2022
DOI: 10.1177/00220345221084664
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Visible Occlusal Plaque Index Predicting Caries Lesion Activity

Abstract: This study was undertaken to appraise the predictive validity of the Visible Occlusal Plaque Index (VOPI) in assessing occlusal caries lesion activity in adolescents. A total of 618 adolescents aged 10 to 15 y were examined at the beginning of the trial and 511 (82.7%) at the 2-y follow-up. Adolescents and parents answered questionnaires about demographics, oral health behavior, and family sociodemographic variables. The VOPI has a 4-point ordinal scale ranging from no plaque to heavy plaque. Molar teeth were … Show more

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