Probing Depth Is Not a Reliable Predictor for Changes in Periodontitis

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Abstract

Article Title and Bibliographic Information

Are changes in probing depth a reliable predictor of change in clinical attachment loss?

Article Title and Bibliographic Information

Michalowicz BS, Hodges JS, Pihlstrom BE.

Article Title and Bibliographic Information

J Am Dent Assoc 2013;144 (2):171-8.

Reviewer

Paul I. Eke, PhD, MPH, PhD

Purpose/Question

The authors sought to examine the utility of using changes in probing depth (PD) for predicting changes in clinical attachment loss (CAL) in clinical trials

Source of Funding

Not provided

Type of Study/design

Secondary analysis of data from clinical trials

Level of evidence

Level 2: limited-quality patient-oriented evidence

Strength of Recommendation Grade

Not applicable

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