Atraumatic Restorative Treatment used for caries control at public schools in Piracicaba, SP, Brazil

Authors

  • Cristina Gibilini University of Campinas
  • Janice Simpson de Paula University of Campinas
  • Regina Marques Centro Universitário Franciscano
  • Maria da Luz Rosário Sousa University of Campinas

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.20396/bjos.v11i1.8641456

Keywords:

Dental atraumatic restorative treatment, Dental caries, Public health

Abstract

Orthodontic appliances predispose to the accumulation of plaque due to the great number of retentive sites, which might lead to enamel demineralization adjacent to the accessories. Aim: To assess the effectiveness of a compomer for orthodontic bonding in preventing the formation of white spots around orthodontic brackets. Methods: Forty extracted human premolars were divided into two groups: control group (CG), in which conventional resin Transbond™ XT Light Cure (3M Unitek™) was used to bond the brackets; and experimental group (EG), in which the compomer Transbond™ Plus Color Change (3M Unitek™) was used. pH cycling was performed for 17 days to induce the demineralization process. Enamel on the buccal face was photographed under a stereomicroscope (at 10x magnification) before (t0) and after (t1) pH cycling. The images were used to compare demineralization between the groups by using a visual scale. Results: A statistically significant difference between control and experimental groups was found (p=0.004) showing that the compomer was more efficient than the conventional resin in preventing white spots. Conclusions: The compomer Transbond Plus Color Change was capable of inhibiting enamel demineralization adjacent to the bonding area of brackets. However, the inhibition halo did not exceed 1 mm.

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Author Biographies

Cristina Gibilini, University of Campinas

PhD Student, Graduate Program in Dentistry, sub-area Dental Public Health, Department of Community Dentistry, Piracicaba Dental School, University of Campinas

Janice Simpson de Paula, University of Campinas

PhD Student, Graduate Program in Dentistry, sub-area Dental Public Health, Department of Community Dentistry, Piracicaba Dental School, University of Campinas

Regina Marques, Centro Universitário Franciscano

Master’s degree in Orthodontics, Visiting professor, Graduate Program in Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Centro Universitário Franciscano

Maria da Luz Rosário Sousa, University of Campinas

Professor, Department of Community Dentistry, Piracicaba Dental School, University of Campinas

Published

2015-11-03

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Gibilini C, Paula JS de, Marques R, Sousa M da LR. Atraumatic Restorative Treatment used for caries control at public schools in Piracicaba, SP, Brazil. Braz. J. Oral Sci. [Internet]. 2015 Nov. 3 [cited 2022 Sep. 30];11(1):14-8. Available from: https://periodicos.sbu.unicamp.br/ojs/index.php/bjos/article/view/8641456

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