The Effect of Using Mobile Applications for Improving Oral Hygiene
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03109769|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 12, 2017
Results First Posted : November 1, 2017
Last Update Posted : November 1, 2017
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Orthodontic Appliance Complication||Behavioral: Mobile phone application Behavioral: Verbal oral hygiene instructions||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||44 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Triple (Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)|
|Official Title:||The Effect of Using Mobile Applications for Improving Oral Hygiene in Patients With Orthodontic Fixed Appliances: A Randomized Controlled Trial|
|Actual Study Start Date :||February 12, 2016|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||July 25, 2016|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||November 4, 2016|
Experimental: Mobile phone application
Subjects in this group received a mobile phone application that sends active reminder notifications of oral hygiene 3 times a day.
|Behavioral: Mobile phone application|
Active Comparator: Verbal oral hygiene instructions
Subjects in this group received verbal oral hygiene instructions during their regular orthodontic visits every 4 weeks.
|Behavioral: Verbal oral hygiene instructions|
- Change in Plaque Index [ Time Frame: At baseline and after 4 weeks. ]Plaque index: 0, no plaque, 1, plaque seen on the tip of the explorer or with disclosing agent, 2. plaque seen with the naked eye, 3, abundance of plaque.
- Change in Gingival Index [ Time Frame: At baseline and after 4 weeks. ]Gingival index: 0, normal gingiva, 1, mild inflammation - slight change in color, slight edema and no bleeding on probing, 2, moderate inflammation - redness, edema and glazing and bleeding on probing, 3, severe inflammation - marked redness and edema, ulceration and tendency to spontaneous bleeding.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03109769
|Principal Investigator:||Omar H AlKadhi, BDS, MS||Riyadh Colleges of Dentistry and Pharmacy|