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Table 4 Number of lesions detected (a) by clinical examination alone and (b) by clinical examination and radiography, by molar tooth and surface, and by caries experience group

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

Children (N = 185) clinically diagnosed with 0 dmfs:
  Upper right quadrant Upper left quadrant
(b) 0 4 9 20 2 1 0 3 21 7 4 0
(a) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  D O M D O M M O D M O D
  Second molar First molar First molar Second molar
  D O M D O M M O D M O D
(a) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
(b) 0 1 3 19 2 3 1 1 17 2 3 1
  Lower right quadrant Lower left quadrant
Total number detected with clinical examination and radiography = 124; number detected with clinical examination alone = 0 (0.0% of the latter)
Children (N = 218) clinically diagnosed with 1–8 dmfs:
  Upper right quadrant Upper left quadrant
(b) 7 45 80 123 33 22 16 26 132 72 46 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
  Second molar First molar First molar Second 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
Total number detected with clinical examination and radiography = 556; number detected with clinical examination alone = 342 (61.5% of the latter)
Children (N = 98) clinically diagnosed with 9+ dmfs:
  Upper right quadrant Upper left quadrant
(b) 4 17 25 34 18 7 5 13 31 30 14 5
(a) 2 14 12 24 17 4 4 12 24 21 14 0
  D O M D O M M O D M O D
  Second molar First molar First molar Second molar
  D O M D O M M O D M O D
(a) 1 18 16 23 22 4 2 17 22 15 17 3
(b) 4 21 31 28 22 4 11 17 31 19 19 4
  Lower right quadrant Lower left quadrant
Total number detected with clinical examination and radiography = 414; number detected with clinical examination alone = 308 (74.4% of the latter)