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Visual Detection Criteria Using the International Caries Detection and Assessment System (ICDAS)

  • Kim R. Ekstrand
  • Mariana M. M. B. BragaEmail author
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Abstract

The International Caries Detection and Assessment System (ICDAS) was devised as a visual detection system with histological validation. ICDAS comprises of 7 codes and can be used on primary caries and caries around restorations, on coronal and root surfaces. The system can be used on coronal and root caries as well as caries around restorations and sealants. There is a detection part of the scoring system that categorize lesions according to severity and an assessment aspect that categorize lesions according to activity. Specific guidelines are suggested to be used during clinical examination.

Keywords

Caries detection Visual assessment Caries activity 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of OdontologyUniversity of CopenhagenCopenhagenDenmark
  2. 2.Pediatric DentistryUniversity of São PauloSão PauloBrazil

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