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Patientenakzeptanz nach Umstellung auf «Guided Biofilm Therapy»


Furrer, Céline; Bättig, Regula; Votta, Ivana; Bastendorf, Klaus-Dieter; Schmidlin, Patrick R (2021). Patientenakzeptanz nach Umstellung auf «Guided Biofilm Therapy». Swiss Dental Journal, 131(3):229-234.

Abstract

«Guided Biofilm Therapy» (GBT) represents a systematic, risk and demand-oriented prophylaxis and treatment concept. A significant difference to conventional methods is - above all - the reduced, tissue-friendly and targeted use of ultrasound and hand instruments. The biofilm is consistently shown with suitable color solutions, the oral hygiene instruction and professional tooth cleaning is optimized. The use of suitable powders guarantees a tissue-conserving and targeted removal of biofilm. While individual treatments, techniques and materials have already been well investigated and described, little data is available on patient acceptance. The aim of the present study was to gain an impression of the acceptance of this method in comparison to the conservative-classical recall care mainly based on hand and ultrasound devices in a survey of 100 consecutive patients from the clinic's internal recall system. The overall results were very positive. The powder jet device showed the best acceptance. The aspect fear before/during the recall session was also interesting: At a low level (10%), an additional reduction to 4% occurred, since hand instruments were probably used much less and only very specifically. mConclusion: The use of plaque elevators makes the work in the recall session more efficient, more effective and guarantees ma higher quality control, which is also highly appreciated by patients.

Abstract

«Guided Biofilm Therapy» (GBT) represents a systematic, risk and demand-oriented prophylaxis and treatment concept. A significant difference to conventional methods is - above all - the reduced, tissue-friendly and targeted use of ultrasound and hand instruments. The biofilm is consistently shown with suitable color solutions, the oral hygiene instruction and professional tooth cleaning is optimized. The use of suitable powders guarantees a tissue-conserving and targeted removal of biofilm. While individual treatments, techniques and materials have already been well investigated and described, little data is available on patient acceptance. The aim of the present study was to gain an impression of the acceptance of this method in comparison to the conservative-classical recall care mainly based on hand and ultrasound devices in a survey of 100 consecutive patients from the clinic's internal recall system. The overall results were very positive. The powder jet device showed the best acceptance. The aspect fear before/during the recall session was also interesting: At a low level (10%), an additional reduction to 4% occurred, since hand instruments were probably used much less and only very specifically. mConclusion: The use of plaque elevators makes the work in the recall session more efficient, more effective and guarantees ma higher quality control, which is also highly appreciated by patients.

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Other titles:Patient acceptance of «Guided Biofilm Therapy»
Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Center for Dental Medicine > Clinic of Conservative and Preventive Dentistry
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Scopus Subject Areas:Health Sciences > Dentistry (miscellaneous)
Language:German
Date:8 March 2021
Deposited On:28 Oct 2021 09:45
Last Modified:19 Mar 2024 04:33
Publisher:Schweizerische Zahnärzte-Gesellschaft SSO
ISSN:2296-6498
OA Status:Gold
Free access at:PubMed ID. An embargo period may apply.
PubMed ID:33666383
  • Content: Published Version
  • Language: German