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Development and verification of the proximal/marginal plaque index.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8357507     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this study was to compare the ability of experienced and newly trained investigators to use the published Global Plaque Index and a newly developed Proximal/Marginal Index (PMI) that focuses on disclosed plaque at clearly defined proximal and marginal surfaces. Four independent clinical studies were performed, two with each index, on 11 subjects per study. In each study, examinations were conducted before and after brushing, to determine inter- and intra-examiner comparisons over a range of plaque levels. Inter-examiner reliability estimates for the PMI were at a level below Global Plaque index means. Intra-examiner agreement values were similar for both indices. Both scoring systems are considered sufficiently validated to detect product differences in clinical studies.
B J Benson; G Henyon; E Grossman; S Mankodi; N C Sharma
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of clinical dentistry     Volume:  4     ISSN:  0895-8831     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Dent     Publication Date:  1993  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-09-24     Completed Date:  1993-09-24     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8904411     Medline TA:  J Clin Dent     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  14-20     Citation Subset:  D    
Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products, Skillman, New Jersey.
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MeSH Terms
Clinical Competence
Dental Plaque / diagnosis*
Dental Plaque Index*
Observer Variation
Reproducibility of Results

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