Occlusal caries diagnosis and treatment

Authors

  • Maristela Maia Lobo University of Campinas/Piracicaba School of Dentistry
  • Giovana Daniela Pecharki University of Campinas/Piracicaba School of Dentistry
  • Lívia Litsue Gush University of Campinas/Piracicaba School of Dentistry
  • Débora Dias Silva University of Campinas/Piracicaba School of Dentistry
  • Silvia Cypriano University of Campinas/Piracicaba School of Dentistry
  • Marcelo de Castro Meneghim Departament of Community Dentistry/University of Campinas
  • Antonio Carlos Pereira Departament of Community Dentistry/University of Campinas

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.20396/bjos.v2i6.8641691

Keywords:

Dental caries. Pits and fissures. Diagnosis. Treatment plan

Abstract

The occlusal surface has been considered the most suitable site for carious attack for its complex anatomy and posterior location. These characteristics facilitate plaque accumulation and difficult clinical perception of visual changes on pits and fissures. Complementary diagnostic methods have been developed in order to achieve early and individualized diagnosis, as well as to monitor carious lesions progression. The viability of these methods in clinical practice and their capacity in predicting activity and severity of caries are decisive factors in treatment planning. This literature review aims to gather information about the controversial issue of occlusal caries diagnosis and its treatment.

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Author Biographies

Maristela Maia Lobo, University of Campinas/Piracicaba School of Dentistry

bachelor's at Odontologia from Universidade Federal da Bahia (2001), master's at Odontology from Universidade Estadual de Campinas (2004) and doctorate at CLÍNICA ODONTOLÓGICA from Faculdade de Odontologia da Universidade Estadual de Campinas (2008). Has experience in Odontology, acting on the following subjects: biofilme, materiais restauradores, cárie secundária, indução microbiológica and luz polarizada.

Giovana Daniela Pecharki, University of Campinas/Piracicaba School of Dentistry

Cirurgiã-dentista graduada pela Universidade Federal do Paraná (2000), Mestre em Odontologia - Área de Concentração: Cariologia, UNICAMP (2003) e Doutora em Ciências da Saúde, PUCPR (2009). Atualmente é Professora Adjunto nível III da UFPR e leciona para o curso de graduação em Odontologia nas disciplinas de Introdução à Saúde Coletiva e Saúde Coletiva I.

Lívia Litsue Gush, University of Campinas/Piracicaba School of Dentistry

bachelor's at Odontologia from Universidade Estadual de Campinas (2000) and master's at Odontology from Universidade Estadual de Campinas (2003). Has experience in Odontology, focusing on Social and Preventive Odontology, acting on the following subjects: cárie dentária, epidemiologia, saúde bucal, crianças and nível sócio-econômico.

Débora Dias Silva, University of Campinas/Piracicaba School of Dentistry

Possui graduação em ODONTOLOGIA pelo Centro Universitário Herminio Ometto de Araras (1992), mestrado em Odontologia pela Universidade Estadual de Campinas (2003), doutorado em Odontologia pela Universidade Estadual de Campinas (2008) e pós doutorado em Odontologia pela Universidade de São Paulo (2010). Tem experiência na área de Odontologia, com ênfase em Saúde Pública, atuando principalmente nos seguintes temas: adultos; idosos; saúde bucal; levantamento em saúde bucal; qualidade de vida; epidemiologia.

Silvia Cypriano, University of Campinas/Piracicaba School of Dentistry

Possui graduação em Odontologia pela Universidade de São Paulo (1988) e doutorado em Odontologia pela Universidade Estadual de Campinas (2004). Atualmente é cirugiã dentista da Prefeitura Municipal de Louveira e professor temporário da Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Campinas.

Marcelo de Castro Meneghim, Departament of Community Dentistry/University of Campinas

É graduado em Odontologia pela Faculdade de Odontologia de Piracicaba - Unicamp (1989), Mestre e Doutor em Odontologia Preventiva e Social, pela Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho/Unesp, em 1996 e 1999, respectivamente e Livre Docente pela FOP-Unicamp, em 2003. Atualmente é Professor Associado da FOP, no Departamento de Odontologia Social.

Antonio Carlos Pereira, Departament of Community Dentistry/University of Campinas

Possui graduação em Odontologia pela Universidade Estadual de Campinas (1989), mestrado em Saúde Pública pela Universidade de São Paulo (1993) e doutorado em Saúde Pública pela Universidade de São Paulo (1996). Desde 2003 é professor titular da Universidade Estadual de Campinas. Realizou seu pós Doutoramento nas Universidades de Nijmegen (Holanda)- 1998 e Indiana (EUA) em 2000. Faz parte do corpo editorial de diversas revistas nacionais e internacionais, além de consultor do Ministério da Saúde e outros órgãos. 

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2015-11-12

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Lobo MM, Pecharki GD, Gush LL, Silva DD, Cypriano S, Meneghim M de C, Pereira AC. Occlusal caries diagnosis and treatment. Braz. J. Oral Sci. [Internet]. 2015 Nov. 12 [cited 2022 Dec. 9];2(6):239-44. Available from: https://periodicos.sbu.unicamp.br/ojs/index.php/bjos/article/view/8641691

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