Important differences in clinical data from third, second, and first generation periodontal probes.


This study compared relative attachment levels (RAL) and probable crevice depths (PCD) from 6 periodontal probes (1 third, 4 second, and 1 first generation). A single clinician recorded RAL and PCD in 6 patients with chronic adult periodontitis (mean age 48.2 years) during two visits (interval: 1 week) using a Latin square examination order. Replicate… (More)


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