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Differential Impacts of Caries Classification in Children and Adults: A Comparison of ICDAS and DMF-T

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dc.contributor.author Melgar, Rosa-Ana
dc.contributor.author Pereira, Joanna-Tatith
dc.contributor.author Luz, Patricia-Blaya
dc.contributor.author Hugo, Fernando-Neves
dc.contributor.author Araujo, Fernando-Borba-de
dc.date.accessioned 2019-02-06T14:45:55Z
dc.date.available 2019-02-06T14:45:55Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12866/5120
dc.description.abstract The aim of this study was to describe and compare findings regarding the prevalence and severity of dental caries when using ICDAS and DMFT/dmft in an epidemiological study with children and their mothers. This cross-sectional study evaluated 150 preschoolers and their mothers. Data were collected with ICDAS and then transformed into DMFT/dmft. ICDAS scores related to caries were analyzed according to three different cut-off-points: CP1 (0-healthy/1-6-caries), CP2 (0-1-healthy/2-6-caries) and CP3 (0-2-healthy/3-6-caries), representing the D/d of DMFT/dmft. ICDAS codes regarding restorations, except sealants, were considered the F/f and the code 97 as the M/m of DMFT/dmft index. Prevalence of caries and its severity with ICDAS were 92%, 84% and 31.3% in children and 97.3%, 96.6% and 80% in adults according to CP1/CP2/CP3, respectively. Admitting CP3 as the standard for data transformation of ICDAS in DMFT/dmft, it was observed that DMFT/dmft index would underestimate 60% of non-cavitated lesions in children and 16.6% in adults. The DMFT/dmft underestimated the presence of disease to disregard non-cavitated lesions for the pediatric population evaluated. The choice of which is the best index for epidemiological surveys will depend on the purpose of the research and the target population: if it is to estimate the needs of the population to determine clinical care in children and adults, the DMFT/dmft may be sufficient. However, if the objective is to have a more comprehensive diagnosis of caries at the population level in order to develop preventive strategies, to halt and reverse the disease, the detection of non-cavitated-lesions becomes important, mainly in young children. en_US
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher SciELO
dc.relation.ispartof urn:issn:1806-4760
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccess
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/deed.es
dc.subject Adult en_US
dc.subject Child, Preschool en_US
dc.subject Cross-Sectional Studies en_US
dc.subject Dental Caries/classification en_US
dc.subject Female en_US
dc.subject Humans en_US
dc.subject Male en_US
dc.title Differential Impacts of Caries Classification in Children and Adults: A Comparison of ICDAS and DMF-T en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1590/0103-6440201600990
dc.subject.ocde https://purl.org/pe-repo/ocde/ford#3.02.00 es_PE
dc.subject.ocde https://purl.org/pe-repo/ocde/ford#3.02.14

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