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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Validity Of Caries-detection Methods Under Epidemiological Setting.
Author: da Silva, Renato Pereira
Assaf, Andréa Videira
Pereira, Stela Márcia
Mialhe, Fábio Luiz
Ambrosano, Gláucia Maria Bovi
Meneghim, Marcelo de Castro
Pereira, Antonio Carlos
Abstract: To evaluate the validity of the visual exam and adjunct diagnostic technologies for posterior permanent teeth under epidemiological conditions. A probabilistic sample of 165 12-year-old schoolchildren from Piracicaba, São Paulo, Brazil, was examined by visual exam (VI1), visual exam + artificial lighting (VI2), bitewing (BW), fiber optic transillumination (FOTI), DIAGNOdent and the associations among them. The D1+D3 and D3 diagnostics criteria, under epidemiological conditions, were adopted. The sensitivity, specificity and accuracy were calculated to determine the validity of the exams. The most accurate diagnostic method was VI2+BW exam for all dental surfaces under both diagnostic criteria. It was concluded that the BW was the best adjunct diagnostic technology on epidemiological dental caries surveys, increasing the validity of the dental exams.
Subject: Brazil
Dental Caries
Rights: fechado
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Date Issue: 2011
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