Evaluation of a novel caries detecting oral rinse

Bennett Tochukwu Amaechi, Thais Santiago Phillips, Betty Isabel Perozo, Yuko Kataoka, Fatemeh Movaghari Pour, Rayane Farah, Amos Chinedu Obiefuna, Moshtagh Rashid Farokhi

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Aim: LumiCare™ Caries Detection Rinse (LC Rinse), a starch-based rinse, illuminates active initial caries (positive response) using dental curing light, thus augmenting the dentist’s visual examination. This clinical study investigated if active caries as assessed by the International Caries Detection and Assessment System (ICDAS) were more likely to have positive LC Rinse response than sound surfaces and inactive caries. Methods: 25 subjects participated in the study. Caries was assessed on selected teeth and the entire dentition, firstly using ICDAS and then by fluorescence evaluation after LC Rinse application. Data were statistically analyzed using Diagnostic Odds Ratio (OR) and Chi-square test X2 (α = 0.05). Sensitivity (Se), specificity (Sp), and Diagnostic accuracy (DA) were calculated. Results: With selected teeth, active caries were 638.6 times (60.05 with full dentition) more likely to have positive LC Rinse response than sound surfaces and inactive caries combined (X2, p < 0.01) and 191.67 times (18.35 with full dentition) than inactive lesions only (X2, p < 0.01). With combined sound surfaces and inactive caries, Se, Sp, and DA of LC Rinse assessment were 0.94, 0.98, and 0.96 respectively. Conclusions: LC Rinse can distinguish between active caries, inactive caries and hypomineralization, and can augment caries detection with high sensitivity, specificity, and diagnostic accuracy.

Idioma originalEnglish (US)
Número de artículo12
PublicaciónBDJ Open
EstadoPublished - dic 2023

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  • General Dentistry


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