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Epidemiological data on dental caries show that prevention and treatment needs have evolved significantly over the past two decades. In younger patients the distribution of caries lesions is mainly found on the occlusal surfaces. The treatment approaches utilised by dentists must evolve to integrate preventive and treatment solutions tailored to the care(More)
OBJECTIVES This study investigated the thresholds at which general dentists in Kuwait would restore approximal and occlusal carious lesions and examined the demographic characteristics of the dentists in relation to their decision making. SUBJECTS AND METHODS The study population consisted of a random sample of 185 general dentists practicing in the(More)
The present manuscript presents the results of a six-year retrospective study validating caries risk assessment in a caries management by risk assessment program in a large predominantly adult patient population seeking dental care. CRA was successful in accurately identifying patients at high caries risk. Caries risk assessment in a CAMBRA program is a(More)
While originally developed in response to a need to provide effective restorative and preventive treatment in underserved communities where running water and electricity might not always be available, over the past two decades, the atraumatic restorative treatment (ART) approach has become a worldwide phenomenon; used not only in some of the poorest(More)
It has not been established whether transmission of mutans streptococci occurs between unrelated children older than 4 years of age. The aim of the study was to investigate the possible transmission of mutans streptococci genotypes from child to child in kindergarten. We studied 96 children (ages 5-6 yrs) in three San Francisco Bay Area public schools.(More)
The present study aimed, using a questionnaire, to assess and compare behaviour, attitudes and beliefs of French, German and Norwegian dentists regarding deep carious lesion management. A mail survey was applied to simple random national samples of dentists. Descriptive analysis and logistic regression analysis were performed. Sample size was 661 (response(More)
A survey conducted in 2002 among French general dental practitioners (GPs) showed variations between treatment decisions and a tendency towards early restorative intervention for caries. The aims of the present questionnaire survey were to investigate, among a random sample of 2,000 French GPs, the management decisions for occlusal lesions in 2012 and to(More)
The minimum intervention (MI) approach summarises a clinical, evidence-based rationale for the preventive and cause-related approach to oral diseases in general and to caries in particular. MI oral care with respect to the management of patients suffering from dental caries is a concept based on an updated understanding of the histopathological carious(More)
Recent increases in caries prevalence in young children throughout the world highlight the need for a simple but effective infant oral care programme. This programme needs to include a medical disease prevention management model with an early establishment of a dental home and a treatment approach based on individual patient risk. This article presents an(More)
The concept of minimal intervention dentistry is based on all the factors that affect the onset and progression of disease and therefore integrates concepts of prevention, control and treatment. The field of minimal intervention dentistry is wide, including the detection of lesions as early as possible, the identification of risk factors (risk assessment)(More)