Data for: A prospective comparison of conventional versus automated digital PAR scoring using the Carestream 3600 intra-oral scanner and CS Model+ software system

Published: 26 April 2021| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/x6rd5633ym.1
Sana Luqmani,
Martyn Cobourne,
Allan Jones,
Andiappan Manoharan


This prospective study investigated the validity of automated digital PAR scoring by comparing conventional measurement using study models to computer-based automated scoring using either scanned study models or intra-oral scanning. Methods: Sixty-seven patients underwent alginate impression-taking and intra-oral scanning (Carestream CS 3600) at a single appointment in a random order. For each patient, a weighted PAR score was calculated manually by a calibrated examiner using study models and a PAR ruler (Conventional), and automatically using Carestream Model+ software and data from scanned study models (Indirect Digital) or intra-oral scans (Direct Digital). All procedures were timed and each patient completed a short binary questionnaire relating to their experience.



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