Accession Number:

AD0652936

Title:

DENTAL CARIES INCREMENTS EVALUATED BY USE OF BITE-WING ROENTGENOGRAMS

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL SUBMARINE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB GROTON CT

Report Date:

1967-05-15

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE