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Comparison of visual, impedance spectroscopy and laser fluorescence methods in detecting early carious lesions ...

Curr Issues Pharm Med Sci., Vol.27, No.2, Pages 102-104

Renata Chalas, Ilona Wojcik-Checinska, Joanna Zubrzycka-Wrobel, Dominika Piatek, Teresa Bachanek

Chair and Department of Conservative Dentistry with Endodontics, Medical University of Lublin, Karmelicka 7, 20-081 Lublin, Poland

DOI: 10.2478/cipms-2014-0023



Comparison of visual, impedance spectroscopy and laser fluorescence methods in detecting early carious lesions on occlusal surfaces


The diagnostic management is a very important and integral part of the entire treatment process and has a direct influence on the decision-taking on the choice of the most appropriate form of therapy consistent with current knowledge. Knowledge of the morphology of hard dental tissues lesions has led to the development of quantitative methods for diagnosis and monitoring of dental caries, which enabled the implementation of appropriate treatments aimed at repairing than replacing damaged tissue. The aim of the study was to compare selected diagnostic methods: visual (ICDAS), impedance spectroscopy (CarieScan PRO) and laser fluorescence (Diagnodent Pen) in detecting caries in grooves on the chewing surfaces of molars and premolars. The obtained results indicated a high concordance of measurements performed with the Diagnodent Pen with the results of visual examination and a lower compliance of visual examination with the results obtained using the CarieScan PRO. A combination of visual and tactile method with tests using advanced technology provides greater opportunity to confirm the diagnosis of carious lesions requiring medical intervention. 


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caries detection, ICDAS, laser fluorescence, impedance spectroscopy


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