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There was no additional benefit from scheduling 6-monthly or 12-monthly periodontal instrumentations over not providing this treatment, and no difference between personalised and routine oral health advice.

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Craig R Ramsay, Jan E Clarkson, Anne Duncan, Thomas J Lamont, Peter A Heasman, Dwayne Boyers, Beatriz Goulão, Debbie Bonetti, Rebecca Bruce, Jill Gouick, Lynne Heasman, Laura A Lovelock-Hempleman, Lorna E Macpherson, Giles I McCracken, Alison M McDonald, Fiona McLaren-Neil, Fiona E Mitchell, John DT Norrie, Marjon van der Pol, Kirsty Sim, James G Steele, Alex Sharp, Graeme Watt, Helen V Worthington & Linda Young.

Craig R Ramsay 1,*, Jan E Clarkson 2, Anne Duncan 1, Thomas J Lamont 3, Peter A Heasman 4, Dwayne Boyers 5, Beatriz Goulão 1, Debbie Bonetti 2, Rebecca Bruce 1, Jill Gouick 2, Lynne Heasman 4, Laura A Lovelock-Hempleman 2, Lorna E Macpherson 2, Giles I McCracken 4, Alison M McDonald 1, Fiona McLaren-Neil 2, Fiona E Mitchell 2, John DT Norrie 1, Marjon van der Pol 5, Kirsty Sim 2, James G Steele 4, Alex Sharp 4, Graeme Watt 2, Helen V Worthington 6, Linda Young 7

1 Health Services Research Unit, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
2 Dental Health Services Research Unit, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK
3 Dundee Dental School, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK
4 The Dental School, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
5 Health Economics Research Unit, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
6 The School of Dentistry, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
7 NHS Education for Scotland, Edinburgh, UK
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