World Health Organization probe

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World Health Or·gan·i·za·tion probe

(wŏrld helth ōr'găn-ī-zā'shŭn prōb)
A periodontal probe developed by the World Health Organization and used with the Periodontal Screening and Recording (PSR) System for periodontal assessment. The WHO probe has a colored band (called the reference marking) located 3.5-5.5 mm from the probe tip.
Synonym(s): WHO probe.

World Health Or·gan·i·za·tion probe

(wŏrld helth ōr'găn-ī-zā'shŭn prōb)
Periodontal probe developed by the World Health Organization and used with the Periodontal Screening and Recording (PSR) System for periodontal assessment. The WHO probe has a colored band (called the reference marking) located 3.5-5.5 mm from the probe tip. This colored reference marking is used when performing a PSR screening examination on dental patients.