Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104

  • Premature Birth


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.


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



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
George A Macones, M.D.
University of Pennsylvania

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Location Contact:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
United States

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Site Status: N/A

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Date Processed: April 03, 2020

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