The operator as a factor of success in ART restorations

Authors

  • Carolina da Franca University of Pernambuco
  • Viviane Colares University of Pernambuco
  • Evert van Amerongen Academic Centre for Dentistry in Amsterdam

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.20396/bjos.v10i1.8641699

Keywords:

Dental atraumatic restorative treatment, Permanent dental restoration, longevity, Primary dentition, Operators

Abstract

Aim: To evaluate the operator as a factor of success in atraumatic restorative treatment (ART) restorations. Methods: This was a clinical intervention study. The sample consisted of 271 glassionomer cement (Ketac Molar, 3M ESPE) restorations placed in 246 children aged 5 to 9 years attending public schools in Recife, Brazil. The operators were two senior undergraduate dental students and one dentist, classified as ‘inexperienced’ and ‘experienced’, respectively. Two groups of children were formed: one treated by the undergraduate students and the other treated by the dentist. The evaluation of the restorations took place at 1, 4 and 12 months by three senior undergraduate dental students. Results: Comparing the operators, a significant difference was found in class II cavities filled by students, who had a lower rate of success. There were no differences between the dentist and undergraduate dental students for class I cavities. Conclusions: The operator’s experience makes a difference in the success rate of more complex ART restorations when an experienced operator receives the same training as an inexperienced operator.

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Author Biographies

Carolina da Franca, University of Pernambuco

PhD, Postdoctoral student, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Pernambuco

Viviane Colares, University of Pernambuco

PhD, Associate Professor of Paediatric Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Pernambuco

Evert van Amerongen, Academic Centre for Dentistry in Amsterdam

DDS, PhD, Professor of Paediatric Dentistry, Academic Centre for Dentistry in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Published

2015-11-12

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Franca C da, Colares V, van Amerongen E. The operator as a factor of success in ART restorations. Braz. J. Oral Sci. [Internet]. 2015 Nov. 12 [cited 2022 Dec. 4];10(1):60-4. Available from: https://periodicos.sbu.unicamp.br/ojs/index.php/bjos/article/view/8641699

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