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

@article{Benedetto2010ComparingTR,
  title={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},
  author={Monique Saveriano Benedetto and Caroline Carvalho Morais and Tatiane Fernandes Novaes and Jonas Almeida Rodrigues and Mariana Minatel Braga and Fausto Medeiros Mendes},
  journal={Lasers in Medical Science},
  year={2010},
  volume={26},
  pages={157-162}
}
The aims of this in vitro study were (1) to compare the reliability of a new fluorescence camera (FC; VistaProof) with that of two other laser fluorescence devices (DIAGNOdent and DIAGNOdent pen) in assessing smooth and occlusal caries lesions in primary teeth and (2) to determine the influence of the spacer, the protective cover and air drying on the FC readings. We selected 129 primary molars which were divided into two groups: smooth surfaces (n=68) and occlusal surfaces (n=61). Two trained… 

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