Technological advances in caries diagnosis

Glenn K. Rochlen, Mark S. Wolff

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Understanding the nature of the caries lesion, disease activity, and the patient's caries risk are all used in determining the nature of dental care to be delivered. An examination should include a health and social history and clinical examination using appropriate technologies. This allows proper assessment and suggests a logical management intervention. Minimally invasive dentistry is a concept based on an assessment of a patient's caries risk and the application of the current therapies to prevent, control, and treat the disease. The history of the dental examination and the variety of current technologies are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)441-452
Number of pages12
JournalDental clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2011


  • Caries diagnosis
  • Laser fluorescence
  • Radiology
  • Transillumination

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Dentistry


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