Table 3.

Smooth-surface (buccal and lingual) enamel and dentinal caries scores

GroupImmunization treatmentCaries scorea
EnamelDentin
AVaccine and adjuvant8.61 ± 0.770.36 ± 0.15
BNone10.32 ± 0.860.68 ± 0.17
CAdjuvant11.75 ± 0.820.61 ± 1.31
  • a Mean ± SEM (n = 28). P values are as follows: for enamel, A versus B = 0.0472, A versus C = 0.0326, and B versus C = 0.3417; for dentin, A versus B = 0.0239, A versus C = 0.0502, and B versus C = 0.6843. Results for groups B and C were not significantly different (P > 0.05) as determined by Tukey’s procedure.