Comparing modified USPHS and FDI criteria for the assessment of glass ionomer restorations in primary molars utilising clinical and photographic evaluation

N. Larasati, M. F. Rizal, E. Fauziah

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Abstract

Purpose: To compare the applicability of modified US Public Health Service (USPHS) and FDI criteria for evaluating glass ionomer cement (GIC) restorations in primary posterior teeth through digital image analysis. Methods: This comparative analytic study was conducted at the Children’s Dental Clinic RSKGM FKG UI, involving 40 GIC restorations on lower first primary molars in children aged 4–9 years. After cleaning, the restorations were assessed clinically using modified USPHS and FDI criteria before taking digital images, then the collected images were re-evaluated using both sets of criteria, and the clinical assessment results were compared to the digital image assessment results. Results: Statistical analysis revealed significant differences between the clinical evaluation of GIC restorations in primary teeth and their corresponding digital photographs when using the modified USPHS criteria, and although the use of FDI criteria yielded different results, these differences were not statistically significant. Conclusion: The assessment of GIC restorations through digital images aligns more closely with clinical assessments using the FDI criteria compared to the modified USPHS criteria.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Archives of Paediatric Dentistry
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2024

Keywords

  • Digital image
  • FDI
  • Glass ionomer cement
  • Modified USPHS
  • Restoration assessment

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