Long-term clinical observation is the final test.
Saint Louis, Missouri (PRWEB) August 13, 2012
Private practitioners who evaluate dental products for an independent, non-profit, dental education and product testing foundation, Clinicians Report® (April, 2012) rated the Perio Tray® from Perio Protect, LLC a dental (periodontic) product that “Real-World Practitioners Use and Value Most.” This survey of products is conducted twice a decade and the designation is reserved for the best products in dentistry, based on the long-term opinions and observations of clinical success.
The Perio Tray® was cleared by the FDA in 2004 as a prescription medical device for home use, designed to place solutions prescribed by the dentist into both shallow and deep periodontal pockets. The Perio Tray® is uniquely designed to seal precisely against the gums to prevent leakage of medication. This is what makes the Perio Tray® unique –– its ability not only to deliver medication to periodontal pockets that harbor active gingival infection, but also to keep it there long enough to have real therapeutic effect.
In studies recently published in The Journal of Clinical Dentistry, the Perio Tray® delivery of medication combined with SRP (scaling and root planing) was found effective against gingival infections, with more significant reductions in bleeding and pocket probing depths than SRP alone. The tray delivery simply makes SRP better. Full article reprints are available at: [http://www.perioprotect.com/research.asp __title__ Perio Protect Research].
Independent controlled clinical trials provide important evidence for dental professionals, but, for the wet-gloved dentist for whom controlled conditions are rarely available, real-world experience is highly valued too. Clinicians Report was founded in 1976 by clinicians who wanted to test dental products and disseminate independent results to colleagues. Survey results of products like the Perio Tray represent years of successful use in dental practice by “Real-World” practitioners. Based on long-term clinical observations, the results from Clinicians Report give dentists greater confidence to identify products that will benefit their patients and to make the best educated product purchases.