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Cynthia Lara-Capi, Maria Grazia Cagetti, Peter Lingström, Gianfranco Lai, Fabio Cocco, Charlotte Simark-Mattsso, Guglielmo Campus
OBJECTIVES: This paper was aimed to evaluate: a) the agreement between a near-infrared light transillumination device and clinical and radiographic examinations in caries lesion detection and b) the reliability of images captured by the transillumination device. METHODS: Two calibrated examiners evaluated the caries status in premolars and molars on 52 randomly selected subjects using: for the occlusal surfaces the transillumination device comparing it with a clinical examination, and for the approximal surfaces, the transillumination device with a radiographic examination (bitewings radiographs)...
February 13, 2017: Dento Maxillo Facial Radiology
Uday Najim, Ola Norderyd
AIM: The purpose of this radiographic study was to evaluate the prevalence of intrabony defects and to study the correlation between these defects and clinical variables in a Swedish adult population. Another aim was to study the combined relationship of intrabony defects and furcation involvement with clinical variables. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The present study was performed using bitewing and apical radiographs from 329 subjects. The clinical and radiographic data were collected from the study that was carried out in Jönköping 2003...
March 2017: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica
M Bizhang, N Wollenweber, P Singh-Hüsgen, G Danesh, S Zimmer
BACKGROUND: The accurate detection of approximal caries is generally difficult. The aim of this study was to assess the ability of the pen-type laser fluorescence device (LF pen) to detect approximal carious lesions in comparison to bitewing radiographs (BW). METHODS: Three hundred forty-one tooth surfaces were diagnosed in 20 patients with an average age of 26.70 (±2.82) years. Each test tooth was sequentially assessed by a single calibrated examiner using visual inspection, BW, and the LF pen...
November 4, 2016: Head & Face Medicine
Esber Caglar, Ozgur Onder Kuscu, Dorian Hysi
AIM: Resin infiltration of proximal lesions is a new approach to stopping caries progression. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to evaluate four-year efficacy of proximal infiltrates in adolescents. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In ten adolescents, a total of 21 proximal infiltrates (ICON® (DMG, Germany) were applied to initial proximal lesions of permanent incisors and premolars according to the manufacturer's instruction. The clinical quality of resin infiltration was assessed at 1 week, 1, 2, 3 and 4 years after the treatment and the evaluation of the therapeutic effect was analyzed by radiographs...
December 2015: Acta Stomatologica Croatica
Sivakumar Nuvvula, Jayachandra Reddy Bhumireddy, Rekhalakshmi Kamatham, Sreekanth Kumar Mallineni
OBJECTIVE: The present study was conducted to uncover the diagnostic accuracy of digital versus conventional radiographic methods for the detection of proximal caries in primary teeth. METHODS: Two researchers independently involved in the search process to explore Medical Subject Heading terms "dental digital radiography," "dental radiography," "bitewing," "dental caries," and "primary teeth" using PubMed, Cochrane Library, Ovid SP, and SIGLE databases. Search was confined to the articles published in English language only, with time period limit January 1996 to April 2014 and a hand search was performed to retrieve additional citations...
October 2016: Journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
Jekaterina Gudkina, Anda Brinkmane, Stephen H Abrams, Bennett T Amaechi
AIM: Authors assessed the influence of drinking tea with sugar, level of cariogenic microflora and use of fluoride toothpaste and tablets on caries experience of 6 and 12 year old children in Riga, Latvia. METHODS: 141 six and 164 twelve year old children were examined clinically and with bitewing radiographs to determine their dmft/DMFT and dmfs/DMFS. Children or their parents responded to questionnaire on number teaspoons of sugar (TS) used per cup of tea, number of cups of tea consumed daily, using fluoride or non-fluoride toothpaste (TP), frequency of toothbrushing, using fluoride tablets or not (ft)...
2016: Stomatologija
Maryam Paknahad, Mehrdad Vossoughi, Fatemeh Ahmadi Zeydabadi
OBJECTIVE: It has been suggested that the level of sexual dimorphism in deciduous dentition is relatively lower than that in permanent dentition. However, in sub adult skeletal remains whose osseous morphological traits of the sex have not defined yet, predicting sex on the basis of odontometric features may be the most precise technique. The aim of the present study was to assess the degree of sexual dimorphism in marginal enamel, dentin and pulp dimensions of second molar deciduous teeth in a pediatric population...
