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Article: Caries assessment by clinical examination with or without radiographs of young Chinese adults

TitleCaries assessment by clinical examination with or without radiographs of young Chinese adults
Authors
Issue Date2008
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1875-595X
Citation
International Dental Journal, 2008, v. 58 n. 5, p. 265-268 How to Cite?
AbstractObjective: To compare caries status assessment of posterior teeth of young Chinese adults by using clinical examination alone and with the supplemental use of bitewing radiographs. Methods: Two calibrated dentists examined the posterior teeth of 200 Chinese university students (aged 18-24 years) using dental mirrors and probes under optimal lighting. Caries was diagnosed by visual detection of carious cavities. Duplicate examinations were performed to monitor intra- and inter-examiner variations. Bitewing radiographs were taken and examined by an independent dentist. Caries was recorded when a lesion extended into dentine. Results: Among the 3,162 posterior teeth examined, 113 were detected with caries. More than one third (35.4%) of the caries found in the posterior teeth was not detected from reading the radiographs but was detected by clinical examination. About half (51.4%) of the caries was found on the bitewing radiographs only, leaving 13.2% being detected by using either method. With the supplement of bitewing radiographs, there was a 105% increase in the number of carious lesions detected. This leads to a correction factor of 1.13 for adjustment of the mean DMFT score obtained from conducting clinical examinations alone. Conclusion: Due to the significant number of clinically undetected carious cavities in these young Chinese adults who live in a community with water fluoridation, it may be advisable to use a correction factor to adjust the caries experience obtained from epidemiological surveys when bitewing radiographs are not available. © 2008 FDI/World Dental Press.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/58108
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.512
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dc.contributor.authorChu, CHen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChung, BTOen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLo, ECMen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-31T03:23:56Z-
dc.date.available2010-05-31T03:23:56Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_HK
dc.identifier.citationInternational Dental Journal, 2008, v. 58 n. 5, p. 265-268en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0020-6539en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/58108-
dc.description.abstractObjective: To compare caries status assessment of posterior teeth of young Chinese adults by using clinical examination alone and with the supplemental use of bitewing radiographs. Methods: Two calibrated dentists examined the posterior teeth of 200 Chinese university students (aged 18-24 years) using dental mirrors and probes under optimal lighting. Caries was diagnosed by visual detection of carious cavities. Duplicate examinations were performed to monitor intra- and inter-examiner variations. Bitewing radiographs were taken and examined by an independent dentist. Caries was recorded when a lesion extended into dentine. Results: Among the 3,162 posterior teeth examined, 113 were detected with caries. More than one third (35.4%) of the caries found in the posterior teeth was not detected from reading the radiographs but was detected by clinical examination. About half (51.4%) of the caries was found on the bitewing radiographs only, leaving 13.2% being detected by using either method. With the supplement of bitewing radiographs, there was a 105% increase in the number of carious lesions detected. This leads to a correction factor of 1.13 for adjustment of the mean DMFT score obtained from conducting clinical examinations alone. Conclusion: Due to the significant number of clinically undetected carious cavities in these young Chinese adults who live in a community with water fluoridation, it may be advisable to use a correction factor to adjust the caries experience obtained from epidemiological surveys when bitewing radiographs are not available. © 2008 FDI/World Dental Press.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1875-595Xen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Dental Journalen_HK
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten_HK
dc.subject.meshChi-Square Distributionen_HK
dc.subject.meshDMF Indexen_HK
dc.subject.meshDental Caries - diagnosis - epidemiology - radiographyen_HK
dc.subject.meshHong Kong - epidemiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshHumansen_HK
dc.subject.meshPhysical Examinationen_HK
dc.subject.meshRadiography, Bitewingen_HK
dc.subject.meshYoung Adulten_HK
dc.titleCaries assessment by clinical examination with or without radiographs of young Chinese adultsen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailChu, CH:chchu@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailLo, ECM:hrdplcm@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1922/IDJ_1977Chu04en_HK
dc.identifier.pmid19009993en_HK
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dc.identifier.volume58en_HK
dc.identifier.issue5en_HK
dc.identifier.spage265en_HK
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_HK
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