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Table 3 Number of lesions detected with clinical examinations only (a) and clinical and radiographic examination (b), by tooth and surface1 in all children

From: The effect of bitewing radiography on estimates of dental caries experience among children differs according to their disease experience

Upper right quadrant Upper left quadrant
(b) 7 45 80 123 33 22 16 26 132 72 45 7
(a) 3 28 24 58 24 7 5 18 71 35 32 0
  D O M D O M M O D M O D
2nd molar 1st molar 1st molar 2nd molar
  D O M D O M M O D M O D
(a) 2 43 25 84 38 7 4 34 85 24 39 4
(b) 6 56 55 142 41 18 20 41 145 46 58 8
Lower right quadrant Lower Left quadrant
  1. D Distal, O Occlusal, M Mesial
  2. 1Total number detected with radiography alone = 551; total number of lesions detected with clinical examination alone = 694 (55.7% of those detected with both methods)