Salud Dental Para Todos


International Caries Detection and Assessment System (ICDAS II)

D.D.S. Marcelo Alberto Iruretagoyena

Special considerations

  • Non-vital teeth should be scored in the same manner as vital teeth.

  • Banded or bracketed teeth. All visible surfaces should be examined as well as possible and scored in the usual manner. When a surface is completely covered by a band or bracket and there is no evidence of caries the tooth status code is 0.

  • In the case of supernumerary teeth, the examiner should decide which tooth is the legitimate occupant of the space. Only that tooth should be scored.

  • When both a primary and permanent tooth occupy the same space, only the permanent tooth is coded.

  • All surfaces restored with full coverage should be coded as crowned. If a tooth has been restored with anything less than full coverage, the surfaces involved in the restoration will be scored separately.

  • If a surface has been restored with a partial covering, the other surfaces must be registered separately. And the covered surface must be coded as an excluded surface 96

  • When more than one lesion is present on the same surface, the most severe must be recorded

  • All retained root surfaces must be coded as 06

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E-mail: D.D.S. Marcelo Alberto Iruretagoyena

Wilde.  Provincia de Buenos Aires. Argentina

Revised: September 2018