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The Effectiveness Focused on Professional Mechanical Tooth Cleaning for Implant Patients Management
Int J Clin Prev Dent 2019;15(1):38-47
Published online March 30, 2019;
© 2019 International Journal of Clinical Preventive Dentistry.

Min Jeong Cho

Research Institute Clinical Dentistry, Praha Dental Clinic, Busan, Korea
Correspondence to: Min Jeong Cho, E-mail:prahaoral@,
Received December 19, 2018; Revised January 21, 2019; Accepted January 21, 2019.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Objective: This study was to evaluate the effectiveness and optimal management interval of professional mechanical tooth cleaning (PMTC)-based preventive management program in 28 healthy adults with implantation.
Methods: Volunteers who had finished the dental implant and prosthodontic appliances at the Research institute of Praha Dental Clinic in Busan city, from January in 2018 have participated in this clinical experiment. All participants had promised to visit dental clinic 6 times during 6 months and receive the oral examination for the dental plaque test and gingival test and answered the questionnaire after supplying the PMTC care one by one, at every dental visit.
Results: 1. Improved oral hygiene control score difference (7.61 points) and gingival index difference (−0.53 index) demonstrated the effectiveness of the preventive care program according to PMTC application (p<0.05). 2. For the periodic state of the oral hygiene and gingival condition according to the general characteristics, it revealed better oral hygiene in younger aged subjects and lower gingival index (p<0.05). Oral hygiene score and gingival state were better in the group with the job (p<0.05). It was found that subjects with fewer implants are better at oral hygiene (p<0.05). 3. It was found to be highly relevant in order of age and occupation, occupations and the numbers of the implant tooth, sex and occupation, age and the numbers of the implant (p<0.05).
Conclusion: Research is needed on attitudes and oral care consciousness for maintaining and managing implantation in patients after implant treatment. Also, research is needed to observe and analyze oral health changes between those who are continuously managed by preventive care programs and those who do not.
Keywords : dental implant, dental plaque, gingival index, oral hygiene
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