José Carlos Pettorossi Imparato

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This in vivo study aimed to evaluate the performance of methods of approximal caries detection in primary molars and to assess the influence of the discomfort caused by these methods on their performance. Two examiners evaluated 76 children (4-12 years old) using visual inspection (ICDAS), radiography and a laser fluorescence device (DIAGNOdent pen, LFpen).(More)
OBJECTIVE This in situ study evaluated the discriminatory power and reliability of methods of dental plaque quantification and the relationship between visual indices (VI) and fluorescence camera (FC) to detect plaque. MATERIAL AND METHODS Six volunteers used palatal appliances with six bovine enamel blocks presenting different stages of plaque(More)
BACKGROUND The resin-based pit and fissure sealant is considered a successful tool in caries prevention, however there is a growing evidence of its use in controlling already established caries in posterior teeth. The aim of this clinical trial is to verify the efficacy of pit and fissure sealants in arresting dentinal caries lesions compared to partial(More)
BACKGROUND Clinical studies are being conducted in less strict conditions in order to establish an adequate scientific basis for decision making. The aim of this pragmatic randomized clinical trial is to evaluate the effectiveness of single and multiple-surfaces restorations performed following the Atraumatic Restorative Treatment (ART) premises compared(More)
BACKGROUND Approximal surfaces are a challenge to caries lesions control. Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) is a simple,low-cost and promisor intervention for arresting caries lesions, but it has never been tested on approximal surfaces. Our aim is to evaluate the efficacy and cost-efficacy of SDF in arresting initial lesions compared to resin infiltration and(More)
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