Clinical evaluation of visual, radiographic, and laser fluorescence methods for detection of occlusal caries.


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)