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In vitro validity of the Dundee Selectable Threshold Method for caries diagnosis (DSTM)

In vitro validity of the Dundee Selectable Threshold Method for caries diagnosis (DSTM)

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Authors

  • Hazel E. Fyffe
  • Chris Deery
  • Zoann J. Nugent
  • Nigel M. Nuttall
  • Nigel B. Pitts

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Original languageEnglish
Pages52-8
Number of pages7
JournalCommunity Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology
Journal publication dateFeb 2000
Volume28
Issue1
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StatePublished
Peer-reviewedYes

Abstract

It is not generally possible to assess diagnostic accuracy in dental surveys as no histological 'gold standards' are available, therefore examiner agreement tends to be used as a proxy for accuracy. The aim of this study was to investigate, using extracted teeth in arch models, the in vitro validity of a diagnostic system to assess caries at the D1 (enamel and dentine) and D3 (dentine) diagnostic thresholds, for epidemiological purposes.

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