Suitability of gingival indices for use in therapeutic trials. Is bleeding a sine qua non?

@article{Barnett1996SuitabilityOG,
  title={Suitability of gingival indices for use in therapeutic trials. Is bleeding a sine qua non?},
  author={Michael L. Barnett},
  journal={Journal of clinical periodontology},
  year={1996},
  volume={23 6},
  pages={582-6}
}
A number of gingival indices have been described which include visual and invasive components, either separately or in combination. In selecting indices for use in gingivitis therapeutic trials, some investigators maintain that only invasive indices should be used, since indices that include a bleeding-on-provocation component are deemed to be the most… CONTINUE READING