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Bitewing radiography for caries diagnosis in children: when and why?

Timms, Laura, Deery, Chris, Chadwick, Barbara ORCID: and Drage, Nicholas 2020. Bitewing radiography for caries diagnosis in children: when and why? Dental Update 47 (4) , pp. 334-341. 10.12968/denu.2020.47.4.334

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Untreated dental caries affects children in the UK, with significant burden to the child, family and health service. High quality bitewing radiography is more effective than clinical observation alone at detecting proximal caries in children. Accurate diagnosis before cavitation allows preventive rather than operative management. Research has demonstrated that most children find bitewing radiography acceptable. It is therefore vital that bitewing radiographs of children are taken as per national guidance in general practice. CPD/Clinical Relevance: Timely and high quality bitewing radiography is required for accurate diagnosis and treatment planning in children.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Dentistry
Publisher: George Warman Publications (Uk)ltd
ISSN: 0305-5000
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 13 October 2020
Date of Acceptance: 17 April 2020
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2022 22:33

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