Home Subscription Services

Quintessence International
QI Home Page
About the Editor
Editorial Board
Accepted Manuscripts
Author Guidelines
Submission Form
Reprints / Articles
Quintessence Publishing: Journals: QI
Quintessence International

Edited by Eli Eliav

ISSN 0033-6572 (print) • ISSN 1936-7163 (online)

March 1990
Volume 21 , Issue 3

Share Abstract:

A decision tree for the treatment of caries in posterior teeth.

Surmont, Paul; Martens, Luc; D’Hauwers, Roland

PMID: 2374806

Because of a better understanding of the caries process, a decrease in the prevalence of caries, and the rapid development of dental materials, a renewed approach to the treatment of dental caries in the posterior region is possible. A decision tree for the treatment of caries in posterior teeth, taking into account some of the most recent tooth substance-saving treatment options, is presented. These possibilities gradually evolve from nondestructive to conventional cavity preparations. In addition, the preventive Class II restoration is introduced. The application of this conservative attitude toward invasive techniques offers great advantages for both the patient and the dentist. Unfortunately, this approach is time-consuming. Long-term clinical evaluation of the application of the proposed decision tree on a wide scale is needed to confirm its potential benefits or to modify and improve treatment options.

Full Text PDF File | Order Article


Get Adobe Reader
Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view PDF files. This is a free program available from the Adobe web site.
Follow the download directions on the Adobe web site to get your copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  © 2015 Quintessence Publishing Co Inc

Home | Subscription Services | Books | Journals | Multimedia | Events | Blog
Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | About Us | Contact Us | Advertising | Help | Sitemap | Catalog