Longitudinal study of predictive factors for periodontal disease and tooth loss.

@article{Machtei1999LongitudinalSO,
  title={Longitudinal study of predictive factors for periodontal disease and tooth loss.},
  author={Eli E. Machtei and Ernest Hausmann and Robert G Dunford and Sara G. Grossi and Alex W. Ho and Gillian Davis and James R Chandler and Joseph J. Zambon and Robert J. Genco},
  journal={Journal of clinical periodontology},
  year={1999},
  volume={26 6},
  pages={374-80}
}
Longitudinal assessment of risk factors for periodontal disease is necessary to provide evidence that a putative risk factor or risk indicator is a true risk factor. The purpose of the present study was to explore longitudinally a variety of markers as possible periodontal risk factors in subjects with little or no periodontal disease at baseline. 415 subjects with mild or little periodontal disease were examined: medical and dental history; socioeconomic profile, clinical measurements… CONTINUE READING