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Dental fillings for the treatment of caries in the primary dentition

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Dental fillings for the treatment of caries in the primary dentition
Published by
John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, April 2009
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd004483.pub2
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Yengopal, Veerasamy, Harnekar, Soraya Yasin, Patel, Naren, Siegfried, Nandi


Childhood caries (tooth decay) consists of a form of tooth decay that affects the milk teeth (also known as baby or primary teeth) of children. This may range from tooth decay in a single tooth to rampant caries affecting all the teeth in the mouth. Primary teeth in young children are vital to their development and every effort should be made to retain these teeth for as long as is possible. Dental fillings or restorations have been used as an intervention to repair these damaged teeth. Oral health professionals need to make astute decisions about the type of restorative (filling) material they choose to best manage their patients with childhood caries. This decision is by no means an easy one as remarkable advances in dental restorative materials over the last 10 years has seen the introduction of a multitude of different filling materials claiming to provide the best performance in terms of durability, aesthetics, symptom relief, etc when placed in the mouth. This review sought to compare the different types of dental materials against each other for the same outcomes.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Malaysia 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Turkey 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Unknown 192 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 40 20%
Researcher 25 13%
Student > Postgraduate 21 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 19 10%
Student > Bachelor 16 8%
Other 43 22%
Unknown 32 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 120 61%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 13 7%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 3%
Materials Science 6 3%
Social Sciences 6 3%
Other 12 6%
Unknown 33 17%