"I have been using PerioWise probes for
over three years and find them indispensable. The vivid green/red color-coding
depicts pocket depth remarkably well and the patient education materials are
second to none. I recommend these probes highly for their ease of use and
ability to help educate patients."
James D. Spivey, Board
Certified Periodontist, Portsmouth, NH
I imagine that you are aware of the ongoing problem of the
non-diagnosis of periodontal diseases. It is a ubiquitous problem that is
detrimental to the dental and apparently medical health of everyone who is not
diagnosed appropriately. There is mounting evidence that periodontitis is a
major risk factor for cardiovascular diseases, possibly pre-term low birth
weight babies and the regulation of blood glucose in diabetics. Considering
these medical ramifications, one realizes that the detection of periodontal
diseases is beginning to assume an importance similar to the detection of
hypertension and elevations in blood cholesterol and glucose levels, just to
name a few indicators of medical risks. The dental ramifications are extremely
well known to all of us.
Periodontists have a tremendous armamentarium
at their disposal to treat periodontal diseases. We have the ability to perform
a variety of non-surgical and conservative treatments plus a plethora of
surgical procedures including the regeneration of hard and soft tissues and the
placement dental implants. The problem is that our abilities become irrelevant
without the diagnosis of periodontal diseases, which remains an ongoing
of PerioWise is in concert with that of the AAP. Namely, to advance the
periodontal health of the public. I am hopeful that after you review the
information on this web site you will have a new and better way to help educate
dental professionals and the public about periodontal diseases. The evidence,
based on clinical studies, shows that PerioWise probes are superior in many
ways. I know that the PerioWise probe and color-coded system works and is
effective because I have used it! A slide series on the PerioWise Screening
System is available should you wish to speak to any professional or public
group about the detection of periodontal diseases.
Thank you for your
interest and for taking the time to read my letter.
Diplomate American Board of Periodontology
"As a periodontist, I have found the PerioWise
probe to easily follow the contour of the periodontal pocket without causing
discomfort for the patient. The color-coding allows definitive and meaningful
demonstrations to the patient particularly when combined with the intraoral
camera. It is the best probe to use around dental implants where other type
probes may damage the junctional epithelium. I would highly recommend the
PerioWise probe to all dentists and dental hygienists."
Ellinger, Board Certified Periodontist, Charlotte, NC.