Saliva and Dental Calculus in Handicapped People

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
University Hospital, Ghent Identifier:
First received: July 3, 2007
Last updated: April 9, 2009
Last verified: April 2009
This is an evaluation of potential differences in saliva composition and dental calculus composition between orally fed and tube fed individuals in an institutional environment.

Condition Intervention
Disabled Persons
Procedure: saliva sampling + dental calculus collection

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Safety Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: The Relationship Between Saliva and Dental Calculus in a Population of Institutionalized Handicapped Persons

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by University Hospital, Ghent:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Saliva composition and dental calculus composition

Estimated Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: June 2007
Study Completion Date: September 2008
Primary Completion Date: September 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   5 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • handicapped (mentally and/or physically) persons in an institute
  • older than 5 years of age
  • both sexes
  • full medical records available

Exclusion Criteria:

  • healthy individuals
  • disabled individuals not staying in an institution
  Contacts and Locations
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the Contacts provided below. For general information, see Learn About Clinical Studies.

Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00495989

University Hospital Ghent
Ghent, Belgium, 9000
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Ghent
Principal Investigator: Johan Aps, DDS, MSc, PhD University Hospital, Ghent
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Johan Aps, University Hospital Ghent Identifier: NCT00495989     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2007/197 
Study First Received: July 3, 2007
Last Updated: April 9, 2009
Health Authority: Belgium: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by University Hospital, Ghent:
Handicapped individuals

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Dental Calculus
Dental Deposits
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical
Stomatognathic Diseases
Tooth Diseases processed this record on May 24, 2016