DENTAL CARIES INCREMENTS EVALUATED BY USE OF BITE-WING ROENTGENOGRAMS
NAVAL SUBMARINE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB GROTON CT
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Dental caries increments are difficult to assess in a military population because re-examination must be performed over a rather long period of time. A simplification of caries assessment is described. Routinely exposed posterior bite-wing X-rays were analyzed and caries reduction rates in a stannous fluoride study were compared with those obtained by a usual complete clinical examination. In all respect the results from the X-ray evaluation were comparable to the complete examination results. A great saving in effort and a new capability for doing caries studies in the Navy is expected to result from the application of these results.
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