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Table 2 After plasma therapy, only 1.28 germs per image section survived

From: In-vitro assessment of the efficiency of cold atmospheric plasma on decontamination of titanium dental implants

  Mean Median Minimum Maximum SD
Control (+) 3.54 3.00 0.00 13.00 2.38
CAP 1.28 1.00 0.00 6.00 1.6
PAG 3.74 3.00 1.00 13.00 2.35
PDT 4.24 4.00 14.00 8.00 2.68
  1. Phosphoric acid and PDT in turn left an average of 3.74 and 4.24 living germs after the therapy
  2. After using the one-way ANOVA and subsequent post-hoc tests (Tukey tests), a significant difference can be found in the plasma group compared to the other two therapy options (p < 0.001), whereas the phosphoric acid group and the PDT group do not differ significantly to each other (p = 0.699)