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Vol. 44, No. 3, 2010
Issue release date: July 2010
Section title: Original Paper
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Caries Res 2010;44:317–322

Use of ICDAS Combined with Quantitative Light-Induced Fluorescence as a Caries Detection Method

Ferreira Zandoná A.a · Santiago E.b · Eckert G.c · Fontana M.d · Ando M.a · Zero D.T.a
aDepartment of Preventive and Community Dentistry, Indiana University School of Dentistry, and bDepartment of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Ind.; cDepartment of Cariology and Restorative Sciences, University of Michigan School of Dentistry, Ann Arbor, Mich.; dResearch Center, University of Puerto Rico School of Dentistry, San Juan, P.R., USA
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The purpose of this study was to combine a standardized visually based system, the International Caries Detection and Assessment System (ICDAS), with a sensitive fluorescence-based system, quantitative light-induced fluorescence (QLF), to determine the ability to monitor caries lesion progression. This combination (QLF-I) has the potential to increase the sensitivity of the visual method without compromising specificity. A total of 460 children were enrolled and examined at baseline, 8 months and 12 months by ICDAS and QLF by a single examiner. The examiner repeatability for both methods was comparable, varying between weighted kappa of 0.70 and 0.79. The DMFT score was 6.0 (SD 5.8) at baseline and 6.4 (SD 6.3) at 12 months, and both methods were able to follow the increase in incidence. The QLF-I scored more surfaces at the early ICDAS scores (1 and 2) and score 4. Not all lesions progressed at the same rate, differing by score at baseline and surface type.

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Received: December 22, 2009
Accepted: April 24, 2010
Published online: June 30, 2010
Issue release date: July 2010

Number of Print Pages: 6
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 3

ISSN: 0008-6568 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-976X (Online)

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