Performance of laser fluorescence at tooth surface and histological section

Jablonski-Momeni, Anahita, Ricketts, David N.J., Rolfsen, Stefanie, Stoll, Richard, Heinzel-Gutenbrunner, Monika, Stachniss, Vitus, and Pieper, Klaus (2011) Performance of laser fluorescence at tooth surface and histological section. Lasers in Medical Science, 26 (2). pp. 171-178.

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Abstract

This study aimed to evaluate a laser fluorescence device (the DIAGNOdent) and a visual classification system (ICDAS-II) for occlusal caries diagnosis. It also aimed to determine whether fluorescence measurements taken at the tooth surface correlate with the fluorescence measurements taken within the body of the lesion. The occlusal surfaces of 100 extracted permanent teeth were examined using ICDAS-II and DIAGNOdent (LF-tooth). Serial sections were made and lesion depth was assessed histologically. DIAGNOdent readings were also taken from the sections (LF-section). There were significant positive strong correlations between ICDAS-II and histology (rS = 0.71) and LF-section and histology (rS = 0.70), and only moderate correlations between LF-tooth and histology (rS = 0.51) and LF-tooth and LF-section (rS = 0.60). Diagnostic accuracy for ICDAS-II was generally better than for LF-tooth. While the DIAGNOdent device provides an objective reading for detection and monitoring of carious lesions, using the cut-off ranges previously suggested leads to inferior performance.

Item ID: 17908
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: ICDAS II; laser fluorescence; histological sections
ISSN: 1435-604X
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2011 06:33
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1105 Dentistry > 110501 Dental Materials and Equipment @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920402 Dental Health @ 100%
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