The purpose of this study was to determine if patients prefer ultrasonic or hand instruments forperiodontal maintenance. A questionnaire of 13 items was answered by 469 patients in three periodontal offices. The results showed a strong preference (74%) for ultrasonic instruments. The possibility of increased compliance because of this preference is discussed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2003|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Oral Surgery