Feasibility of the International Caries Detection and Assessment System (ICDAS-II) in epidemiological surveys and comparability with standard World Health Organization criteria.

@article{Braga2009FeasibilityOT,
  title={Feasibility of the International Caries Detection and Assessment System (ICDAS-II) in epidemiological surveys and comparability with standard World Health Organization criteria.},
  author={Mariana Minatel Braga and Luciana Butini Oliveira and Gabriela Azevedo Vasconcelos Cunha Bonini and Marcelo Jos{\'e} Strazzeri B{\"o}necker and Fausto Medeiros Mendes},
  journal={Caries research},
  year={2009},
  volume={43 4},
  pages={245-9}
}
This study evaluated the feasibility of using the International Caries Detection and Assessment System (ICDAS-II) in epidemiological surveys and compared ICDAS with WHO criteria. Two hundred and fifty-two children (36-59 months old) in Amparo, Brazil, were each examined by 2 examiners using ICDAS-II or WHO criteria. Dmf-t, dmf-s, caries prevalence and examination time were calculated using both systems. ICDAS-II was comparable to standard criteria when the cut-off point was score 3. Examination… CONTINUE READING

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