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Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski Publishing Ltd.
ISSN: 1312-773X (Online)
Issue: 2022, vol. 28, issue4
Subject Area: Dental Medicine
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2022284.4724
Published online: 08 December 2022

Original article
J of IMAB. 2022 Oct-Dec;28(4):4724-4727
Nedana GeorgievaORCID logo Corresponding Autoremail, Krasimir HristovORCID logo, Nataliya GrancharovaORCID logo,
Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University- Sofia, Bulgaria.

Aim: Comparative evaluation of the diagnostics of the occlusal surface between light-induced fluorescence (SoproLife camera) and the accepted international system for the diagnosis of caries ICDAS II.
Materials and methods: 150 first permanent molars were examined in 50 patients in the age group 6-9 years. The results from the studied occlusal surfaces by light fluorescence (SoproLife "day light" and "blue light" 405 nm) and direct visual observation (ICDAS II codes) were compared using a correlation coefficient.
Results: A high identity is reported between the two diagnostic methods - correlation coefficient= 0.97 (using Spearman's rank correlation).
Conclusion: SoproLife camera eliminates the risk of "overdiagnosis", it is a comparable and reliable method for  the detection of initial occlusal carious lesions. Both methods show identical advantages in terms of their diagnostic effectiveness in initial occlusal carious lesions.

Keywords: initial occlusal caries, first permanent molars, diagnostics, ICDAS II, light fluorescence,

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Please cite this article as: Georgieva N, Hristov K, Grancharova N. Comparative evaluation of the effectiveness of different methods for the caries-diagnosis of occlusal surfaces of the first permanent molars. J of IMAB. 2022 Oct-Dec;28(4):4724-4727. DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2022284.4724

Corresponding AutorCorrespondence to: Dr. Nedana Georgieva, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University Sofia; 1, Georgi Sofiisky str., Sofia, Bulgaria; E-mail: nedana.georgieva@gmail.com

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Received: 18 April 2022
Published online: 08 December 2022

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