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J Evid Based Dent Pract. 2010 Dec;10(4):232-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2010.09.002.

It is not clear whether commonly used radiographic markers in panoramic images possess predictive ability for determining the relationship between the inferior alveolar nerve and the mandibular third molar.

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Department of Oral Radiology, School of Dentistry, Aarhus University, Vennelyst Boulevard, 8000 Aarhus, Denmark.

Abstract

ARTICLE TITLE AND BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION:

Diagnostic accuracy of panoramic radiography in determining relationship between inferior alveolar nerve and mandibular third molar. Atieh MA. J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2010;68:74-82.

REVIEWER:

Ann Wenzel, DDS, PhD, Dr Odont.

PURPOSE/QUESTION:

Are 3 commonly accepted radiographic signs in panoramic images indicative of a close relationship between the inferior alveolar nerve and the mandibular third molar?

SOURCE OF FUNDING:

Information not available.

TYPE OF STUDY/DESIGN:

Systematic review with meta-analysis of data.

LEVEL OF EVIDENCE:

Level 2:Limited-quality patient-oriented evidence.

STRENGTH OF RECOMMENDATION GRADE:

Grade B:Inconsistent and limited-quality patient-oriented evidence.

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