June 2011

Volume 28, Issue 2

A new index to measure tooth wear – methodolgy and practical advice

Authors: D. Bartlett M. Harding M. Sherriff S. Shirodaria H. Whelton
doi: 10.1922/CDH_2552Bartlett06

Abstract

A new tooth wear index, designed to measure stages of tooth wear in enamel and dentine is presented. The index measures the lateral spread of wear in enamel and the depth of tooth wear in dentine. The index scores enamel loss at 5 levels and 6 levels in dentine and provides a more sensitive index for monitoring the progression of wear than older indices. The protocols and methods of the index are described and incorporate refinements based on the combined experiences of two independent studies conducted on adults and children. The findings of both studies are summarised and recommendations are made for future studies which investigate the prevalence of tooth wear in adults or children. Key words: The exact tooth wear index (ETI)

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