Research Article
Volume 20 Issue 11 - 2021
Quantitative and Qualitative Methods for Caries Risk Assessment in Children: A Comparative Study
Marília Pacífico Lucisano1*, Raquel Assed Bezerra Silva1, Amanda Silva Bertasso1, Mónica Verónica Escalante Romero1, Roberto Santana da Silva2, Wael Adnan Mohammed Alayoubi2, Wael Adnan Mohammed Alayoubi1, Paulo Nelson-Filho1
1Department of Pediatric Clinics, School of Dentistry of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil
2Department of Physics and Chemistry, Laboratory of Pharmacology, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil
*Corresponding Author: Marília Pacífico Lucisano, Department of Pediatric Clinics, School of Dentistry of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil.
Received: September 07, 2021; Published: October 25, 2021


Aim: To compare the qualitative risk assessment of caries with Clinpro Cario L-Pop (CCLP) with the quantitative determination of lactic acid present in children's saliva using high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC).

Methods: 60 children were divided into 2 groups (high and low caries risk). For qualitative analysis of caries risk, the CCLP test was used, and for the quantitative analysis the concentration of lactic acid present in saliva was determined by HPLC. The results were analyzed using ANOVA and chi-square test with a significance level of 5%.

Results: The intraclass correlation between the values obtained by the CCLP test and the amount of lactic acid determined by HPLC was 0.040. Therefore, the correlation was not statistically significant (p = 0.442).

Conclusion: It can be concluded that CCPL alone was not an effective method to clinically determine the risk of caries.

Keywords: Caries risk; Children; Clinpro Cario L-Pop; Lactic Acid


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Citation: Marília Pacífico Lucisano., et al. “Quantitative and Qualitative Methods forCariesRisk Assessment in Children: A Comparative Study”. EC Dental Science 20.11 (2021): 10-15.

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