Smoking Cessation May Promote Additional Benefits to Non-Surgical Periodontal Therapy in Adults With Chronic Periodontitis

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ARTICLE TITLE AND BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATIONEffect of smoking cessation on non-surgical periodontal therapy: results after 24 months.Rosa EF, Corraini P, Inoue G, Gomes EF, Guglielmetti MR, Sanda SR, Lotufo JPB, Romito GA, Pannuti CM.J Clin Periodontol 2014;41(12):1145–53.REVIEWERTiago Fiorini, DDS, MSD, PhDPURPOSE/QUESTIONTo assess the adjunctive effect of smoking cessation in non-surgical therapy of smoking subjects with severe chronic periodontitisSOURCE OF FUNDINGGovernment: São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) Grant 07/54494-3TYPE OF STUDY/DESIGN“Quasi-Experimental” clinical trial (non-randomized clinical trial)LEVEL OF EVIDENCELevel 2: Limited-quality, patient-oriented evidenceSTRENGTH OF RECOMMENDATION GRADENot applicable

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