Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski, Gospodin Iliev
ISSN: 1312 773X (Online)
Issue: 2014, vol. 20, issue 5
Subject Collection: Oral and Dental Medicine
Pages: 626-630
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2014205.626
Published online: 03 November 2014

J of IMAB 2014 Oct-Dec;20(5):626-630
Rossiza I. Kabakchieva1 Natalia H. Gateva1Corresponding Autor, Hristina D. Mihaylova2.
1) Department of Paediatric Dentistry, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University –Sofia, Bulgaria,
2) Department of Imaging and Oral Diagnostic, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University –Sofia, Bulgaria.

Aim: To apply and follow up in clinical conditions the success rate of microinvasive technique of infiltration with low viscosity resin ICON® (DMG) of non cavitated approximal caries lesions of permanent children's teeth for a period of one year.
Material and methods: The study included 18 children aged 7-16 years. They were divided into two groups - children with medium and high caries risk. The survey include 20 teeth with approximal non-cavitated enamel lesions up to the outer third of dentin (E1, E2, D1 – according to the manufacturer’s instructions of ICON®). The size of the lesions was determined using bitewing radiographs and the activity - by Papilla Bleeding Index. The clinical application of the infiltr+ant (ICON® Caries Infiltrant Proximal, DMG) was conducted according to the manufacturer's instructions.
Bitewing radiographs were made at 6 and 12 months after infiltration in order to evaluate the success of the method. A test of the difference between two relative proportions and alternative test for analysis of the results were used.
Results: Our study confirm the hypothesis that this method of infiltration is equally successful for permanent teeth in patients with moderate caries risk as well as those at high caries risk.
Conclusion: This study is the first survey regarding the success of the application of ICON® for treatment of non-cavitated approximal carious lesions in permanent dentition of children in the country. Research in this direction should continue in order to increase the conviction that caries can be controlled and arrested in its earliest stages.

Key words: caries infiltration, permanent teeth, non-cavitated approximal carious lesions,

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Kabakchieva RI, Gateva NH, Mihaylova HD. Non-operative treatment of non-cavitated approximal carious lesions of permanent children’s teeth. J of IMAB. 2014 Oct-Dec;20(5):626-630.

Correspondence to: Assoc. Prof. Dr Natalia Gateva, PhD, Department of Paediatric Dentistry, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University – Sofia; 1, Sv. Georgi Sofiyski Blvd, 1431 Sofia, Bulgaria; E-mail:

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Received: 08 August 2014
Published online: 03 November 2014

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