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New caries detection technologies and modern caries management: merging the strategies.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12640848     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Literature over the past decade has suggested that dental caries be treated as a curable and preventable infectious disease. The emphasis is placed on early detection and intervention, including chemical therapies and minimally invasive strategies. There are now new detection technologies commercially available to help detect carious lesions early; however, what seems to be lacking is a clear strategy on how to merge these new technologies in a way consistent with today's changing paradigm of caries management. There is a real danger that these early detection technologies may be used to unnecessarily and overaggressively "drill and fill" using Black's "extension for prevention" preparations. This paper will review the literature and key strategies for caries management and early detection and suggest one way (not necessarily the only way) in which they may be used in harmony. Two relatively new detection technologies (DIAGNOdent and DIFOTI) will be reviewed.
Authors:
Douglas A Young
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  General dentistry     Volume:  50     ISSN:  0363-6771     ISO Abbreviation:  Gen Dent     Publication Date:    2002 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-03-18     Completed Date:  2003-05-14     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7610466     Medline TA:  Gen Dent     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  320-31     Citation Subset:  D    
Affiliation:
Department of Diagnosis and Management, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, San Francisco, California, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Anti-Infective Agents, Local / therapeutic use
Cariostatic Agents / therapeutic use
Chlorhexidine / therapeutic use
Coloring Agents / diagnostic use
Dental Caries / diagnosis*,  prevention & control,  therapy
Dental Caries Susceptibility
Dental Cavity Preparation / methods
Dental Enamel / drug effects,  pathology
Dental Fissures / diagnosis,  therapy
Dental Restoration, Permanent / methods
Disease Progression
Fiber Optic Technology
Fluorescence
Fluorides / therapeutic use
Humans
Lasers / diagnostic use
Pit and Fissure Sealants / therapeutic use
Radiography, Bitewing
Risk Assessment
Root Caries / diagnosis,  therapy
Technology, Dental
Transillumination
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Infective Agents, Local; 0/Cariostatic Agents; 0/Coloring Agents; 0/Fluorides; 0/Pit and Fissure Sealants; 55-56-1/Chlorhexidine

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