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Discriminatory ability of caries diagnosis from bitewing radiographs in caries prophylactic trials.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7006897     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The discriminatory ability of radiological criteria in common use in clinical trials was tested on 99 female teenagers selected from a larger sample taking part in a 3-year caries prophylactic clinical trial. Four radiological caries diagnostic criteria were selected as generally representative of those in current use following a comprehensive review of the literature. A significant preventive effect was evident from the radiographic examination after 3 years. At this time a significant difference between mean DFS increments was recorded when enamel lesions were omitted (P smaller than 0.05). Although preventive treatment effects were evident at all diagnostic levels, the discriminatory abilities differed. The criterion "involvement of amelodentinal junction but not beyond" was most discriminatory.
A P Howat; R S Brandt
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Community dentistry and oral epidemiology     Volume:  8     ISSN:  0301-5661     ISO Abbreviation:  Community Dent Oral Epidemiol     Publication Date:  1980 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-04-21     Completed Date:  1981-04-21     Revised Date:  2009-01-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0410263     Medline TA:  Community Dent Oral Epidemiol     Country:  DENMARK    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  184-8     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Clinical Trials as Topic
Decision Making
Dental Caries / prevention & control,  radiography*
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