A Clinical Evaluation of the Cavitron Portable Prophylaxis Unit,
SCHOOL OF AVIATION MEDICINE RANDOLPH AFB TEX
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A clinical evaluation of the ultrasonic scaling technic was carried out on 240 military subjects. The ultrasonic technic was found to be as effective as the conventional scaling method in the removal of calculus while the conventional oral prophylaxis technic was superior to the ultrasonic method in the removal of stain. Most of the subjects preferred the ultrasonic method of oral prophylaxis over the conventional scaling technic. No statistical difference in tooth sensitivity or tissue trauma was noted between the two scaling technics.
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