Reliability of a new caries diagnostic system differentiating between active and inactive caries lesions.

@article{Nyvad1999ReliabilityOA,
  title={Reliability of a new caries diagnostic system differentiating between active and inactive caries lesions.},
  author={Bente Nyvad and Vita Machiulskiene and V Baelum},
  journal={Caries research},
  year={1999},
  volume={33 4},
  pages={252-60}
}
Current scoring systems for dental caries do not consider the dynamic nature of the disease. The aims of the present study were to describe a new set of clinical caries diagnostic criteria which differentiate between active and inactive caries lesions at both the cavitated and non-cavitated levels and to evaluate the reliability of this criteria system in a population with high caries experience. Ten diagnostic codes were defined: 0 = sound; 1 = active (intact); 2 = active (surface… CONTINUE READING
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