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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)
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)
All dentists and dental therapists employed in the Community Dental Services in Western Australia were invited to participate in a questionnaire study to find out about their use of radiographs and opinions and knowledge about the diagnosis of approximal caries. Replies were received from 45 dentists (95.1%) and 207 dental therapists (84.0%). Most dentists(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)
AIM To assess Croatian dentists' restorative treatment decisions on approximal caries lesions, including treatment threshold and restorative methods and materials. METHODS Croatian translation of the questionnaire assessing restorative treatment decisions on approximal caries, previously validated and used in Norway and Sweden, was distributed to a random(More)
The aim was to measure variations in threshold for operative treatment of approximal caries in permanent teeth and the use of restorative materials, compared with results from studies conducted in Norway in 1983 and 1995. In 2009, a precoded questionnaire was sent electronically to 3,654 dentists with E-mail addresses in the member register of the Norwegian(More)
A random sample of dentists in Norway were asked which radiographic criterion for assessing the initiation of restorative treatment of approximal caries they would use, and which type of cavity preparation and filling material they would prefer for a distal lesion on an upper second premolar. Only 19 per cent stated that they would treat approximal lesions(More)
OBJECTIVE Long-term aim is to determine optimum interventions to reduce dental caries in children in disadvantaged communities and minimise the effects of exclusion from health care systems, of ethnic diversity, and health inequalities. DESIGN Generation of initial explanatory models, study protocol and development of two standardised measures. First, to(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)
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)