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Terminology of erosive Toothwear: consensus report of a workshop organised by ORCA and Cariology Research Group of IADR

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  • Nadine Schlueter
  • Bennett Amaechi
  • David Bartlett
  • Marilia Buzalaf
  • Thiago Carvalho
  • Carolina Ganss
  • Anderson Hara
  • Marie-Charlotte Huysmans
  • Adrian Lussi
  • Rebecca Moazzez
  • Alexandre Vieira
  • Nicola West
  • Annette Wiegand
  • Alix Young
  • Frank Lippert
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
JournalCaries Research
Early online date14 Oct 2019
DateAccepted/In press - 7 Aug 2019
DateE-pub ahead of print (current) - 14 Oct 2019


Our understanding of erosive tooth wear and its contributing factors has evolved considerably over the last decades. New terms have been introduced continuously to describe often the same aspects of this condition, whereas others are being used inappropriately. This has led to unnecessary confusion and miscommunication between patients, professionals and researchers. A group of 15 experts, selected by the European Organization for Caries Research and the Cariology Research Group of the International Association for Dental Research, participated in a two-day workshop to define the most commonly used terms in erosive tooth wear. A modified Delphi method was utilized to reach consensus. At least 80% agreement was achieved for all terms discussed and their definitions related to clinical conditions and processes, basic concepts, diagnosis, risk, prevention and management of erosive tooth wear. Use of the agreed terms will provide a better understanding of erosive tooth wear and intends to enable improved communication on this topic

    Research areas

  • Terminology, Toothwear



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