Primary molars: Hall technique most effective caries management option

PMC 2

3 caries management options [conventional restorations (CR), the hall technique (HT), and non-restorative caries treatment (NRCT)] were investigated in this RCT. A 93% success rate was seen for the HT at 2.5 years compares with 70% for NRCT and 67% for CR.

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Crowns more effective than fillings for decay in primary molar teeth

PMC 2

Five RCTs were included in this Cochrane review comparing crowns with fillings for the management of caries in primary molars. Moderate evidence found crowns reduced the risk of major failure or pain in the long term compared to fillings

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Caries management: trial finds Hall technique more successful than other approaches in primary molars

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The Hall technique is a relatively new management technique for caries in primary molars. This trial compares it use against the conventional approach and a non-restorative approach. Results at one year suggest that the Hall technique performed best.

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Study finds that non-conventional caries management approaches are acceptable to children, parents and dentists

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We are seeing a move towards more conservative methods of managing caries and also an increasing need to consider the patients perspectives of treatment. This study aimed to compare children’s behaviour and pain perception when approximal dentinal caries lesions in primary molars (in children aged 3–8 years old) were managed with three treatment strategies; conventional [read the full story…]

Potential for non-conventional management of approximal caries in primary molars shown by study

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Despite the improvements in oral health the management of dental caries still presents challenges particularly in children. While some guidelines still recommend complete removal of caries there is growing interest in more conservative approaches.  The aim of this study was to compare children’s behaviour and pain perception when approximal dentinal caries lesions in primary molars [read the full story…]

Hall technique for managing carious primary molars shows good long term outcomes.

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There is a growing literature supporting caries management options where caries is sealed in beneath restorations or sealants. The aim of this trial to compare long-term (at 5 yrs) outcomes for carious primary molars managed by GDPs’ standard conventional restorative methods (control) with the Hall Technique in general dental practice.   The outcomes at 2 years [read the full story…]