This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition periodontitis
Treatment periowave
Phase phase 4
Sponsor Ondine Research Laboratories
Start date April 2006
End date December 2007
Trial size 80 participants
Trial identifier NCT00296881, ORL-0605-3


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.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Endpoint classification safety/efficacy study
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking single blind
Primary purpose treatment

Primary Outcomes

Decrease in Periodontal Pocket Depth
time frame: 6, 12, 24, 36, 48 weeks

Secondary Outcomes

Reduction in Bleeding on Probing
time frame: 6, 12, 24, 36, 48 weeks
Increase in Clinical Attachment Level
time frame: 6, 12, 24, 36, 48 weeks

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 18 years old.

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

Additional Information

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
Principal investigator Nikos Donos, DDS, MS, PhD
Description 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.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in May 2007.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Ondine Research Laboratories.