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Influence of notebook computers screens and undergraduate level of dental students in the radiographic detection of carious lesions
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Dental caries
Students
Diagnostic imaging
Radiography
Dental
Digital

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Fernandes RR, Bonadiman EA, Pereira TCR, Daroz CB dos S, de-Azevedo-Vaz SL. Influence of notebook computers screens and undergraduate level of dental students in the radiographic detection of carious lesions. Braz. J. Oral Sci. [Internet]. 2024 Mar. 13 [cited 2024 Jun. 16];23(00):e242840. Available from: https://periodicos.sbu.unicamp.br/ojs/index.php/bjos/article/view/8672840

Abstract

Aim: To evaluate the influence of notebook computers screens and undergraduate level of dental students in the radiographic detection of carious lesions. Methods: Bitewing digital radiographs were presented to 3rd and 5th year dental students in three different notebooks computers: Notebook 1 with anti-glare screen (1366×768 pixels), Notebook 2 without anti-glare screen (1366×768 pixels), and Notebook 3 with anti-glare screen (1920×1080 pixels). A reference standard based on a consensus analysis was set by three senior professors of Oral Radiology and Cariology. Sensitivity, specificity and accuracy values were measured and submitted to two-way ANOVA at a significance level of 5%. Results: Notebook 2 provided significantly lower sensitivity values (Mean 56.5% ± 2.94) than notebook 3 (71.1% ± 2.82) (p = 0.002). We found no statistically significant differences between the two undergraduate years (p > 0.05). Conclusion: The anti-glare screen of notebook computers screens can influence the radiographic detection of carious lesions, but the undergraduate level of dental students does not influence this diagnostic task.

https://doi.org/10.20396/bjos.v23i00.8672840
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