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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 38-41

Detection of proximal caries with digital intraoral bitewing radiography: An interobserver analysis

Restorative Dentistry Department, Faculty of Dentistry, King Abdul Aziz University; Operative Dentistry Division, Dentistry Program, Batterjee Medical College for Science and Technology, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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Dr. Basem M Abuzenada
Faculty of Dentistry, King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/sjhs.sjhs_141_18

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Objectives: The present study was undertaken to analyze bitewing digital images detection of interproximal caries through interobserver agreement. Materials and Methods: The study evaluated 152 bitewing radiographs for detection of interproximal caries by two observers: an operative dentist and oral radiologist. Results: The Kappa values for interobserver agreements were 0.47 and 0.44 in the first and second observations, while for intraobserver agreements, these values were 0.61 and 0.69 for the operative dentist and oral radiologist, respectively. Comparison of area under the receiver operating characteristic curves for inter- and intra-observer ratings was nonsignificant. Conclusion: The digital bitewing radiography resulted in no variation in both the agreements, and it was useful with respect to the reliability of diagnosis of interproximal caries.

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