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Long-term study by the University of Witten/Herdecke

Three years of objective research

In the three year-long study, newborns were examined to see whether they had developed a so-called 'frontal open bite' through the use of pacifiers. The results for the young test subjects who were given an ordinary pacifiers were astounding; an open bite was confirmed in 38% of the small children.

Professor Stefan Zimmer, Chair for Restorative and Preventive Dentistry at the University of Witten/Herdecke, carried out research in a two-level long-term study with his team, about how different pacifiers affect the emergence of an 'open bite'.

At the beginning of the study, the babies were divided into three research groups: Group N (ordinary pacifier), Group D (Dentistar pacifier) and a control group C (no pacifier).

The result shows that the Dentistar pacifier leads to almost no open bites, compared to other common pacifier types, so that it can be recommended for children up to 16 months. The continual study also proved that the Dentistar pacifier can also be recommended on an unlimited basis to small children up to 27 months.

Long-term study for download

The University of Witten/Herdecke has proven in a long-term study that the Dentistar pacifier can be recommended to children aged up to 16 months.

We offer doctors, orthodontists, midwives and all other interested parties the study here as a download.

Please note: The long-term study was objectively and independently carried out in accordance with scientific standards.

Study in English

Download the initial published study in the original version (in English) here.

Initial publication: Pediatric Dentistry, V33/NO.1, Jan/Feb 2011

Wissenschaftliche Studie englisch (ca. 1.494 KB)

Study in German

Download the German version of the study here. 

Important: This document is a translated version of the original English document.

Wissenschaftliche Studie deutsch (ca. 1.074 KB)