n Evidence Based Summaries in Dentistry - Atraumatic restorative treatment (ART) versus standard dental care for early childhood caries (EEC)

Volume 6, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 2223-5353


ART relies on caries removal by hand instruments without the use of a local anesthetic and the prepared tooth cavity is subsequently restored with glass-ionomer cement (GIC). The aim of this randomized controlled trial was to evaluate the quality of ART restorations for pre-school children (age < 6 years) in comparison to that of tooth restorations placed during standard oral care.

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