November 2016: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
Sung-Hwan Choi, Si-Nae Jung, Jung-Yul Cha, Kyung-Seok Hu, Kee-Deog Kim, Hyoung-Seon Baik, Chung-Ju Hwang
The few studies on craniofacial complex changes in adults have reported contradictory findings. The aim of this study was to radiographically evaluate changes in the craniofacial complex and alveolar bone height of young adults over a 4-year period. This prospective study included 82 young adults (62 men; mean age, 19.0 ± 0.8 years; 20 women; mean age, 18.8 ± 0.9 years). Three radiographic examinations were performed longitudinally: the first (T0) was conducted at the start of the study, the second (T1) was conducted 2 years later, and the third (T2) was conducted at the end of the study period...
November 2016: Clinical Anatomy
Lícia Aguilar Freitas, Maria Teresa Botti Rodrigues Santos, Renata Oliveira Guaré, Adrian Lussi, Michele Baffi Diniz
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the in vivo performance of the International Caries Detection and Assessment System (ICDAS), Lesion Activity Assessment (LAA), and bitewing radiographs (BW) in detecting carious lesions on approximal surfaces of primary teeth and determine their association with treatment decisions (TDs). METHODS: Eighty-nine primary molars (166 approximal surfaces) in 56 eight- to 12-year-old children were clinically evaluated by a single examiner before and after temporary tooth separation...
March 2016: Pediatric Dentistry
P F van der Stelt
Panoramic radiographs are frequently used in dental practice in addition to bitewing radiographs and periapical radiographs. The way a panoramic photograph is created is different from that of a projection image, such as bitewing and periapical radiographs. As a result, the sharpness of detail is much less, and overlap of structures occurs in different areas of the image. Consequently the diagnostic utility is limited to the recognition of anomalies for which small details play a lesser role. The advantage of a panoramic radiograph is that structures over a large area are shown in their relative location...
April 2016: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Tandheelkunde
Anna Senneby, Margareta Elfvin, Christina Stebring-Franzon, Madeleine Rohlin
OBJECTIVES: To design and pilot a novel classification system for the assessment of caries lesion progression in bitewing radiography and to report rater agreement of the system. METHODS: A classification system with drawings and text was designed to assess caries lesion progression. Guidelines for Reporting Reliability and Agreement Studies were used to study and report rater agreement. Pairs of posterior bitewing radiographs (baseline and 1-year follow-up) with different status concerning caries lesion progression were selected from files from public dental health clinics...
2016: Dento Maxillo Facial Radiology
Ching-Wei Wang, Cheng-Ta Huang, Jia-Hong Lee, Chung-Hsing Li, Sheng-Wei Chang, Ming-Jhih Siao, Tat-Ming Lai, Bulat Ibragimov, Tomaž Vrtovec, Olaf Ronneberger, Philipp Fischer, Tim F Cootes, Claudia Lindner
Dental radiography plays an important role in clinical diagnosis, treatment and surgery. In recent years, efforts have been made on developing computerized dental X-ray image analysis systems for clinical usages. A novel framework for objective evaluation of automatic dental radiography analysis algorithms has been established under the auspices of the IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging 2015 Bitewing Radiography Caries Detection Challenge and Cephalometric X-ray Image Analysis Challenge. In this article, we present the datasets, methods and results of the challenge and lay down the principles for future uses of this benchmark...
July 2016: Medical Image Analysis
Guy Jackson
BACKGROUND: The utility and acceptability of preformed metal crowns (PMC) for management of carious primary molars has been established in the literature and published guidance. The role of dental hygienist and therapists (DHT) in the evolving team model in primary care has been recognised as requiring further investigation. The importance of patient and parental acceptance is acknowledged in recent healthcare research. METHOD: This study focuses on patient and parent acceptance of preformed metal crowns placed by DHTs...
