Dental panoramic radiograph as a tool to detect postmenopausal women with low bone mineral density: untrained general dental practitioners' diagnostic performance

@article{Nakamoto2003DentalPR,
  title={Dental panoramic radiograph as a tool to detect postmenopausal women with low bone mineral density: untrained general dental practitioners' diagnostic performance},
  author={Takashi Nakamoto and Akira Taguchi and Masahiko Ohtsuka and Yoshikazu Suei and Minoru Fujita and Keiji Tanimoto and Mikio Tsuda and Mitsuhiro Sanada and Koso Ohama and Junichiro Takahashi and Madeleine Rohlin},
  journal={Osteoporosis International},
  year={2003},
  volume={14},
  pages={659-664}
}
The detection of postmenopausal women with low bone mineral density (BMD) is an important strategy to reduce the incidence of osteoporotic fracture. Recent studies suggested that incidental findings on dental panoramic radiographs may be used as a tool to detect women with low BMD. However, little is known whether this finding is sufficiently assessed by untrained general dental practitioners (GDPs). The purpose of this study was to investigate: (1) the observer agreement and (2) the diagnostic… CONTINUE READING

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