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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2009, 6(9), 2500-2509; doi:10.3390/ijerph6092500
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Development, Methodology and Potential of the New Universal Visual Scoring System (UniViSS) for Caries Detection and Diagnosis

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Received: 12 August 2009; Accepted: 22 September 2009 / Published: 23 September 2009
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Abstract: Given the limitations of adjunct caries detection and diagnostic tools, e.g., imperfect validity and reproducibility, as well as the difficulties in controlling all possible confounding factors, the need for an objective visual caries detection and diagnosis system has become evident. Our work has therefore aimed at systematizing caries lesions with the Universal Visual Scoring System (UniViSS) for occlusal and smooth surface lesions, which can be used for primary and permanent teeth, as well as under clinical, epidemiological, public health and laboratory conditions. Besides the description of the development and methodology of UniViSS, it is shown that UniViSS allows an accurate and reproducible classification of caries lesions on occlusal surfaces.
Keywords: dental caries; caries detection and diagnosis; visual examination; epidemiology dental caries; caries detection and diagnosis; visual examination; epidemiology
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Kühnisch, J.; Goddon, I.; Berger, S.; Senkel, H.; Bücher, K.; Oehme, T.; Hickel, R.; Heinrich-Weltzien, R. Development, Methodology and Potential of the New Universal Visual Scoring System (UniViSS) for Caries Detection and Diagnosis. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2009, 6, 2500-2509.

AMA Style

Kühnisch J, Goddon I, Berger S, Senkel H, Bücher K, Oehme T, Hickel R, Heinrich-Weltzien R. Development, Methodology and Potential of the New Universal Visual Scoring System (UniViSS) for Caries Detection and Diagnosis. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2009; 6(9):2500-2509.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Kühnisch, Jan; Goddon, Inka; Berger, Susanne; Senkel, Helga; Bücher, Katharina; Oehme, Thomas; Hickel, Reinhard; Heinrich-Weltzien, Roswitha. 2009. "Development, Methodology and Potential of the New Universal Visual Scoring System (UniViSS) for Caries Detection and Diagnosis." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 6, no. 9: 2500-2509.



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