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The aim of this clinical study was to test cut-offs for occlusal caries detection by the laser fluorescence device DIAGNOdent (DD) in comparison to visual-ranked inspection (VI) and bitewing radiographs (BW) under condition of a general dental practice. 281 occlusal surfaces of permanent molars from 97 patients were examined with VI, DD and BW. Caries(More)
RATIONALE Dental caries is a global public health problem, especially in children. Most caries in developing countries remains untreated. Only limited data are available on the clinical consequences of untreated dental caries because there is no measure to quantify the prevalence and severity of oral conditions resulting from untreated dental caries. (More)
UNLABELLED Black stain is defined as dark pigmented exogenous substance in lines or dots parallel to the gingival margin and firmly adherent to the enamel at the cervical third of the tooth crowns in the primary and permanent dentition. OBJECTIVES This study was conducted to assess the prevalence of black stain on teeth of Filipino children and to(More)
OBJECTIVE This meta-analysis investigates the clinical retention of pit and fissure sealants in relation to observation time and material type. DATA, SOURCES AND STUDY SELECTION A search in the MEDLINE, EMBASE and CENTRAL databases identified 2944 abstracts (published prior to 9/30/2011), of which 485 clinical publications were analyzed in detail. A total(More)
To date, the precise etiology of molar-incisor hypomineralization (MIH) is uncertain. Vitamin D plays a key role in hard tissue formation. Therefore, this study aimed to analyze the relationship between serum 25-hydroxy-vitamin D (25(OH)D) status and dental health data obtained from 1,048 children in a 10-year follow-up of the Munich GINIplus and LISAplus(More)
The aim of this prospective birth cohort study was to evaluate the effect of the interdisciplinary preventive programme (PP) for early childhood caries in 3-year-old children in Germany. From July 2009 to October 2010, all parents of newborns (n = 1162) were visited after birth by the communal newborn visiting service of Jena, Thuringia, and advised on(More)
OBJECTIVES The assessment of bitewing radiographs requires knowledge of radiographic anatomy and pathology, and the comprehension of possible effects of superposition which may lead to false positive diagnoses. Based on a clinical case report in which non-carious radiolucencies were discovered on the mesial surfaces of upper molars, this phenomenon, which(More)
This epidemiological study aimed to compare the diagnostic outcome of the WHO criteria, ICDAS II criteria, laser fluorescence measurements, presence of plaque and roughness as activity scores on occlusal fissures and buccal/palatal pits of the first permanent molars. The study involved 311 children between 8 and 12 years of age from the Ennepe-Ruhr District(More)
The quantitative light-induced fluorescence (QLF) method is based on the natural fluorescence of teeth. Currently, the method is predominantly used in vitro and in clinical studies for early detection of carious lesions and for monitoring of de- and remineralization of white spots by quantifying the mineral loss and the size of smooth surface lesions. The(More)
This study tested recently recommended cut-off limits for the laser fluorescence based device DIAGNOdent (KaVo) for detection of occlusal caries. Two hundred and forty-eight permanent molars from 94 patients (mean age 19.2 years) of a general dental practice were included. After professional tooth cleaning, the teeth were examined visually and by the laser(More)