Establishment of a new marginal plaque index with high sensitivity for changes in oral hygiene.

@article{Deinzer2014EstablishmentOA,
  title={Establishment of a new marginal plaque index with high sensitivity for changes in oral hygiene.},
  author={Renate Deinzer and Stephan Jahns and Daniela Harnacke},
  journal={Journal of periodontology},
  year={2014},
  volume={85 12},
  pages={
          1730-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND Although several plaque indices exist, they rarely assess in detail the plaque adjacent to the gingival margin, an area most important for periodontal health. This study aims to develop a new marginal plaque index (MPI) and to assess its validity and treatment sensitivity compared to the internationally accepted Turesky modification of the Quigley and Hein Index (TQHI). METHODS Data from two studies with n = 64 and n = 67 participants, respectively, are reported here. Convergence… CONTINUE READING

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