Gunnel Hänsel Petersson

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The aim of this paper is to review publications discussing the declining prevalence of dental caries in the industrialized countries during the past decades, focusing on some main conferences addressing this issue. Has there been a real decline in the prevalence of dental caries? Several excellent papers and reviews have been published, and there is a(More)
BACKGROUND To investigate the caries predictive ability of a reduced Cariogram model without salivary tests in schoolchildren. METHODS The study group consisted of 392 school children, 10-11 years of age, who volunteered after informed consent. A caries risk assessment was made at baseline with aid of the computer-based Cariogram model and expressed as(More)
In trying to make a comprehensive caries risk profile for an individual, one faces a situation that several factors need to be considered and weighted together. Summarising these factors could be a complex process and to facilitate the practical application, a computer-based risk assessment model for caries, the Cariogram, was developed. The Cariogram(More)
This study evaluated whether variations in education level and experience among dental staff influence the diagnostic accuracy of carious lesions on digital radiographs. Three student groups and a fourth group of general practitioners (Dentists) with more than five years of clinical experience participated in this study.The student groups were (i) dental(More)
BACKGROUND Caries risk assessment is an important tool in clinical decision making. AIM To evaluate longitudinal changes in caries risk profiles in a group of schoolchildren in relation to caries development. DESIGN The Cariogram model was used to create caries risk profiles and to identify risk factors in 438 children being 10-11 years at baseline. The(More)
The aim of this study was to compare the caries risk profiles of children and elderly, the actual annual caries increment and the impact of some selected caries related factors. The risk profiles were created by a computerised risk assessment program, the Cariogram, which evaluates data and presents the weighted and summarized result as one figure,(More)
PURPOSE To analyse caries risk factors of 12-13-year-old children living in Laos, using the computer program Cariogram to illustrate the caries risk profile. In addition, to compare the results with a study performed in Sweden. MATERIALS AND METHODS One hundred Laotian and 392 Swedish children were included. Interviews were performed to obtain information(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the caries risk profiles in young adults and to compare the risk classification using the Public Dental Service (PDS) guidelines with a risk assessment program, the Cariogram. MATERIALS AND METHODS All 19-year-old patients registered at eight public dental clinics were invited to participate (n = 1699). The study group who(More)
UNLABELLED The 'Cariogram', which is an interactive PC-program for caries risk evaluation, illustrates the interaction between caries related factors and expresses the caries risk graphically. It also demonstrates a weighted impact of the different etiological factors on the risk. The aim of this paper was to use the Cariogram program on a set of patients,(More)
AIMS To investigate the relationship between caries risk and glucosylated haemoglobin and to evaluate the use of a computerized caries risk assessment program as a predictor of metabolic control in schoolchildren with Type 1 diabetes mellitus. METHODS The material consisted of 64 young Type 1 diabetes mellitus patients (8-16 years) attending an outpatient(More)