Saratov JOURNAL of Medical and Scientific Research

Dnester State University n.a. T.G. Shevchenko

Steps in computerizing the enamel resistance test

Year: 2011, volume 7 Issue: №1 Pages: 266-268
Heading: Stomatology Article type: Short message
Authors: Okushko V.R., Kozadaev S.I., Potolya A.V.
Organization: Dnester State University n.a. T.G. Shevchenko

The article reveals the data on the use test of enamel resistance (TER) in studies on dental caries - the central problem in dentistry. Importance of predictive tests which allow focusing prevention efforts on deferent individuals at deferent times is being emphasized. The description of TER clinical techniques is presented; its weakness in terms of objectifying the degree of staining in the tested site is indicated. A standard color scale available in the Internet is proposed. In case of its application by all the authors who use TER, this methodological innovation will allow to obtain objective information about the level of tooth functional resistance under various conditions

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Functional resistance of enamel and the phenomenon of transtegumental fluid transport

Year: 2011, volume 7 Issue: №1 Pages: 211-216
Heading: Stomatology Article type: Original article
Authors: Okushko V.R. Okushko R.V. Ursan R.V.
Organization: Dnester State University n.a. T.G. Shevchenko

Current data related to transport of fluid through the covering tissue formations (skin, nail plate, dental enamel, gum valley) are being analyzed. A supposition is made of transtegumental fluid transport (TFT) as a general biological regularity which is specifically manifested in tissues of different functional purposes. Depending on the peculiarity of the organ, the tooth performs the TFT providing functional resistance of the enamel, whose level is clinically detected in the «test of enamel resistance» (TER) used in modern research. The article draws attention to the reasonability of an in-depth study of the tooth physiology, where the central element is TFT. This phenomenon is of interest both from fundamental and highly practical standpoints. Identification of seasonal periods in the functional resistance decline makes it possible to get a distinct effect by means of concentrating prevention efforts on this. The TER sample, as well as other transtegumental fluid transport patterns, is to find place in the system of personalized predictive approach to caries diseases

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