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The Journal of Adhesive Dentistry

Edited by Jean-François Roulet

ISSN (print) 1461-5185 • ISSN (online) 1757-9988

Publication:

July/August 2012
Volume 14 , Issue 4



Pages: 335 - 338
PMID: 22282754
DOI: 10.3290/j.jad.a22713
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Accuracy of Digital Images in the Detection of Marginal Microleakage: An In Vitro Study

Alvarenga, Fábio Augusto de Santi / Andrade, Marcelo Ferrarezi de / Pinelli, Camila / Rastelli, Alessanda Nara Souza / Victorino, Keli Regina / Loffredo, Leonor de Castro Monteiro

Purpose: To evaluate the accuracy of Image Tool Software 3.0 (ITS 3.0) to detect marginal microleakage using the stereomicroscope as the validation criterion and ITS 3.0 as the tool under study.
Materials and Methods: Class V cavities were prepared at the cementoenamel junction of 61 bovine incisors, and 53 halves of them were used. Using the stereomicroscope, microleakage was classified dichotomously: presence or absence. Next, ITS 3.0 was used to obtain measurements of the microleakage, so that 0.75 was taken as the cut-off point, and values equal to or greater than 0.75 indicated its presence, while values between 0.00 and 0.75 indicated its absence. Sensitivity and specificity were calculated by point and given as 95% confidence interval (95% CI).
Results: The accuracy of the ITS 3.0 was verified with a sensitivity of 0.95 (95% CI: 0.89 to 1.00) and a specificity of 0.92 (95% CI: 0.84 to 0.99).
Conclusion: Digital diagnosis of marginal microleakage using ITS 3.0 was sensitive and specific.

Keywords: marginal microleakage, diagnosis, validity of tests

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