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One-Year Survival of Occlusal ART Restorations in Primary Molars Placed With and Without Cavity Conditioner

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Purpose: The objectives of this clinical study were to: evaluate the survival of occlusal atraumatic restorative treatment (ART) restorations, on a longitudinal basis, in the primary molars of children in Mosul/Iraq; and compare the success rate of ART restorations placed with and without cavity conditioning.

Methods: One dentist placed 96 ART restorations in 48 6- to 7-year-olds who had bilateral matched pairs of carious primary molars. A split-mouth design was used to place restorations with and without cavity conditioning, which were assigned randomly to contralateral sides. Restorations were evaluated after 6 and 12 months using the ART criteria.

Results: The survival rate of ART restorations placed with cavity conditioner was 89% at the 6-month assessment and 74% at the 12-month assessment. The success rates of ART restorations placed without cavity conditioning in the 2 assessments were 84% and 67%, respectively. There was no statistically significant difference between the ART restorations placed with and without cavity conditioner in both assessments (P>0.05). The main cause of failure was the loss of restoration.

Conclusions: The 1-year success rate of occlusal ART restorations in primary molars was moderately successful. The ART technique's cavity conditioning step was not proven to be better than not using it for Class I lesions.


Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Department of Pediatric, orthodontic and preventive dentistry, College of Dentistry, Mosul University, Mosul, Iraq

Publication date: 2009-07-01

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  • Acquired after the merger between the American Society of Dentistry for Children and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry in 2002, the Journal of Dentistry for Children (JDC) is an internationally renowned journal whose publishing dates back to 1934. Published three times a year, JDC promotes the practice, education and research specifically related to the specialty of pediatric dentistry. It covers a wide range of topics related to the clinical care of children, from clinical techniques of daily importance to the practitioner, to studies on child behavior and growth and development. JDC also provides information on the physical, psychological and emotional conditions of children as they relate to and affect their dental health.
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