Assessment of Intra- and Inter-examiner Reproducibility of Probing Depth Measurements with a Manual Periodontal Probe

Ardeshir Lafzi, Adileh Shir Mohammadi, Amir Eskandari & Sohrab Pourkhamneh
Background and aims. The main purpose of this study was to assess intra- and inter-examiner reproducibility of probing depth measurements with a manual periodontal probe. Materials and methods. In this study, 32 dental students in Tabriz Faculty of Dentistry with normal periodontium were evaluated. Each tooth of the upper right quadrants, except the third molars, was examined. Probing depths were measured in 6 surfaces of each tooth (mesiofacial, midfacial, distofacial, mesiolingual, midlingual and distolingual). Each...