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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Development of an auxiliary resource for diagnosis of dental caries in epidemiological surveys
Author: da Silva, RP
Pereira, AC
Meneghim, MD
Mialhe, FL
Abstract: Objective: Early dental caries diagnosis within the changing global pattern of dental caries development requires the use of auxiliary resources and adjuncts to diagnosis. The aim of this study was to introduce an alternative resource for drying teeth to enable early diagnosis of dental caries in epidemiological surveys. Methods: Polyurethane tips and three-in-one syringes were fitted to nebulizers and non-professional portable compressors for dental surface drying. The output air pressure of these sets was compared with the output pressure from the three-in-one syringe in a dental office. Results: Although the output pressure from the alternative resources was lower than the output pressure from the dental office equipment, the dental surfaces were dried satisfactorily, allowing the early diagnosis of the dental caries. Conclusion: When a dental setting is not available, these alternative resources for drying teeth can be used satisfactorily.
Subject: auxiliary resource of caries diagnosis
caries diagnosis
dental compressor
Country: EUA
Editor: Wiley-blackwell
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1111/j.1601-5037.2011.00518.x
Date Issue: 2011
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