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Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski Publishing Ltd.
ISSN: 1312-773X (Online)
Issue: 2023, vol. 29, issue4
Subject Area: Dental Medicine
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DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2023294.5282
Published online: 15 December 2023

Original article
J of IMAB. 2023 Oct-Dec;29(4):5282-5285
NEAR-INFRARED TRANSILLUMINATION COMPARED TO DIGITAL BITEWING RADIOGRAPHY FOR PROXIMAL CARIES DETECTION
Veselina TodorovaORCID logoCorresponding Autoremail, Ivan FilipovORCID logo,
Department of Operative Dentistry and Endodontics, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University – Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

ABSTRACT:
Proximal caries is a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. Aim: to study the diagnostic accuracy of near-infrared transillumination (DIAGNOcam, KaVo) compared to digital bitewing radiography for initial proximal caries diagnosis. Materials and methods: 1600 proximal surfaces of premolars and molars of 50 patients were examined with DIAGNOcam and digital bitewing radiography, and the level of agreement between them was established. Results: for the diagnosis of proximal caries in dentin, a complete (100%) coincidence of the findings with the type of tooth and type of surface was established. For the diagnosis of proximal caries in enamel, a high level of agreement between the two methods was found, as transillumination with near-infrared light is more sensitive than digital bitewing radiography. Conclusion: DIAGNOcam is a promising screening device in clinical practice for early proximal caries detection.

Keywords: early proximal caries detection, transillumination, bitewing,

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Please cite this article as: Todorova V, Filipov I. Near-infrared transillumination compared to digital bitewing radiography for proximal caries detection. J of IMAB. 2023 Oct-Dec;29(4):5282-5285.
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Corresponding AutorCorrespondence to: Dr. Veselina Todorova, PhD, Department of Operative dentistry and endodontics, Faculty of Dental medicine, Medical University – Plovdiv; 3, Hristo Botev Blvd., Plovdiv, Bulgaria; E-mail: n_vesi@abv.bg

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Received: 30 June 2023
Published online: 15 December 2023

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