You will find a very extensive description of dental research protocol
in this document:
Obstetrics and Periodontal Therapy (OPT) Study
Manual of Operations
Purpose: To determine if treatment of pregnant women with
periodontitis affects gestational age.
Design: This is a randomized, single-blind, multi-center intervention
trial. Women between 13-16 weeks (inclusive) of gestation will be
enrolled; half will be randomized to receive non-surgical periodontal
therapy during their second trimester of pregnancy and half will
receive treatment after delivery. Enrollment is expected to take 18
months and subjects will be followed until delivery.
Sample Size: 816 women; 204 at each of four enrollment centers.
The document was specifically made available by the US National Institute of
Dental and Craniofacial Research as an example of a high-quality
dental research protocol.
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Clarification of Answer by
11 Mar 2006 11:06 PST
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