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African Journal of Biomedical Research
Ibadan Biomedical Communications Group
ISSN: 1119-5096
Vol. 15, No. 1, 2012, pp. 65-70
Bioline Code: md12011
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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African Journal of Biomedical Research, Vol. 15, No. 1, 2012, pp. 65-70

 en Two Years Survival Rate of Occlusal ART Restorations Placed Without Tooth Surface Conditioning in a Primary Oral Health Care Centre
Ibiyemi, O; Oke, G. A & Jeboda, S. O.


The aim of this study was to assess the acceptability and effectiveness of ART restorations placed without tooth surface conditioning on occlusal caries in the permanent dentition in a primary oral health care centre in Nigeria. A total of 93 ART restorations were placed without tooth conditioning in children and adolescents aged 13.1 (±3.0) years by a dentist trained in the ART approach. This study was carried out in a primary oral health care centre in a low socioeconomic community, Southwestern Nigeria. The restorations were evaluated every 6 months for 2 years by one independent examiner. The cumulative survival rates were determined by the coded scores and standard criteria for evaluation of ART restorations. Over 95.0% of the children reported that the treatment was not painful and 94.8% responded that they would make recall visits. A similarly high proportion reported that they would encourage others with dental caries to come for the ART. The cumulative 2- year survival rate of single surface occlusal ART restorations placed without conditioner was 88.5% (SE=2.9%). The ART restorations placed without tooth conditioning were shown to be acceptable and effective in the management of single-surface occlusal caries in the permanent dentition of children and adolescents in a primary care setting.

Survival, Occlusal, Tooth conditioning, Primary Oral Health Care Centre, Atraumatic Restorative Treatment

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