The Proclaim Compendium Study

Study Overview

The Precision Oral Health System study conducted by Salus Research, Inc., detailed in the Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry (February 2023, Volume 44, Supplement 1), aimed to evaluate the clinical efficacy of the Proclaim Oral Health System. This controlled, randomized, examiner-blinded trial involved 192 generally healthy adults showing signs of gingivitis. The participants were divided into three groups: one using the Proclaim system plus manual toothbrushing (Fresh + MTB), another using string floss plus manual toothbrushing (floss + MTB), and a control group using manual toothbrushing alone (MTB).

Study Design and Methodology

In this 30-day gingivitis study, participants used Proclaim for approximately 7-seconds once a day, and then underwent comprehensive oral health assessments at three time points: baseline (day 1), mid-point (day 15), and conclusion (day 30) of the trial period. These evaluations employed a suite of clinical indices to gauge the safety, and health of the gums and the extent of plaque accumulation. The indices used included:

  • Modified Gingival Index (MGI): A measure assessing the severity of gingival inflammation.
  • Gingival Bleeding Index (GBI): An indicator of gingival health, specifically looking at bleeding on marginal probing.
  • Rustogi Modified Navy Plaque Index (RMNPI): A detailed plaque scoring system evaluating the presence of plaque accumulation.
  • Periodontal Probing Depth (PPD): A measure of the depth of the periodontal pockets.
  • Bleeding on Probing (BOP): A measure of bleeding sites within the gingival sulcus, indicating areas of inflammation.

The study's comprehensive approach, including detailed assessment methodologies, was designed to provide a holistic view of the Oral Health System's impact on oral hygiene. The inclusion of diverse clinical indices ensured a multifaceted evaluation of the system's efficacy, encompassing a broad range of oral health aspects from gingival inflammation to plaque control and periodontal health.

Results For The Proclaim Compendium Study: Scientists reviewing results in a lab

Expected Results

The study hypothesized that the Proclaim Oral Health System's personalized mouthpiece and precision-placed jets would significantly improve oral health indicators compared to traditional flossing and manual brushing. Specifically, it was expected to perform better in reducing signs of gingivitis, plaque accumulation and improving overall gum health.


The Proclaim (Fresh Health) + MTB group demonstrated statistically significant improvements across all clinical indices compared to both the floss + MTB and MTB groups at 15 and 30 days. Specifically:

  • A 40.9% improvement in whole-mouth MGI at 30 days was significantly greater than improvements seen in the MTB and floss + MTB groups.
  • A 74% and 82% reduction in interproximal bleeding at 15 and 30 days, respectively, which was significantly higher than reductions in the control groups.
  • Significant improvements in RMNPI, indicating reduced plaque levels, and reductions in PPD, showing improved gum health.

Transparency and Detailed Findings

The study's methodology ensured high reliability in its findings. The randomized, controlled, examiner-blinded design minimized bias, and the comprehensive range of clinical indices provided a detailed picture of the system's effectiveness. By demonstrating statistically significant improvements in all of the measured / tracked oral health indicators, the study provided strong evidence of the Proclaim’s Oral Health System's efficacy over traditional oral hygiene methods.

This trial highlights the potential of technology-driven solutions in enhancing oral hygiene practices. The personalized, automated system improved oral health outcomes and offered a more efficient and user-friendly alternative to conventional methods, promising significant implications for both individuals and dental care professionals in managing and improving oral health.

Who is Compendium

The Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry stands as a cornerstone in the professional development of dental practitioners worldwide. Renowned for its commitment to excellence and innovation in dental education, this publication serves as a vital conduit for disseminating cutting-edge research, clinical advancements, and comprehensive reviews within the dental community. By offering a wide array of articles, case reports, and in-depth reviews, Compendium equips dental professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate the ever-evolving landscape of dental medicine.

With a focus on both the theoretical underpinnings and practical applications of modern dentistry, the Compendium ensures its readership is well-versed in the latest diagnostic techniques, treatment modalities, and patient management strategies. Its continuing education programs are meticulously designed to meet the ongoing learning needs of dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, and other members of the dental team, fostering a culture of lifelong learning and continuous improvement.

Moreover, the Compendium's rigorous peer-review process guarantees the highest quality of information, making it a trusted source for evidence-based practices that enhance patient outcomes. By bridging the gap between research and clinical practice, it supports the professional growth of individual dental practitioners and contributes to the overall advancement of global oral health standards.