Study Comparing Two Different Methods of Treating Periodontal Disease
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00127244|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 5, 2005
Last Update Posted : December 2, 2010
The purposes of this study are to:
- compare the clinical effectiveness of a traditional and a medical model of periodontal therapy; and
- determine the value of the two approaches to periodontal therapy.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Periodontal Diseases||Procedure: Periodontal Treatment||Phase 2|
This application was developed to test the following hypothesis: A medical model of periodontal therapy, when compared to a traditional model, is as clinically effective, is more valuable, and can be realistically implemented in clinical practice. To accomplish this task a prospective, blinded, community based, cohort trial will be carried out. Two analytical techniques will be employed to compare the outcomes of periodontal therapy: clinical effectiveness and value. The two primary outcome variables for assessing clinical effectiveness will be clinician centered (attachment level) and patient centered (quality of life). The key outcome variable for value determination is cost of care. Value is then determined by dividing the outcome by the cost of care. Thus a similar outcome at reduced cost increases value. This facilitates calculating cost-effectiveness and cost-utility of care, preparing decision analysis trees, and carrying out sensitivity analysis.
There are two significant reasons for testing a medical model of care. If the hypothesis is correct:
- this would increase access to periodontal care; and
- it would offer a cost-effective method to treat periodontal infections that are correlated with systemic health problems.
These points argue for a direct comparison of the medical and traditional models of care.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Enrollment :||400 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Official Title:||Outcomes of Traditional and Medical Models of Periodontal Therapy|
|Study Start Date :||June 2000|
|Study Completion Date :||October 2004|
- Clinical attachment loss
- Quality of life
- Tooth loss
- Plaque accumulation
- Bleeding on probing
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00127244
|United States, Massachusetts|
|The Forsyth Institute|
|Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02115|
|Principal Investigator:||Richard Niederman||The Forsyth Institute|