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Title: Validation of a computer-assisted system on classifying lower third molars
Author: Cortell Ballester, Isidoro
Almendros-Marqués, Nieves
Berini Aytés, Leonardo
Gay Escoda, Cosme
Keywords: Dent molar
Queixal del seny
Wisdom tooth
Issue Date: Jan-2011
Publisher: Medicina Oral SL
Abstract: Objectives: The present study evaluates the reliability of the Radio Memory® software (Radio Memory; Belo Horizonte,Brasil.) on classifying lower third molars, analyzing intra- and interexaminer agreement of the results. Study Design: An observational, descriptive study of 280 lower third molars was made. The corresponding orthopantomographs were analyzed by two examiners using the Radio Memory® software. The exam was repeated 30 days after the first observation by each examiner. Both intra- and interexaminer agreement were determined using the SPSS v 12.0 software package for Windows (SPSS; Chicago, USA). Results: Intra- and interexaminer agreement was shown for both the Pell & Gregory and the Winter classifications, p<0.01, with 99% significant correlation between variables in all the cases. Conclusions: The use of Radio Memory® software for the classification of lower third molars is shown to be a valid alternative to the conventional method (direct evaluation on the orthopantomograph), for both clinical and investigational applications.
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It is part of: Medicina Oral, Patología Oral y Cirugia Bucal, 2011, vol. 16, num. 1, p. 68-73
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ISSN: 1698-4447
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Articles publicats en revistes (Institut d'lnvestigació Biomèdica de Bellvitge (IDIBELL))

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