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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, RP
Assaf, AV
Pereira, SM
Ambrosano, GMB
Mialhe, FL
Pereira, AC
Abstract: Purpose: 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. Materials and Methods: 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. Results: The reproducibility (intra/interexaminer agreement) under both diagnostic criteria was 'almost perfect' for the exams VE1 (D3: K(intra) = 0.91/K(inter) = 0.85; D1+D3: K(intra) = 0.89/K(inter) = 0.84), VE2 (D3: K(intra) = 0.91/K(inter) = 0.85; D1+D3: k(intra) = 0.88/Kim, = 0.83), BW (D3: K(intra) = 0.95/K(inter) = 0.92; D1+D3: K(intra) = 0.99/ K(inter) = 0.90) and FOTI (D3: K(intra) = 0.97/K(inter) = 0.93; D1+D3: k(intra) = 0.87/K(inter) = 0.83) exams and 'fair' for the DD exam (D3: K(intra) = 0.36/K(inter) = 0.35; D1+D3: K(intra) = 0.30/K(inter) = 0.32). Conclusion: 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: dental caries
diagnosis
epidemiology
Country: EUA
Editor: Quintessence Publishing Co Inc
Rights: fechado
Date Issue: 2011
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