The Limited Use of Newer Methods in Dental Practice

Video 1. What new instruments or techniques are currently available for caries detection?

It should be noted that because of the high level of technical skill needed to use some of these methods, or the expense of the necessary equipment, the only technique that is currently widely used in dental practice is digital radiography.2 The DIAGNOdent tends to be used in some practices as a second opinion during the diagnostic process on occlusal surfaces. The other methods tend to be used mostly in a research setting.

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