Most Effective Powered Tooth Brush

Lesson Materials

  1. Clark-Perry D, Levin L. Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled studies comparing oscillating-rotating and other powered toothbrushes. J Am Dent Assoc. 2020 Apr;151(4):265-275.e6. doi: 10.1016/j.adaj.2019.12.012. Epub 2020 Feb 26. PMID: 32111341.
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    1. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24282870/
  4. Socransky SS, Haffajee AD, Cugini MA, Smith C, Kent RL Jr. Microbial complexes in subgingival plaque. J Clin Periodontol. 1998 Feb;25(2):134-44. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-051x.1998.tb02419.x. PMID: 9495612.
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  5. Jepsen S, Blanco J, Buchalla W, Carvalho JC, Dietrich T, Dörfer C, Eaton KA, Figuero E, Frencken JE, Graziani F, Higham SM, Kocher T, Maltz M, Ortiz-Vigon A, Schmoeckel J, Sculean A, Tenuta LM, van der Veen MH, Machiulskiene V. Prevention and control of dental caries and periodontal diseases at individual and population level: consensus report of group 3 of joint EFP/ORCA workshop on the boundaries between caries and periodontal diseases. J Clin Periodontol. 2017 Mar;44 Suppl 18:S85-S93. doi: 10.1111/jcpe.12687. PMID: 28266120.
    1. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28266120/


This episode features Dr. Liran Levin, DMD. In this lesson Dr. Levin will answer some of the following questions: What does the literature have to say about which powered toothbrush is most effective? The oscillating-rotating type or sonic action? How should implants be prioritized in a treatment plan? Do they enjoy equal footing with a natural tooth? Dr. Liran Levin presents his research on these topics! He will go in depth about his peer-reviewed article: “Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled studies comparing oscillating-rotating and other powered toothbrushes.”

Lesson Objectives

  1. Develop an appreciation for the importance of educating patients on good homecare practices 
  2. Learn how to better integrate oral hygiene instructions into a patient’s treatment plan
  3. Techniques for motivating patients to improve oral hygiene 
  4. Learn of the difference between a systematic review and metaanalysis 
  5. Compare and contrast the efficacy of powered toothbrushes vs a manual toothbrush


  • Lesson Length: 45 min
  • CE credit: 0.75 hours
  • Release Date: 4/20/20
  • Review Date: 11/15/20
  • Expiration Date: 11/15/23