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BACKGROUND The European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry (EAPD) has long recognised the necessity of promoting further research and knowledge regarding the dental defect described as molar-incisor-hypomineralisation (MIH). Following the establishment by EAPD of the defect diagnostic criteria in 2003, the publication of various papers and a whole issue(More)
Tunnel restorations (n = 161) performed by 4 dentists were evaluated after a mean of 35 months in situ. Demineralized enamel was to be spared during preparation. The preparations were filled with a cermet glass ionomer (polyalkenoate) cement. Evaluation was carried out using clinical and radiographical criteria. During the observation period, approximately(More)
The aim was to study any variability in approximal and occlusal caries diagnoses and restorative treatment decisions among Swedish dentists. The material consisted of a pre-coded questionnaire sent to a random sample of 923 dentists with 4 items concerning approximal and occlusal caries diagnosis and restorative treatment decisions. Responses were received(More)
Tooth-coloured restorative materials are being used increasingly more often in Class II preparations in permanent teeth. Using a practice-based study design, we aimed to assess the survival time of Class II restorations and to identify factors relevant to their longevity. Class II restorations (n = 4,030), consisting of resin composites (81.5%), compomers(More)
OBJECTIVES Immigrant children make up a large proportion of the school populations in many western cities. It is likely that their parents have different attitudes and knowledge of dental health than resident populations, and thus provide a challenge to public dental services. This study sought to map existing disparities in oral health among immigrant and(More)
The quality of radiographic diagnosis of occlusal carries was examined with special attention to the diagnosis of lesions in dentin. Eighty-four extracted teeth, most of them with occlusal caries of different severity and some apparently sound, were radiographed. For validation purposes, the lesion depths were recorded during a drilling procedure. Ten(More)
The aim of this study was to compare the accuracy of radiographic diagnosis of secondary carious lesions adjacent to filling materials with different radiopacities. Class II preparations were made in extracted teeth. One group of teeth (n = 49) had caries in the gingival wall, simulating secondary caries. The control teeth (n = 29) had no caries. Three(More)
Guidelines in dental radiology are designed to avoid unnecessary exposure to X-radiation and to identify individuals who may benefit from a radiographic examination. Every prescription of radiographs should be based on an evaluation of the individual patient benefit. Due to the relatively high frequency of caries among 5 year old children it is recommended(More)
PURPOSE Variations in decision-making about restorative treatments have been demonstrated among dentists in several countries. This study sought to assess the restorative treatment philosophies based on a representative sample of French dentists. MATERIALS AND METHODS A sample (n = 2000) was randomly extracted from a national list (n = 42,000). Each(More)
In order to map variations in the operative treatment threshold for occlusal caries, a pre-coded questionnaire was sent to a random sample of 759 dentists in Norway, 923 in Sweden, and 173 in the Danish Public Dental Health Service inquiring about caries and treatment strategies. A further intention was to explore the type of operative treatment and filling(More)