Submited on: 18 Dec 2011 03:35:10 AM GMT
Published on: 19 Dec 2011 03:46:39 PM GMT
Ozone in Dentistry
Posted by Dr. William J Maloney on 07 Feb 2014 05:49:35 PM GMT Reviewed by Interested Peers

  • What are the main claims of the paper and how important are they?

    The authors' aim is to demonstrate the use of ozone gas in dentistry.

  • Are these claims novel? If not, please specify papers that weaken the claims to the originality of this one.


  • Are the claims properly placed in the context of the previous literature?


  • Do the results support the claims? If not, what other evidence is required?


  • If a protocol is provided, for example for a randomized controlled trial, are there any important deviations from it? If so, have the authors explained adequately why the deviations occurred?


  • Is the methodology valid? Does the paper offer enough details of its methodology that its experiments or its analyses could be reproduced?


  • Would any other experiments or additional information improve the paper? How much better would the paper be if this extra work was done, and how difficult would such work be to do, or to provide?

    Yes- I would have liked to have seen more references concerning the application of ozone therapy to dentistry.  This section should be expanded.

  • Is this paper outstanding in its discipline? (For example, would you like to see this work presented in a seminar at your hospital or university? Do you feel these results need to be incorporated in your next general lecture on the subject?) If yes, what makes it outstanding? If not, why not?

    No- I do not think this would be a good seminar or lecture.

  • Other Comments:

    The author states that Edward Fisch, in 1950, was the first dentist to use ozone.  The author states that ozone application could be used to decontaminate toothbrushes following conventional brushing. They also list the contraindications to ozone therapy.

    The author states the possible use of ozone therapy in many aspects of dentistry. These include tooth whitening, the treatment of apthous ulcers and herpes labialis, and in periodontics.  

    The author also states its use in the treatment of dental caries. It would be interesting to see the author expand on this particular aspect of the use of ozone therapy.

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  • Experience and credentials in the specific area of science:

    Clinical associate professor

  • How to cite:  Maloney W J.Ozone in Dentistry[Review of the article 'Ozone: A New Revolution in Dentistry ' by Athuluru D].WebmedCentral 2014;5(2):WMCRW002956
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