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SRP in Combination With PERIOWAVE in Comparison to SRP Alone in Chronic Periodontitis

This study is currently recruiting patients

Verified by Ondine Research Laboratories April 2006

Sponsored by: Ondine Research Laboratories
Information provided by: Ondine Research Laboratories
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00296881


This study is to determine whether scaling and root planning (SRP) followed by photodynamic disinfection results in improved outcomes that persist over time in adults with chronic periodontitis when compared with subjects with SRP alone.

Condition Intervention Phase
Periodontitis Device: PERIOWAVE Phase IV

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Treatment, Randomized, Single Blind, Active Control, Parallel Assignment, Safety/Efficacy Study

Official Title: Clinical Outcomes Following Non-Surgical Treatment of Chronic Periodontitis, Using Scaling and Root Planing (SRP) in Conjunction With PerioWave, Compared to SRP Alone

Further study details as provided by Ondine Research Laboratories:
Primary Outcomes: Increase in Clinical Attachment Level; Decrease in Periodontal Pocket Depth
Secondary Outcomes: Reduction in Bleeding on Probing
Expected Total Enrollment:  80

Study start: April 2006

Extensive research has shown that lethal photosensitization with low levels of laser light is an effective method of killing numerous types of organisms. This therapy avoids the use of antibiotics along with their potential side effects. The initial application of this therapy to the oral cavity is particularly appropriate since the therapy can be applied topically either in a specific or general fashion, killing is immediate and resistance is unlikely as it is free radical-mediated. In addition, the disease states being treated (gingivitis & periodontitis) are highly prevalent and associated with significant morbidity. The equipment and costs of this therapy are simple, easily applied and relatively inexpensive compared with current therapies. Based on the scientific data to date this therapy has the potential of significantly improving the oral health of those affected.

This is a pivotal, prospective, randomized, examiner blinded, multicenter study to evaluate the effect of a single treatment of photodynamic disinfection in adults with chronic periodontal disease.


Ages Eligible for Study:  18 Years and above,  Genders Eligible for Study:  Both

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. The subject is capable of giving informed consent
  2. Subject is willing to sign a consent form
  3. Adult male or female ≥ the age of 18
  4. Having been diagnosed with chronic periodontitis
  5. >18 fully erupted teeth
  6. Has had no periodontal instrumentation in the four months prior to the initiation of study treatment
  7. Subject has at least 4 sites with pocket depth of 6-9 mm in at least two quadrants of the mouth.
  8. Subject is willing and able to return for treatment and evaluation procedures scheduled throughout the course of this clinical study

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Is pregnant or nursing or who plans to become pregnant in the next 4 months
  2. Having significant liver disease by subject report
  3. Having an active malignancy of any type by subject report
  4. Having chronic disease or diminished mental capacity that would mitigate the ability to comply with the protocol
  5. Having any significant chronic disease (either acute or chronic) with concomitant oral manifestations that in the opinion of the investigator would interfere with evaluation of safety or efficacy of PerioWave®
  6. Having an active periapical abscess or periodontal abscess
  7. Treatment with antibiotics with in the 1-month period prior to beginning the study or any systemic condition which requires antibiotic coverage for routine periodontal procedures (e.g. heart conditions, joint replacements, etc) by report of the subject
  8. History of acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis
  9. Known allergy to Methylene Blue
  10. Has glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency by subject report
  11. Currently uses anti-coagulant therapy at therapeutic doses
  12. Currently uses photosensitizing medications
  13. Participated in investigational treatment in the last 30 days or expectation for using a separate investigational treatment during the time of the study

Location and Contact Information

Please refer to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov identifier  NCT00296881

Jean E Suvan, DipDH      +44 20 7915 2335    j.suvan@eastman.ucl.ac.uk

United Kingdom
UCL Eastman Dental Institute, London,  WC1X 8LD,  United Kingdom; Recruiting
Nikos Donos, DDS, MS, PhD,  Principal Investigator

Study chairs or principal investigators

Nikos Donos, DDS, MS, PhD,  Principal Investigator,  University College London, Eastman Dental Institute   

More Information

Study ID Numbers:  ORL-0605-3
Last Updated:  April 5, 2006
Record first received:  February 23, 2006
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:  NCT00296881
Health Authority: United Kingdom: Research Ethics Committee
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on 2006-09-29

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