Journal article

Use of new minimum intervention dentistry technologies in caries management

H Tassery, B Levallois, E Terrer, DJ Manton, M Otsuki, S Koubi, N Gugnani, I Panayotov, B Jacquot, F Cuisinier, P Rechmann

AUSTRALIAN DENTAL JOURNAL | WILEY | Published : 2013

Abstract

Preservation of natural tooth structure requires early detection of the carious lesion and is associated with comprehensive patient dental care. Processes aiming to detect carious lesions in the initial stage with optimum efficiency employ a variety of technologies such as magnifying loupes, transillumination, light and laser fluorescence (QLF® and DIAGNOdent® ) and autofluorescence (Soprolife® and VistaCam®), electric current/impedance (CarieScan(®) ), tomographic imaging and image processing. Most fluorescent caries detection tools can discriminate between healthy and carious dental tissue, demonstrating different levels of sensitivity and specificity. Based on the fluorescence principle, ..

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