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J Evid Based Dent Pract. 2010 Dec;10(4):230-1. doi: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2010.09.005.

Povidone-iodine may provide small adjunctive benefit to scaling and root planing.

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  • 1Department of Oral Health Practice, Division of Periodontology, University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, 800 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40536-0297, USA. mvthom0@uky.edu

Abstract

ARTICLE TITLE AND BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION:

Systematic review on the effect of rinsing with povidone-iodine during nonsurgical therapy. Sahrmann P, Puhan MA, Attin T, Scmidlin PR. J Periodontal Res 2010;45:153-64.

REVIEWER:

Mark V. Thomas, DMD.

PURPOSE/QUESTION:

In patients with chronic periodontitis, does intrasulcular irrigation with povidone-iodine (PVP-I) offer an adjunctive benefit over conventional scaling and root planing (SRP)?

SOURCE OF FUNDING:

None disclosed. TYPE OF STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review with meta-analysis

LEVEL OF EVIDENCE:

Level 3: Other evidence.

STRENGTH OF RECOMMENDATION GRADE:

Grade C: Consensus, disease-oriented evidence, expert opinion.

PMID:
21093806
DOI:
10.1016/j.jebdp.2010.09.005
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