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Operative caries management in adults and children

  1. David Ricketts1,*,
  2. Thomas Lamont1,
  3. Nicola PT Innes1,
  4. Edwina Kidd2,
  5. Jan E Clarkson3

Editorial Group: Cochrane Oral Health Group

Published Online: 28 MAR 2013

Assessed as up-to-date: 12 DEC 2012

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003808.pub3


How to Cite

Ricketts D, Lamont T, Innes NPT, Kidd E, Clarkson JE. Operative caries management in adults and children. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD003808. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003808.pub3.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Dundee Dental School, University of Dundee, Dundee, Tayside, UK

  2. 2

    King's College London Dental Institute, Department of Conservative Dentistry, London, UK

  3. 3

    University of Dundee, Dental Health Services & Research Unit, Dundee, Scotland, UK

*David Ricketts, Dundee Dental School, University of Dundee, Park Place, Dundee, Tayside, DD1 4HN, UK. d.n.j.ricketts@dundee.ac.uk.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New search for studies and content updated (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 28 MAR 2013

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References

References to studies included in this review

  1. References to studies included in this review
  2. References to studies excluded from this review
  3. References to studies awaiting assessment
  4. Additional references
  5. References to other published versions of this review
Bjørndal 2010 {published and unpublished data}
  • Bjørndal L, Reit C, Bruun G, Markvart M, Kjældgaard M, Näsman P, et al. Treatment of deep caries lesions in adults: randomized clinical trials comparing stepwise vs. direct complete excavation, and direct pulp capping vs. partial pulpotomy. European Journal of Oral Sciences 2010;118(3):290-7.
Innes 2007 {published and unpublished data}
  • Innes NP, Evans DJ, Stirrups DR. The Hall Technique; a randomized controlled clinical trial of a novel method of managing carious primary molars in general dental practice: acceptability of the technique and outcomes at 23 months. BMC Oral Health 2007;7(18):1-21.
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Leksell 1996 {published data only}
Lula 2009 {published and unpublished data}
  • Lula EC, Monteiro-Neto V, Alves CM, Ribeiro CC. Microbiological analysis after complete or partial removal of carious dentin in primary teeth: a randomized clinical trial. Caries Research 2009;43(5):354-8.
Magnusson 1977 {published data only}
  • Magnusson BO, Sundell SO. Stepwise excavation of deep carious lesions in primary molars. Journal of the International Association of Dentistry for Children 1977;8(2):36-40.
Mertz-Fairhurst 1987 {published data only}
  • Mertz-Fairhurst E, Adair SM, Sams DR, Curtis JW Jr, Ergle JW, Hawkins KI, et al. Cariostatic and ultraconservative sealed restorations: nine-year results among children and adults. ASDC Journal of Dentistry for Children 1995;62(2):97-107.
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Orhan 2010 {published and unpublished data}
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Ribeiro 1999 {published data only}
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References to studies excluded from this review

  1. References to studies included in this review
  2. References to studies excluded from this review
  3. References to studies awaiting assessment
  4. Additional references
  5. References to other published versions of this review
Azrak 2004 {published data only}
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Casagrande 2009 {published data only}
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Florio 2001 {published data only}
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Foley 2003 {published data only}
Handelman 1981 {published data only}
Kreulen 1997 {published data only}
Marchi 2006 {published data only}
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Mertz-Fairhurst 1979 {published data only}
  • Mertz-Fairhurst EJ, Schuster GS, Williams JE, Fairhurst CW. Clinical progress of sealed and unsealed caries. Part 1: Depth changes and bacterial counts. Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry 1979;42(5):521-6.
Mertz-Fairhurst 1986 {published data only}
  • Mertz-Fairhurst EJ, Newcomer AP, Call-Smith KM. Caries arrestment and prevention by sealed conservative filled resin restorations. Journal of Dental Research 1983;62(AADR abstracts):222 (Abs No 478).
  • Mertz-Fairhurst EJ, Schuster GS, Fairhurst CW. Arresting caries by sealants: results of a clinical study. Journal of the American Dental Association 1986;112(2):194-7.
Peters 2001 {published data only}
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Rock 1974 {published data only}
Straffon 1988 {published data only}
Walls 1988 {published data only}
  • Walls AW, Murray JJ, McCabe JF. The management of occlusal caries in permanent molars. A clinical trial comparing a minimal composite restoration with an occlusal amalgam restoration. British Dental Journal 1988;164(9):288-92.
Weerheijm 1992 {published data only}
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Weerheijm 1993 {published data only}
Weerheijm 1999 {published data only}
Welbury 1990 {published data only}
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Williams 1981 {published data only}
Zanata 2000 {published data only}
  • Zanata RL, Navarro MF de L, Barbosa SH. Stepwise excavation using Fuji IX glass-ionomer in caries-active patients: 15 months evaluation. Journal of Dental Research 2000;79(5):1042 (Abs No 304).

References to studies awaiting assessment

  1. References to studies included in this review
  2. References to studies excluded from this review
  3. References to studies awaiting assessment
  4. Additional references
  5. References to other published versions of this review
Borges 2012 {published data only}
Phonghanyudh 2012 {published data only}
  • Phonghanyudh A, Phantumvanit P, Songpaisan Y, Petersen PE. Clinical evaluation of three caries removal approaches in primary teeth: a randomised controlled trial. Community Dental Health 2012;29(2):173-8.

Additional references

  1. References to studies included in this review
  2. References to studies excluded from this review
  3. References to studies awaiting assessment
  4. Additional references
  5. References to other published versions of this review
Al-Hiyasat 2006
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Barthel 2000
Bjørndal 1997
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Black GV 1908
  • Black GV. Cavity preparation. Volume 2: The technical procedures in filling teeth. In: A Work on Operative Dentistry in Two Volumes. Chicago: Medico-Dental Publishing Co., 1908:110-1.
Chadwick 2007
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Cvek 1978
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Elbourne 2002
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Elderton 1990
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Fejerskov and Kidd 2008
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Fernald 2012
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Follmann 1992
Fusayama 1972
Handelman 1976
  • Handelman SL. Microbiologic aspects of sealing carious lesions. The Journal of Preventive Dentistry 1976;3(2):29-32.
Handelman 1991
  • Handelman SL. Therapeutic use of sealants for incipient or early carious lesions in children and young adults. Proceedings of the Finnish Dental Society 1991;87(4):463-75.
Hayashi 2011
Higgins 2011
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Kidd 1998
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Kidd 2004
Martignon 2006
  • Martignon S, Ekstrand KR, Ellwood R. Efficacy of sealing proximal early active lesions: an 18-month clinical study evaluated by conventional and subtraction radiography. Caries Research 2006;40(5):382-8.
Mertz-Fairhurst 1998
  • Mertz-Fairhurst EJ, Curtis JW Jr, Engle JW, Rueggeberg FA, Adair SM. Ultraconservative and cariostatic sealed restorations: results at year 10. Journal of the American Dental Association 1998;129(1):55-66.
Murray 2003
Paddick 2005
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Paris 2007
Rahimtoola 2000
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Thompson 2008
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van Bochove 2006
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References to other published versions of this review

  1. References to studies included in this review
  2. References to studies excluded from this review
  3. References to studies awaiting assessment
  4. Additional references
  5. References to other published versions of this review
Ricketts 2006