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Correlation between Caries Experience and New Colorimetric Caries Activity Test in Children

  • Journal of the Korean academy of pediatric dentistry
  • Abbr : J Korean Acad Pediatr Dent
  • 2015, 42(1), pp.30-37
  • DOI : 10.5933/JKAPD.2015.42.1.30
  • Publisher : The Korean Academy Of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Dentistry

조성현 1 Lee Hyo-Seol 2 Byungjai Choi 2 BAEK IL KIM 2 SEONG OH KIM ORD ID 2 HYUNG JUN CHOI ORD ID 2

1연세대학교 치과대학 소아치과학교실
2연세대학교

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ABSTRACT

A new colorimetric test (Cariview) using a new type of pH indicator can reflect the acidogenic potential ofplaque bacteria. The objective of this study was to evaluate the correlation between Cariview and the cariesexperience (measured through the dmft index) of children, and to compare Cariview with Dentocult SM. Having obtained informed consent, 135 children less than 6 years old participated in the study. We examinedtheir dmft index, and performed two caries activity tests (Cariview and Dentocult SM) according to the manufacturers’instructions. In the results, Cariview showed a moderate correlation with the dmft index (r = 0.43, p < 0.01). Cariviewshowed a sensitivity of 68.8%, a specificity of 69.2%, and an area under curve of 0.686 in the ROC curve analysis. Cariview had a significant correlation with the children’s caries experience and had a slightly better explanatoryability than Dentocult SM. Furthermore, Cariview was convenient and easy to use on uncooperative children, and also had an educationaleffect with its visual colors. It is suggested that Cariview could be used clinically to identify the childrensusceptible to develop caries and to establish a preventive strategy.

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