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Quantitative Light Fluorescence (QLF) and Polarized White Light (PWL) assessments of dental fluorosis in an epidemiological setting

Iain A Pretty1*, Michael McGrady1, Christian Zakian1, Roger P Ellwood1, Andrew Taylor1, Mohammed Owaise Sharif2, Timothy Iafolla4, E Angeles Martinez-Mier5, Patcharawan Srisilapanan6, Narumanas Korwanich6, Michaela Goodwin1 and Bruce A Dye3

Author Affiliations

1 Colgate Palmolive Dental Health Unit, School of Dentistry, University of Manchester, Lloyd Street North, Manchester Science Park, England, M15 6SH, United kingdom

2 Oral Health Unit, School of Dentistry, University of Manchester, Lloyd Street North, Manchester Science Park, England, M15 6SH, United kingdom

3 CDC, National Center for Health Statistics, Metro IV Building, 3311 Toledo Road, Hyattsville, MD, 20782, USA

4 NIH, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial research, 31 Center Drive Ste 5B55, Bethesda, MD, 20892-2190, USA

5 Indiana University, School of Dentistry, Oral Health Research Institute, 415 Lansing St, Indianapolis, IN, 46202-2876, USA

6 Faculty of Dentistry, Chiang Mai University, T. Suthep, A. Muang, Chiang Mai, 50200, Thailand

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BMC Public Health 2012, 12:366  doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-366

Published: 20 May 2012

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Additional file 1: Table S1:

Distribution of dental fluorosis within the study population (most severe tooth scored)

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Additional file 2: Table S2:

Agreement between assessments using Polarized White Light (PWL) or standard White Light (WL) images with the clinical exam for measures of dental fluorosis evaluated with linear weighted Kappa’s

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