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Table 1 Inclusion and exclusion criteria systematic review

From: Screening for periodontal diseases by non-dental health professionals: a protocol for a systematic review and overview of reviews

  Inclusion Exclusion
Study design - Randomized and non-randomized controlled trials
- Diagnostic studies
Systematic reviews
All other study designs
Population Adults aged 18 years and above without known periodontal disease People with known periodontal disease
Children, pregnant women, populations with increased risks for periodontal diseases
Interventions Screening for periodontal diseases by non-dental health professionals using methods that could be applied during periodic health examinations without specialized dental equipment
Examples: self-reported questionnaires, inspection of the oral cavity, blood sampling, saliva sampling
Screening for periodontal diseases using methods that require special dental training or specialized dental equipment
Comparison KQ 1 and KQ 2: no screening for periodontal disease
KQ 3: validated diagnosis of periodontal disease by a dentist
KQ 1 and KQ 2: other screening tests
Outcomes No limitations None
Setting KQ 1 and KQ 2: periodic health examination in a primary care setting
KQ 3: no limitations
KQ 1 and KQ 2: dentists, studies conducted outside office-based primary care settings, e.g., homecare or mobile examination units
Country Countries having a very high UNESCO human development index: Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong China (SAR), Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea (Republic of Korea), Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, UK, USA All other countries
Publication language English, German Non-English or non-German language
  1. KQ key question, UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization