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1

How is caries classified by extent

D1 - all visually detectable lesions
D2 - lesions extending into enamel only
D3 - lesions extending into dentine

2

How can caries by classed by cavitation

Cavitated
Non-cavitated

3

How can caries be classed by activity

Active - demineralising
Inactive - remineralising

4

How can caries be classified by site

Smooth surface
Occlusal
Root surface
Approximately

5

Who created the new diagnostic system differentiating between active and inactive caries lesions

B. Nyvad

6

How can caries be classed by location

Primary - de novo: 1*
Secondary - adjacent to a restoration: 2*

7

What are the different ways that caries can be classified

Extent
Cavitation
Activity
Site
Location

8

How does the caries scoring system work

Surfaces - each tooth is considered separately
Tooth - worst surface dictated tooth code