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Performance of a Pen-Type Laser Fluorescence Device and Conventional Methods in Detecting Approximal Caries Lesions in Primary Teeth – in vivo Study
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Both LFpen and radiographic methods present similar performance in detecting the presence of cavitations on approximal surfaces of primary molars, according to the interexaminer reproducibility. Expand
Comparing the reliability of a new fluorescence camera with conventional laser fluorescence devices in detecting caries lesions in occlusal and smooth surfaces of primary teeth
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The FC showed high reliability for occlusal and smooth surfaces, similar to the other fluorescence methods tested, and prolonged air drying increased the FC measurements. Expand
Radiographic and Laser Fluorescence Methods Have No Benefits for Detecting Caries in Primary Teeth
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Ad adjunct radiographic and laser fluorescence methods offer no benefits to the detection of caries in primary teeth in comparison to visual inspection alone; hence, present clinical guidelines should be re-evaluated. Expand
Clinical Performance of Two Fluorescence-Based Methods in Detecting Occlusal Caries Lesions in Primary Teeth
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Both fluorescence-based methods presented similar performance in detecting occlusal dentine caries lesions in primary teeth, but they usually gave more false-positive results than did the visual and radiographic methods. Expand
Influence of the Discomfort Reported by Children on the Performance of Approximal Caries Detection Methods
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Radiography and LF pen achieved similar performance in detecting approximal caries lesions in primary teeth and the discomfort caused by visual inspection and LFpen can influence the performance of these methods, since a higher number of false-positive or false-negative results occurred in children who reported discomfort. Expand
Performance of fluorescence-based and conventional methods of occlusal caries detection in primary molars - an in vitro study.
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Although fluorescence-based and conventional methods present similar performance in detecting occlusal caries lesions in primary teeth, visual inspection alone seems to be sufficient to be used in clinical practice. Expand
Is the red fluorescence of dental plaque related to its cariogenicity?
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The red fluorescence emitted by the dental plaque indicates a mature biofilm, but this fact is not necessarily associated with its cariogenicity. Expand
Influence of examiner experience on clinical performance of visual inspection in detecting and assessing the activity status of caries lesions.
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The experience of examiners does not significantly influence the performance of visual inspection, and both methods of assessing activity status result in similar diagnostic accuracy. Expand
Association between quantitative measures obtained using fluorescence‐based methods and activity status of occlusal caries lesions in primary molars
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Some quantitative measures from FBM parameters are associated with caries activity evaluation, which is similar to the clinical evaluation of the presence of visible biofilm. Expand
Performance of fluorescence-based methods for detecting and quantifying smooth-surface caries lesions in primary teeth: an in vitro study.
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Although the fluorescence-based devices showed similar performance in the detection of enamel and dentin lesions, the reliability of these devices and the correlation of their findings with the actual and relative lesion depths were moderate with regard to smooth-surface caries in primary molars. Expand
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