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Brazilian Journal of Oral Sciences
Piracicaba Dental School - UNICAMP
EISSN: 1677-3225
Vol. 11, No. 1, 2012, pp. 14-18
Bioline Code: os12003
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Brazilian Journal of Oral Sciences, Vol. 11, No. 1, 2012, pp. 14-18

 en Atraumatic Restorative Treatment used for caries control at public schools in Piracicaba, SP, Brazil
Gibilini, Cristina; de Paula, Janice Simpson; Marques, Regina & Sousa, Maria da Luz Rosário

Abstract

Aim: The aims of this study were (1) to evaluate the Atraumatic Restorative Treatment (ART) as a measure to control caries at public schools in Piracicaba, SP, Brazil, discussing the importance of the promotion of individual and collective health and (2) to evaluate the longevity of ART restorations in the first six months after placement.
Methods: The sample consisted of 173 schoolchildren aged 5 to 10 years from public schools in Piracicaba, treated according to ART approach and reassessed after six months.
Results: It could be observed that after ART, a large part of the students initially fitted into risk E classification (high caries risk) were reclassified into risk B classification (moderate caries), characterized by the presence of restored teeth only (caries free teeth; c = 0). In addition, 81.78% success rate was obtained after six months of ART.
Conclusions: ART was considered effective in health promotion programs, given its importance as a measure to control caries in schoolchildren.

Keywords
dental atraumatic restorative treatment, dental caries, public health

 
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