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fluorosis classification

fluorosis classification  

A system of defining the severity of chronic fluoride toxicity based on enamel defects. The most commonly used indices are the Dean Index [Dr Trendley Dean (1893–1962), American dentist] and the ...
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A Dictionary of Dentistry (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2020
Subject:
Medicine and health, Dentistry
Length:
871 words

...in ‘Health Effects of Ingested Fluoride’, National Academy of Sciences, 1993 , p. 169. Clinical criteria and scoring for the Thylstrup–Fejerskov index Score Criteria 0 Normal translucency of enamel remains after prolonged air-drying. 1 Narrow white lines corresponding to the perikymata . 2 Smooth surfaces : More pronounced lines of opacity that follow the perikymata. Occasionally confluence of adjacent lines. Occlusal surfaces : Scattered areas of opacity <2mm in diameter and pronounced opacity of cuspal ridges. 3 Smooth surfaces...

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