Condition category
Oral Health
Date applied
31/01/2002
Date assigned
31/01/2002
Last edited
06/09/2007
Prospective/Retrospective
Retrospectively registered
Overall trial status
Completed
Recruitment status
No longer recruiting

Plain English Summary

Not provided at time of registration

Trial website

Contact information

Type

Scientific

Primary contact

Dr Jan E. Clarkson

ORCID ID

Contact details

Dental Health Services Research Unit
Dundee Dental Hospital and School
Park Place
Dundee
DD1 4HR
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1382 425751
j.e.clarkson@dundee.ac.uk

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

N/A

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

Study hypothesis

Not provided at time of registration

Ethics approval

Not provided at time of registration

Study design

Randomised controlled trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Other

Trial type

Treatment

Patient information sheet

Condition

Routine dental scale and polish

Intervention

Normal routine scaling by one of:
1. Manual
2. Ultrasonic application combined with polishing

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Not provided at time of registration

Secondary outcome measures

Not provided at time of registration

Overall trial start date

01/04/2001

Overall trial end date

01/06/2001

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

Dentist recruitment:
All dental vocational trainees and general dental professional trainees in Aberdeen, Dundee, and Perth were eligible.

Patient recruitment:
The patient, attending for routine check-up appointment, should be:
1. Adult
2. Dentate
3. Generally fit and well
4. Not fitted with a pacemaker
5. Agreeable to receiving a scale and polish at that visit

Consecutive patients, who met the inclusion criteria, were to be invited to participate in the study up to a limit of 16 per dentist.

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Adult

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

Not provided at time of registration

Participant exclusion criteria

Not provided at time of registration

Recruitment start date

01/04/2001

Recruitment end date

01/06/2001

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

Dental Health Services Research Unit
Dundee
DD1 4HR
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

Scottish Council for Postgraduate Dental and Medical Education (UK)

Sponsor details

c/o Dundee Dental Hospital and School
Park Place
Dundee
DD1 4HR
United Kingdom

Sponsor type

Government

Website

http://scpmde-edu.dundee.ac.uk/

Funders

Funder type

Government

Funder name

Scottish Council for Postgraduate Dental and Medical Education (UK)

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

Funder name

Scottish Executive's Chief Scientist Office (UK) - via Dental Health Services Research Unit

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

Results and Publications

Publication and dissemination plan

Not provided at time of registration

Intention to publish date

Participant level data

Not provided at time of registration

Results - basic reporting

Publication summary

Results inhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=pubmed&dopt=Abstract&list_uids=15975140

Publication citations

  1. Bonner BC, Young L, Smith PA, McCombes W, Clarkson JE, A randomised controlled trial to explore attitudes to routine scale and polish and compare manual versus ultrasonic scaling in the general dental service in Scotland [ISRCTN99609795]., BMC Oral Health, 2005, 5, 3, doi: 10.1186/1472-6831-5-3.

Additional files

Editorial Notes