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Periodontal Infection and Prematurity Study

This study has been terminated.
(Protocol Expired. Terminated by IRB)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Pennsylvania Identifier:
First received: June 30, 2005
Last updated: August 12, 2016
Last verified: August 2016
This research project is a multi-center double-blind, parallel, randomized, controlled clinical trial design comparing the efficacy of dental scaling and root planing to control treatment (superficial cleaning) for the prevention of preterm birth in pregnant women with periodontal disease.

Condition Intervention Phase
Periodontal Diseases
Premature Birth
Procedure: Scaling and root planing
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Periodontal Infection and Prematurity Study

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Further study details as provided by University of Pennsylvania:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Whether screening and treating periodontal disease using scaling and root planing early in pregnancy can reduce the incidence of spontaneous preterm birth <35 weeks [ Time Frame: 9 months ]

Estimated Enrollment: 2100
Study Start Date: October 2004
Study Completion Date: February 2009
Primary Completion Date: February 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1 Procedure: Scaling and root planing
Scaling and root planing
Placebo Comparator: 2 Procedure: Scaling and root planing
Scaling and root planing


Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Gestational age between 6 and 20 completed weeks

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Periodontal treatment during the pregnancy
  • Antibiotic use within 2 weeks of enrollment
  • Use of antimicrobial mouthwash within 2 weeks
  • Multiple gestation
  • Known mitral valve prolapse
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00116974

United States, Pennsylvania
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19104
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Pennsylvania
Principal Investigator: George A Macones, M.D. University of Pennsylvania
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: University of Pennsylvania Identifier: NCT00116974     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 801404
Study First Received: June 30, 2005
Last Updated: August 12, 2016

Keywords provided by University of Pennsylvania:
Dental scaling

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Periodontal Diseases
Gingival Diseases
Premature Birth
Mouth Diseases
Stomatognathic Diseases
Obstetric Labor, Premature
Obstetric Labor Complications
Pregnancy Complications processed this record on May 25, 2017