n Journal of Minimum Intervention in Dentistry - Glass ionomers and caries preventive effect : grey literature
|Article Title||Glass ionomers and caries preventive effect : grey literature|
|© Publisher:||Midentistry CC|
|Journal||Journal of Minimum Intervention in Dentistry|
|Author||S. Mickenautsch, V. Yengopal, M. Bonecker, S.C. Leal, A.C. Bezerra and L.B. Oliveira|
|Publication Date||Jan 2013|
[This document has been captured as part of the JMID-section for Grey-literature. Grey (or gray) literature refers to informally published written material that may be difficult to trace via conventional databases and/or journals as it is not formally published or is not widely accessible. However, Grey literature may still be an important source of information. Examples of grey literature include e.g.: patents, reports, working documents or unpublished manuscripts]
29 trials were accepted for data extraction and further meta-analysis. Dichotomous data of the accepted trials were pooled, indicating a pooled odds ratio (OR = Global results) of 1.32 (CI 95% 1.10 - 1.58). This means that GIC appears to increase the odds of absence of caries by 32%. The observation that GIC has an anticariogenic effect, as compared to other materials, is supported by available continuous data for restorations and orthodontic cementation. The available continuous data for fissure sealants confirms the observation that low viscosity GIC and resin-based fissure sealants do not differ in their caries preventive effect. These finding are also in line with the results of most rejected trials but not with the conclusions of most of the accepted systematic reviews by other authors. Clinical heterogeneity between trials was identified.
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