Based on these gaps of knowledge, there is good reason to study the relationship between the frequency of active caries disease in the primary and permanent dentitions.
The aim of this study was to investigate if active caries disease in the primary dentition can be used as a long-term predictor of active caries disease in the permanent dentition.
DFT (dft) was used as an indicator of caries experience and DS (ds) as an indicator of active caries disease.
Table 3 shows the relationship between active caries disease (ds/DS) and caries experience (dft/DFT) at different ages.
To investigate the relationships between active caries disease in the primary dentition and active caries disease at 19 years of age, a logistic regression was conducted (Table 4) with gender and ds at three and six years as the independent variables.
Active caries disease in six-year-olds was used as a test to predict active caries disease in 19-year-olds.
5) Hand instruments, fluoride-releasing glass ionomer materials, and simple dental supplies/materials are basic components of an oral health care strategy that would allow a health care provider to treat active caries, (5) The training is rudimentary, but ART is an effective means of providing care to vulnerable populations.
By far the most commonly mentioned negative aspect is the black staining that accompanies its use when applied to active caries, (9-13), (16-20) as well as the possible staining of neighboring glass ionomer cements.