n Journal of Minimum Intervention in Dentistry - Minimal intervention (MI) in dentistry

Volume 4, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 1998-801X


The intention of minimal intervention dentistry is to treat the patient for the disease of caries in the simplest manner possible commensurate with the problems diagnosed in that patient's oral environment. The term does not define or limit the extent of the treatment in any way. It simply suggests that the least complex treatment is generally the most desirable and prevention is better than cure. The use of the word intervention covers all types and complexities of treatment without specifying the method. Specifically it allows for treatment both with and without surgical intervention and recognises that nonsurgical treatment is just as important as preparation of a cavity.

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