Computer-assisted densitometric image analysis (CADIA) of previously sealed carious teeth: A pilot study

J. B. Briley, S. B. Dove, E. J. Mertz-Fairhurst, C. B. Hermesch

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Abstract

Previous studies have shown that occlusal dental caries can be arrested with sealants. Radiographic monitoring must be performed to ensure success. Standardized sequential bitewing radiographs over a 10-year interval of four patients who had sealed composite restorations placed without caries removal were digitized and analyzed using the CADIA algorithm. CADIA values for the 10-year period were analyzed using Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), and showed no significant change in radiographic density for this interval (P > 0.05), which is suggestive of arrested dental caries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)105-114
Number of pages10
JournalOperative dentistry
Volume22
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

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