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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Comparison Of Diagnostic Methods For Dental Caries.
Author: Meneghim, Marcelo de Castro
Assaf, Andréa Videira
Zanin, Luciane
Kozlowski, Fábio Carlos
Pereira, Antonio Carlos
Ambrosano, Gláucia Maria
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to compare results of 4 different methods of diagnosing dental caries in 12-year-old children by evaluating their influence on the DMFS index and analyzing the correlation of the radiographic exam with the clinical exam. The tools used were: 1) dental mirror; 2) dental mirror and dental explorer, both performed in an outdoor setting under natural light; 3) dental mirror; 4) dental mirror and dental explorer, both performed in a traditional dental setting under artificial light. The radiographic exam was carried out after the clinical exam. The dental explorer may be omitted from the clinical exam in epidemiological surveys and in clinical exams performed in dental offices. Methods 3) and 4) performed better in diagnosing dental caries than methods 1) and 2), which underestimated decay. In the traditional dental setting, the process of dental cleaning and drying as well as artificial light, improved the diagnosis of dental caries. The radiographic exam used for epidemiological surveys, in relation to method 2), improved the clinical exam by 4%.
Subject: Child
Dmf Index
Dental Caries
Dental Enamel
Dental Instruments
Dental Pulp
Dental Restoration, Permanent
Dentin
Humans
Lighting
Statistics, Nonparametric
Sunlight
Toothbrushing
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 
Address: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14528770
Date Issue: -1-Uns- -1
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