Performance of experienced dentists in Switzerland after an e-learning program on ICDAS occlusal caries detection

Almeida Rodrigues, Jonas; Schlesner de Oliveira, Renata; Hug, Isabelle; Neuhaus, Klaus; Lussi, Adrian (2013). Performance of experienced dentists in Switzerland after an e-learning program on ICDAS occlusal caries detection. Journal of dental education, 77(8), pp. 1086-1091. American Dental Education Association

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This study aimed to evaluate the effect of an e-learning program on the validity and reproducibility of the International Caries Detection and Assessment System (ICDAS) in detecting occlusal caries. For the study, 170 permanent molars were selected. Four dentists in Switzerland who had no previous contact with ICDAS examined the teeth before and after the e-learning program and scored the sites according to ICDAS. Teeth were histologically prepared and assessed for caries extension. The significance level was set at 0.05. Sensitivity before and after the e-learning program was 0.80 and 0.77 (D1), 0.72 and 0.63 (D2), and 0.74 and 0.67 (D3,4), respectively. Specificity was 0.64 and 0.69 (D1), 0.70 and 0.81 (D2), and 0.81 and 0.87 (D3,4). A McNemar test did not show any difference between the values of sensitivity, specificity, accuracy, and area under the ROC curve (AUC) before and after the e-learning program. The averages of wK values for interexaminer reproducibility were 0.61 (before) and 0.66 (after). Correlation with histology presented wK values of 0.62 (before) and 0.63 (after). A Wilcoxon test showed a statistically significant difference between before and after the e-learning program. In conclusion, even though ICDAS performed well in detecting occlusal caries, the e-learning program did not have any statistically significant effect on its performance by these experienced dentists.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > School of Dental Medicine > Department of Preventive, Restorative and Pediatric Dentistry

UniBE Contributor:

De Almeida Rodrigues, Jonas; Hug, Isabelle; Neuhaus, Klaus and Lussi, Adrian

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1930-7837

Publisher:

American Dental Education Association

Language:

English

Submitter:

Eveline Carmen Schuler

Date Deposited:

04 Apr 2014 10:23

Last Modified:

25 Jan 2017 12:15

PubMed ID:

23929579

Uncontrolled Keywords:

ICDAS Switzerland, caries, caries detection, continuing dental education, e-learning, occlusal caries

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/40805

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