Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine

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Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine

2013, vol. 22, nr 3, May-June, p. 439–447

Publication type: review article

Language: English

Usefulness Assessment Indices of Non-Carious Dental Defects with Consideration of Aetiological Factors and the Quality Criterion

Ocena przydatności wskaźników ubytków zębów pochodzenia niepróchnicowego z uwzględnieniem czynników etiologicznych oraz kryterium jakości

Marta Tanasiewicz1,A,C,E,F, Irena Zalewska2,B,C,D

1 Department of Conservative Dentistry with Endodontics, Medical University of Silesia, Bytom, Poland

2 NZOZ Dental-Lux, Katowice, Poland


Much attention is being paid in the current literature to the necessity of raising awareness of the problem of tooth wear. The aim of this paper is to discuss advantages, disadvantages and modifications of currently used tooth wear indices with particular attention drawn to the advantages of their use both in everyday practice and epidemiological research, as well as an attempt to make the choice of a wear index easier and better adjusted for the needs of a single patient or a group of patients. The paper compares index assessment attempts available in the current literature in the context of validity of criteria choices and reliability results. The role of supporting methods is stressed as they facilitate both diagnosis and storing of data on tooth wear, as well as usefulness of indices which comprise thera- peutic recommendations (Adv Clin Exp Med 2013, 22, 3, 439–447).


We współczesnym piśmiennictwie zwraca się uwagę na konieczność podniesienia świadomości co do wagi pro- blematyki starcia zębów. Celem pracy było omówienie wad, zalet i modyfikacji obecnie stosowanych wskaźników starcia ze zwróceniem uwagi na korzyści płynące z ich stosowania zarówno w codziennej praktyce, jak i badaniach epidemiologicznych, a także próba ułatwienia wyboru wskaźnika starcia najlepiej dostosowanego do potrzeb danej jednostki czy grupy pacjentów. W prezentowanej pracy poddano analizie obecne w piśmiennictwie oceny poszcze- gólnych wskaźników w kontekście trafności doboru kryteriów, czy wyników rzetelności. Podkreślono rolę metod pomocniczych, uławiających zarówno diagnostykę, jak i archiwizację danych dotyczących starcia oraz użyteczność zastosowanych wskaźników (Adv Clin Exp Med 2013, 22, 3, 439–447).

Key words

Key words: non-carious defects.

Słowa kluczowe

Słowa kluczowe: ubytki niepróchnicowe.

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