Laser fluorescence on dental caries detection under epidemiological setting

Authors

  • Renato Pereira da Silva University of Campinas
  • Andréa Vieira Assaf Fluminense Federal University
  • Marina Vannucci Mena Romeiro University of Campinas
  • Aline Sampieri Tonello Bennazzi Federal University of Maranhão
  • Gustavo Antônio Martins Brandão Federal University of Pará
  • Antonio Carlos Pereira University of Campinas

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.20396/bjos.v11i2.8641436

Keywords:

Dental caries, Epidemiology, Dental health surveys, Diagnosis, Lasers

Abstract

Aim: To evaluate reproducibility of visual exam under artificial lighting (VI) and DIAGNOdent™ (DD) exams, their validity and their association (VI+DD) in examining occlusal dental surfaces under epidemiological setting. Methods: One hundred and sixty five 12-year-old schoolchildren from public schools from Piracicaba, SP, Brazil, were examined under epidemiological setting using different diagnostic criteria (D1, D1+D3 and D3). Kappa statistics was adopted for reproducibility study, while sensibility, specificity and accuracy were adopted for validity study. Results: The intra/interexaminer Kappa for VI and DD exams at D1, D3 and D1+D3 criteria were 0.88/0.82 and 0.04/0.18, 0.91/0.85 and 0.36/0.35, 0.88/0.83 and 0.30/0.32, respectively. The VI was the most accurate exam at D1 (A=87.38%) and D1+D3 (A=82.45%) criteria, while VI+DD was the most accurate exam at D3 criterion (A=75.29%). Conclusions: Initial caries lesions can be satisfactorily detected by VI exam, while DD exam improved the VI exam sensitivity at D1 and D3 diagnostic criteria under epidemiological setting.

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Author Biographies

Renato Pereira da Silva, University of Campinas

DDS, MSc, PhD, Collaborator Professor, Department of Community Dentistry, Piracicaba Dental School, University of Campinas

Andréa Vieira Assaf, Fluminense Federal University

DDS, MSc, PhD, Professor, Department of Community Services, Fluminense Federal University

Marina Vannucci Mena Romeiro, University of Campinas

DDS, Piracicaba Dental School, University of Campinas, Piracicaba, SP

Aline Sampieri Tonello Bennazzi, Federal University of Maranhão

DDS, MSc, PhD, Substitute Professor, Department of Public Health, Federal University of Maranhão

Gustavo Antônio Martins Brandão, Federal University of Pará

DDS, MSc, PhD, Professor, Department of Orthodontics, Federal University of Pará

Antonio Carlos Pereira, University of Campinas

DDS, MSc, PhD, Professor, Department of Community Dentistry, Piracicaba Dental School, University of Campinas

Published

2015-10-30

How to Cite

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Silva RP da, Assaf AV, Romeiro MVM, Bennazzi AST, Brandão GAM, Pereira AC. Laser fluorescence on dental caries detection under epidemiological setting. Braz. J. Oral Sci. [Internet]. 2015 Oct. 30 [cited 2022 Dec. 9];11(2):130-4. Available from: https://periodicos.sbu.unicamp.br/ojs/index.php/bjos/article/view/8641436

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