J Korean Acad Pediatr Dent. 2011;38(2): 202-209.
LITERATURE REVIEW OF INTERNATIONAL CARIES DETECTION AND ASSESSMENT SYSTEM II TO ORAL EXAMINATION FOR CHILDREN
김현정, 노홍석, 김신, 정태성
부산대학교 치의학전문대학원 소아치과학교실
Corresponding Author: 정태성 ,
Received: April 8, 2011;  Accepted: April 25, 2011.
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ABSTRACT
Current treatment concept of dental caries has been changed, because it has been proved that it is a preventable disease. The philosophy has been changed from purely restorative treatment to preventive caries control. Therefore the methods or criteria of oral examination has been changed. The clinician have to detect not only cavitation, but also the lesion of non-cavitation stage. International Caries Detection and Assessment System II (ICDAS II) was developed recently, which is a new criteria of classification of dental caries. This system was based on the current concept of prevention, early detection and patient-centered management of caries. Therefore this philosophy is in accord with the perspective of pediatric dentistry. The purpose of this article is to introduce this system for oral examination of children.
Keywords: ICDAS II | Dental Caries | Oral Examination | Enamel Caries
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