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Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Clinical Trials on Chemomechanical Caries Removal

HHH Hamama, CKY Yiu, MF Burrow, NM King

OPERATIVE DENTISTRY | OPERATIVE DENTISTRY INC | Published : 2015

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: The aim of this review was to assess the methodologies used in previously published prospective randomized clinical trials on chemomechanical caries removal and to conduct a meta-analysis to quantify the differences in the excavation time between chemomechanical and conventional caries removal methods. METHODS: An electronic search was performed using Scopus, PubMed, EBSCO host, and Cochrane Library databases. The following categories were excluded during the assessment process: non-English studies published before 2000, animal studies, review articles, laboratory studies, case reports, and nonrandomized or retrospective clinical trials. The methodologies of the selected clinical..

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