External root resorption diagnosis: cone-beam computed tomography or periapical radiographs?

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15 in-vitro studies were included in this review of CBCT & periapical radiographs for the diagnosis of external root resorption. It suggests that CBCT performs better however further research is needed the clinical an cost -effectiveness of its use.

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Secondary caries: limited evidence from in-situ studies

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Nine small in-situ studies were included in this review of the impact of restoration type on secondary caries providing insufficient evidence to make any firm conclusions.

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Digital imaging for caries: direct digital sensors or photostimulable phosphor plates?

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This review compared direct digital sensors and indirect photostimulable phosphor plates for the detection of caries. Six studies were included in the review with 4 contributing to the meta-analysis. There was no significant difference between the two systems and they displayed good specificity and limited sensitivity.

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Vertical root fracture diagnosis with CBCT – insufficient evidence

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Only 4 small studies at high risk of bias were available for this review of cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) for diagnosis of vertical root fracture, providing insufficient evidence to suggest that CBCT is a reliable test.

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Evidence-based guidelines for cone beam CT for dental and maxillofacial radiology

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Last year evidence-based guidelines for cone beam CT  (CBCT) were published as part of the SEDENTEXCT project.  The guideline is an extensive document that covers many aspect of this developing area.  The guideline is based on an extensive review of the available literature and the following categories were considered:- Radiation dose and risk Justification for [read the full story…]