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A Randomised Controlled Trial Comparing Two Dental Antibacterial Pastes with Children's Toothpaste - Queensland Health

Long Title: A randomised controlled trial comparing the efficacy of 0.12 percent chlorhexidine toothpaste, 10 percent casein-phosphopeptide paste (CPP-ACP) and children's toothpaste in preventing dental caries in school children.

Study Type: Clinical trial of a drug/device.

Investigator: Professor W. Kim Seow.

Contact: Ms Kathryn Plonka - kathryn_plonka@health .qld.gov.au

Anticipated Start/Finish Dates: 1 September 2011/1 December 2014

Summary: This randomised controlled trial compares children's toothpaste with two commercially available dental antibacterial pastes. The aim of the study is to determine the antibacterial pastes (as compared with regular children's toothpaste with low dose fluoride) effects on decay rates of primary school children who live in low socioeconomic communities within Queensland.

This trial will test the researchers hypothesis that the children brushing with antibacterial pastes will have less bacteria and dental cavities, in comparison with the control group.

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