Trevor L P Watts

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PURPOSE Previous studies have indicated that health beliefs are related to the periodontal disease status and treatment behaviour of patients. However, it is possible that treatment may affect a patient's health beliefs and thus complicate this issue. The present study therefore looked for changes in health control beliefs and oral health impacts in(More)
Expiratory resistive loads elicit compensatory reflexes in the neonate which regulate end-expiratory lung volume (EEV). This study investigated the coordination of laryngeal and diaphragmatic activities when awake neonatal lambs were exposed to a single breath expiratory resistive load. The lambs were chronically instrumented for recording trans-upper(More)
PURPOSE Previous studies have compared the use of interdental brushes and dental floss. However, none have attempted to compare their effects on subgingival plaque. Nor have smokers been excluded from previous studies, where they may have affected the assessment of gingival inflammation. MATERIALS AND METHODS The present study compared, in untreated(More)
The aim of this study was to test adjunctive insertion of 1% metronidazole gel into furcation areas during periodontal maintenance. Ten patients were selected with paired, contralateral, Class II or III furcation involvements that also bled on constant force probing. Bleeding on probing (BOP) and gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) were measured as experimental(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the effect of once a day toothcleaning with once in 2 days toothcleaning in patients with advanced periodontitis. MATERIAL AND METHODS Twenty-two patients, aged 34-54 years were given intensive oral hygiene (OH) and half their mouth root planed with re-assessment 6 weeks later. The patients were randomised into either a once a day(More)