Case-Based Reasoning to Classify Endodontic Retreatments

  • Livia CampoEmail author
  • Vicente Vera
  • Enrique Garcia
  • Juan F. De Paz
  • Juan M. Corchado
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 154)


Within the field of odontology, an analysis of the probability of success of endodontic retreatment facilitates the diagnostic and decision-making process of medical personnel. This study presents a case-based reasoning system that predicts the probability of success and failure of retreatments to avoid extraction. Different classifiers were applied during the reuse phase of the case-based reasoning process. The system was tested on a set of patients who received retreatments, and a set of variables considered to be of particular interest, were selected.


case-based reasoning classification odontology 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Livia Campo
    • 1
    Email author
  • Vicente Vera
    • 1
  • Enrique Garcia
    • 1
  • Juan F. De Paz
    • 2
  • Juan M. Corchado
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Estomatology IIComplutense University of MadridMadridSpain
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science and AutomationUniversity of SalamancaSalamancaSpain

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