November 2015: Primary Dental Journal
Marina Umansky, Nili Tickotsky, Silvina Friedlander-Barenboim, Sarit Faibis, Moti Moskovitz
OBJECTIVE: The present study aimed to determine if the prevalence of pre-eruptive intracoronal radiolucent defects is higher for young age groups, in which there are more unerupted teeth. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective study of panoramic and bitewing radiographs was conducted. An inclusion criterion was the presence of un-erupted permanent teeth with a formed and clearly visible crown. Age groups were: young (6-8 years), intermediate (9-12 years) and adults (13-53 years)...
2016: Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
Walaa Hussein Abu El-Ela, Mary Medhat Farid, Mostafa Saad El-Din Mostafa
OBJECTIVE: To compare the diagnostic accuracy of digital intraoral and extraoral bitewing (EO BW) radiography in the detection of enamel proximal caries regardless of their ability to separate contacts. METHODS: Artificial caries with different degrees of decalcification was induced in 80 human sound premolars and molars using formic acid. Intraoral radiographs were taken with photostimulable phosphor plate (PSP) and complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS), using the paralleling bitewing technique...
2016: Dento Maxillo Facial Radiology
Zahra Bahrololoomi, Fateme Ezoddini, Niloofar Halvani
OBJECTIVES: Early diagnosis of incipient and non-cavitated carious lesions is crucial for performing preventive treatments. The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of three diagnostic methods of bitewing radiography, DIAGNOdent, and visual examination in diagnosing incipient occlusal caries of permanent first molars. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this diagnostic cross-sectional study, 109 permanent first molar teeth of 31 patients aged 7-13 years were examined visually, on bitewing radiographs, and using DIAGNOdent...
May 2015: Journal of Dentistry of Tehran University of Medical Sciences
Glenn L Terry, Marcel Noujeim, Robert P Langlais, William S Moore, Thomas J Prihoda
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to compare extraoral panoramic bitewings (BWs) to intraoral photostimulable phosphor (PSP) plate BWs for the detection of proximal surface caries and to establish if there was any difference between extraoral BWs, intraoral BWs and panoramic radiographs in visualizing open posterior interproximal contacts. METHODS: Extraoral panoramic and intraoral BW images were acquired on each of 20 patients, resulting in 489 total non-restored, readable surfaces that were evaluated by 4 observers...
2016: Dento Maxillo Facial Radiology
Fausto Medeiros Mendes, Laura Regina Antunes Pontes, Thais Gimenez, Juan Sebastian Lara, Lucila Basto de Camargo, Edgard Michel-Crosato, Claudio Mendes Pannuti, Daniela Prócida Raggio, Mariana Minatel Braga, Tatiane Fernandes Novaes
BACKGROUND: Although most clinical guidelines throughout the world indicate that clinicians take two bitewings for detecting caries lesions in primary molars of all children, evidence for this recommendation is essentially based on cross-sectional studies performed in laboratory settings or using convenience samples. The benefits and impact of performing radiographs on diagnosis and treatment decision of caries lesions in primary teeth, mainly considering relevant outcomes for patients, have not been evaluated yet...
February 9, 2016: Trials
Shohreh Ravanshad, Shideh Khayat, Najmeh Freidonpour
STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM: Pulp stones are calcifications found in the pulp chamber or pulp canals of the teeth. Its different prevalence in different population is a matter of concern. PURPOSE: This study aimed to assess the prevalence of pulp stones in a sample of Iranian population and to report its occurrence regarding gender, dental arch, tooth type and dental status. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Dental records of patients who attended Shiraz Dental School were selected randomly...
December 2015: Journal of Dentistry
Mehrdad Abdinian, Sayed Mohammad Razavi, Reyhaneh Faghihian, Amir Abbas Samety, Elham Faghihian
OBJECTIVES: Dental caries are common and have a high incidence among populations. Radiographs are essential for detecting proximal caries. The best technique should be recognized for accurate detection of caries. The aim of this study was to compare the accuracy of detection of proximal caries using intraoral bitewing, extraoral bitewing, improved interproximal panoramic, improved orthogonality panoramic and conventional panoramic radiographs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this descriptive cross sectional study, 100 extracted human teeth with and without proximal caries were used...
April 2015: Journal of Dentistry of Tehran University of Medical Sciences
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