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Atraumatic Restorative Treatment (ART): factors affecting success.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19089085     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The success of tooth restorations rendered according to principles of the Atraumatic Restorative Treatment (ART) approach is dependant on various clinical factors. The most common failures, due to these factors, are partial material loss; complete material loss; caries related to restoration margin and material wear > 0.5mm. The main reason for clinical ART failures are related to operator skills and performance. The prevention and management of ART failures includes emphasis on correct clinical indication and the repair of failed restorations. A new caries classification may provide guidance for clinical indication. The classification combines site and size of a lesion, which is reflected in a dual coding system. In addition, ART training and diligence during ART application are important for clinical success.
Authors:
Steffen Mickenautsch; Elly Grossman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of applied oral science : revista FOB     Volume:  14 Suppl     ISSN:  1678-7765     ISO Abbreviation:  J Appl Oral Sci     Publication Date:  2006  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-12-17     Completed Date:  2009-12-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101189774     Medline TA:  J Appl Oral Sci     Country:  Brazil    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  34-6     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Division of Public Oral Health, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. neem@global.co.za
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