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Reproducibility of probing attachment level measurements



Reproducibility of probing attachment level measurements



Journal of Clinical Periodontology 11(7): 475-485



The reproducibility of probing attachment level measurements in incisors, cuspids and premolars was studied in 2 groups of patients with severely advanced periodontal disease. Approximately 90% of the recordings could be reproduced within .+-. 1.0 mm difference. This was found for intraexaminer as well as interexaminer comparisons of 2 examiners. Measurements using only margins for reference point demonstrated somewhat less variability than the use of cementoenamel junction for reference. The level of reproducibility varied notably between patients and was improved following nonsurgical periodontal therapy. Also, the reproducibility varied significantly between tooth types, tooth surfaces and probing pocket depths. In clinical studies, the evaluation of the healing response of individual lesions should include consideration of the variability of repeated measurments for each of the investigated tooth sites.

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Accession: 006315233

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PMID: 6589244

DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-051x.1984.tb01347.x


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