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Dr Kashif Adnan
Dr. Muhammad Usman
Syed Amjad Abbas
Dr. Hafiz Mahmood Azam
Anam Hameed
Muhammad Usman Majeed
Dr. Sibtain Afzal


Dental caries, caries detection, dental imaging techniques, early detection, oral healthcare.


Objective: This research aimed to critically evaluate and consolidate existing knowledge on novel imaging techniques for early dental caries detection. The objective was to provide an overview of the latest advancements in dental imaging technologies, focusing on their sensitivity, specificity, and clinical utility.

Study design: Cross-sectional Study

Place and duration time: The study was conducted online, utilizing a wide range of academic databases and journals. The duration of the study spanned several months to gather and analyze the necessary data and literature.

Materials and methods: Data collection involved the review of academic articles, research


papers, and clinical studies related to dental imaging and caries detection. Various statistical methods were employed to analyze and interpret the data, including frequency analysis, chi-square tests, regression analysis, and correlation analysis.

Results: The results revealed a diverse range of imaging modalities utilized in dental care,


with digital radiography and optical coherence tomography (OCT) being prominent choices. However, there was no significant association between the choice of imaging modality and caries detection or clinical applicability. Regression analysis showed that age had minimal impact on caries detection sensitivity. Correlation analysis indicated weak or non-significant relationships between variables.

Conclusion: This study highlights the complexity of dental caries detection, emphasizing the need for a holistic approach that considers various factors beyond imaging modality. While technological advancements have improved dental imaging, the study underscores the significance of clinical expertise and patient-related factors. Further research is warranted to enhance the clinical integration of these emerging techniques and to refine strategies for early detection of dental caries. Top of Form

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