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Effect of different time intervals between examinations on the reproducibility of ICDAS-II for occlusal caries

Effect of different time intervals between examinations on the reproducibility of ICDAS-II for occlusal caries

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  • A. Jablonski-Momeni
  • D. N. J. Ricketts
  • K. Weber
  • O. Ziomek
  • M. Heinzel-Gutenbrunner
  • H. M. Schipper
  • R. Stoll
  • K. Pieper

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Original languageEnglish
Pages267-271
Number of pages5
JournalCaries Research
Journal publication date2010
Volume44
Issue3
DOIs
StatePublished

Abstract

Aim: To evaluate intra- and interexaminer reproducibility of ICDAS-II on occlusal caries diagnosis when different time intervals were allowed to elapse between examinations. A subsidiary aim was to determine whether collapsing the codes would influence this reproducibility. Methods: The occlusal surfaces of 50 permanent posterior teeth were investigated by 3 trained examiners using ICDAS-II at baseline, 1 day, 1 week and 4 weeks after baseline. Results: Weighted kappa values for intra-and interexaminer reproducibility were 0.76-0.93. Conclusion: The time span did not have a major impact on assessing intra-and interexaminer reproducibility. Collapsing ICDAS-II codes had no impact on examiner reproducibility. Copyright (C) 2010 S. Karger AG, Basel

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