee.ac.uk.

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  • P Beirne,

  • HV Worthington,

  • JE Clarkson


Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

(1) To determine the beneficial and harmful effects of routine scales and polishes for periodontal health.
To test the null hypothesis of no difference between beneficial and harmful effects of routine scale and polish and no treatment or treatment as necessary.

(2) To determine the beneficial and harmful effects of different scale and polish intervals on periodontal health.
To test the null hypothesis of no difference between the beneficial and harmful effects of different time intervals between routine scale and polish.

(3) To compare the effects of a routine scale and polish provided by a dentist or PDC (therapist and hygienist) on periodontal health.
To test the null hypothesis of no difference between beneficial and harmful effects of different health professionals providing a routine scale and polish.