n Journal of Minimum Intervention in Dentistry - Caries preventive effect - glass ionomer versus compomer : grey literature

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


[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 Examples of grey literature include e.g.: patents, reports, working documents or unpublished manuscripts]

The result of one trial comparing the caries preventive effect of both materials on multiple surface restorations in primary teeth after 1 year showed an odds ratio (OR) of 0.41 indicates that GIC may reduce the odds of having caries down to 41% of what it would be when compomers are used. However, the confidence interval (CI 95%) of 0.04 - 4.80 indicates that this difference in caries prevention between both materials is not significant. The result of the second trial comparing the caries preventive effect of the materials on single surface restorations in primary teeth after 3.5 years showed an odds ratio (OR) of 21.21 with a confidence interval of (CI 95%) (1.07 - 420.80) indicating that compomer had a higher caries preventing effect then GIC in this single study. The results of both trials were not pooled due to aspects of clinical heterogeneity.[2008]

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