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J Int Soc Prev Community Dent. 2013 Jul;3(2):59-66. doi: 10.4103/2231-0762.122433.

Evaluation and co-relation of the Oratest, colorimetric Snyder's test and salivary Streptococcus mutans count in children of age group of 6-8 years.

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1
Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College and Hospital, Maharashtra, India.
2
Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Dr. D.Y. Patil Dental College and Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India.
3
Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College and Hospital, Maharashtra, India.

Abstract

AIM:

Evaluation and co-relation of the caries susceptibility using Oratest, colorimetric Snyder's test and salivary Streptococcus mutans count amongst children in the age group of 6-8 years.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

A total of 120 healthy children were grouped into control and test groups according to their dmft/DMFT scores. Snyder's test, salivary S. mutans count and Oratest were performed for each individual.

RESULTS:

The relationship of three caries activity tests with each other and with existing caries status was found out.

CONCLUSION AND CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS:

The present study has shown that Oratest has a definite clinical relationship with caries status and microbiological relationship with S. mutans count of the individual.

KEYWORDS:

Caries activity test; Oratest; dental caries

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