Utility of 5 major putative periodontal pathogens and selected clinical parameters to predict periodontal breakdown in patients on maintenance care.

@article{Rams1996UtilityO5,
  title={Utility of 5 major putative periodontal pathogens and selected clinical parameters to predict periodontal breakdown in patients on maintenance care.},
  author={Thomas E. Rams and Max A Listgarten and J\orgen Slots},
  journal={Journal of clinical periodontology},
  year={1996},
  volume={23 4},
  pages={346-54}
}
The predictive utility of 5 major putative periodontopathic microbial species, "superinfecting" organisms, and several clinical periodontal parameters were assessed relative to periodontitis recurrence over a 12-month period in 78 treated adult patients participating in a 3-month maintenance care program. At baseline, pooled subgingival microbial samples were collected from each patient, and whole-mouth evaluations of probing depth, relative periodontal attachment level, furcation involvement… CONTINUE READING