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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Reproducibility Of Adjunct Techniques For Diagnosis Of Dental Caries In An Epidemiological Situation.
Author: da Silva, Renato Pereira
Assaf, Andréa Videira
Pereira, Stela Márcia
Ambrosano, Gláucia Maria
Mialhe, Fábio Luiz
Pereira, Antonio Carlos
Abstract: To evaluate the reproducibility of visual exams under natural light (VE1), visual exams under artificial light (VE2), radiographic bitewing exams (BW), fibre optic transillumination exams (FOTI) and DIAGNOdent exams (DD) in epidemiological settings. Three examiners and one benchmark examiner examined thirteen 12-year-old schoolchildren under epidemiological conditions for the D3 (carious lesions in dentin) and D1+D3 (carious lesions in enamel or dentin) diagnostic criteria. The reproducibility (intra/interexaminer agreement) under both diagnostic criteria was 'almost perfect' for the exams VE1 (D3: κintra = 0.91/κinter = 0.85; D1+D3: κintra = 0.89/κinter = 0.84), VE2 (D3: κintra = 0.91/κinter = 0.85; D1+D3: κintra = 0.88/κinter = 0.83), BW (D3: κintra = 0.95/κinter = 0.92; D1+D3: κintra = 0.99/κinter = 0.90) and FOTI (D3: κintra = 0.97/κinter = 0.93; D1+D3: κintra = 0.87/κinter = 0.83) exams and 'fair' for the DD exam (D3: κintra = 0.36/κinter = 0.35; D1+D3: κintra = 0.30/κinter = 0.32). It was concluded that the VE1, VE2, BW, and FOTI exams presented good reproducibility under epidemiological conditions, and can be used accurately in epidemiological surveys.
Subject: Calibration
Dental Caries
Dental Enamel
Dental Restoration, Permanent
Epidemiologic Studies
Observer Variation
Optical Fibers
Physical Examination
Radiography, Bitewing
Reproducibility Of Results
Rights: fechado
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Date Issue: 2011
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