n Journal of Minimum Intervention in Dentistry - Have ART restorations a lower success rate than other (conventional) types of tooth restorations? [2008] : grey literature

Volume 8, Issue 2
  • 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 Examples of grey literature include e.g.: patents, reports, working documents or unpublished manuscripts]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 systematic literature search identified 19 randomized/quasi-randomized control trials including 111 separate datasets with relevance to the review question. results of the datasets it can be concluded that:
i. Any high-viscosity GIC material is suitable for ART;
ii. ART is not inferior than restorations placed with other restorative materials after hand excavation;
iii. Hand excavation is not inferior then drilling or chemo-mechanical caries removal;
iv. ART is not inferior than other restorative procedures when compared under the same clinical conditions (e,g. type of dentition, same cavity type).
Most of the included studies had limited internal validity due to unclear randomization procedure (sequence allocation, allocation concealment). Further high to confirm the observed results. It is recommended that reporting of such future trials should follow the CONSORT statement.

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