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Differential diagnosis of dental fluorosis made by undergraduate dental students

Lilian Rigo, Leodinei Lodi, Raíssa Rigo Garbin

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082015AO3472

ABSTRACTObjective To check knowledge of undergraduate dental students to make diagnosis of dental fluorosis with varying degrees of severity and choose its appropriate treatment.Methods Data were collected using a semi-structured questionnaire addressing knowledge of undergraduates based on ten images of mouths presenting enamel changes.Results Only three images were correctly diagnosed by most undergraduates; the major difficulty was in establishing dental fluorosis severity degree.Conclusion Despite much information about fluorosis conveyed during the Dentistry training, as defined in the course syllabus, a […]