Dental caries diagnosis.

G. K. Stookey, Richard Jackson, A. G. Zandona, M. Analoui

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Abstract

As with any disease process, the early initiation of therapy for dental caries is often the most effective means to ensure resolution. However, for any therapy to be effective, early diagnosis is paramount to success. Unfortunately, current tools used in dental caries detection are not sensitive enough to diagnose the disease process in its early stages and, frequently, once a diagnosis is made restoration is the only effective means of treatment. Quantitative light-induced fluorescence, electrical conductance measurements, direct digital radiography, and direct fiber optic transillumination are methods that may offer promise as effective tools in diagnosing early dental caries. This article describes some of the research that has been performed to make these methods a reality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalDental Clinics of North America
Volume43
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1 1999

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Dental Caries
Transillumination
Radiographic Image Enhancement
Secondary Prevention
Early Diagnosis
Fluorescence
Light
Therapeutics
Research

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  • Dentistry(all)

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Stookey, G. K., Jackson, R., Zandona, A. G., & Analoui, M. (1999). Dental caries diagnosis. Dental Clinics of North America, 43(4).

Dental caries diagnosis. / Stookey, G. K.; Jackson, Richard; Zandona, A. G.; Analoui, M.

In: Dental Clinics of North America, Vol. 43, No. 4, 01.10.1999.

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Stookey, GK, Jackson, R, Zandona, AG & Analoui, M 1999, 'Dental caries diagnosis.', Dental Clinics of North America, vol. 43, no. 4.
Stookey GK, Jackson R, Zandona AG, Analoui M. Dental caries diagnosis. Dental Clinics of North America. 1999 Oct 1;43(4).
Stookey, G. K. ; Jackson, Richard ; Zandona, A. G. ; Analoui, M. / Dental caries diagnosis. In: Dental Clinics of North America. 1999 ; Vol. 43, No. 4.
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