Visual Inspection Displays Good Accuracy for Detecting Caries Lesions

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Abstract

ARTICLE TITLE and BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

Visual inspection for caries detection: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Gimenez T, Piovesan C, Braga MM, Raggio DP, Deery C, Ricketts DN, Ekstrand DR, Mendes FM. J Dent Res 2015;94(7):895-904.

REVIEWER

Svante Twetman, DDS, PhD, Odont Dr

PURPOSE/QUESTION

To evaluate the overall accuracy of visual methods for detecting caries lesions.

SOURCE of FUNDING

Brazilian government (Process 2012/17888-1).

TYPE of STUDY/DESIGN

Systematic review with meta-analysis of data

LEVEL of EVIDENCE

Level 1: Good-quality, patient-oriented evidence

STRENGTH of RECOMMENDATION GRADE

Grade A: Consistent, good-quality patient-oriented evidence

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