Clinical performance of fluorescence-based methods for detection of occlusal caries lesions in primary teeth.
- Laura Regina Antunes Pontes,
- Tatiane Fernandes Novaes,
- Bruna Lorena Pereira Moro,
- Mariana Minatel Braga,
- Fausto Medeiros Mendes
Braz Oral Res 2017 Nov 6;31:e91. Epub 2017 Nov 6.
Universidade de São Paulo - USP, School of Dentistry, Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry, São Paulo, SP, Brazil.
We aimed to investigate the performance of fluorescence-based methods (FBMs), compared to visual inspection after histological validation, in detecting and assessing the activity status of occlusal carious lesions in primary teeth. One examiner evaluated 50 primary molars close to exfoliation in 24 children. Teeth were assessed using quantitative light-induced fluorescence (QLF) and pen-type laser fluorescence (LFpen). Read More