Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry                           
Year : 1999  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 73--89

Relationship between the existing caries status, plaque S. mutans and Cariostat caries activity test in children.


AK Munshi, AM Hegde, A Munshi 
 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, A.B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Karnataka

Correspondence Address:
A K Munshi
Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, A.B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Karnataka

An attempt was made in this study to find out the sensitivity and specificity of a caries activity test, CARIOSTAT and its relationship to the existing caries status and the plaque S. mutans level. The test proved to be highly sensitive and specific with significant relationship to the S.mutans count in the dental plaque. There also was a significant relationship between both the cultured microorganisms on MSB agar and the plaque in the Cariostat medium.


How to cite this article:
Munshi A K, Hegde A M, Munshi A. Relationship between the existing caries status, plaque S. mutans and Cariostat caries activity test in children. J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent 1999;17:73-89


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Munshi A K, Hegde A M, Munshi A. Relationship between the existing caries status, plaque S. mutans and Cariostat caries activity test in children. J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent [serial online] 1999 [cited 2021 Jun 23 ];17:73-89
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