Oral Hygiene Skill Achievement Index I

Richard Niederman, T. M. Sullivan

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Abstract

The oral hygiene skill achievement Index (S.A.I.) is a general method for the direct, quantitative evaluation of oral hygiene skill. The S.A.I. evaluates a person's ability to manipulate a toothbrush and floss in a given fashion. It is applicable to any brushing or flossing procedure. The Index was developed to fulfill all the postulated requirements of a perfect measuring instrument. The key feature of the Index is the evaluation of the position and the motion of the cleaning device on each tooth surface. Consequently the Index provides a format for the instruction and evaluation of oral hygiene skill. Furthermore, if used in conjunction with other dental indices, it enables one to evaluate hygiene procedures and devices in a controlled fashion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)143-149
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Periodontology
Volume52
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1981

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Oral Hygiene Skill Achievement Index I. / Niederman, Richard; Sullivan, T. M.

In: Journal of Periodontology, Vol. 52, No. 3, 1981, p. 143-149.

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Niederman, R & Sullivan, TM 1981, 'Oral Hygiene Skill Achievement Index I', Journal of Periodontology, vol. 52, no. 3, pp. 143-149.
Niederman, Richard ; Sullivan, T. M. / Oral Hygiene Skill Achievement Index I. In: Journal of Periodontology. 1981 ; Vol. 52, No. 3. pp. 143-149.
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