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Title: Rationale for placing topical fluoride inside cavity preparations: a review
Authors: Al-Saif, K.
Keywords: Rationale; fluoride; placing; topical; review; cavity; preparations; inside
Issue Date: 1991
Publisher: Saudi Dental Society
Citation: Saudi Dental Journal; 3(3): 114-116
Abstract: Recurrent caries, around dental restorations, has been a major problem facing dental practitioners. In 1949, Healey and Phillips1 found that 53% of amalgam failure was directly due to recurrent dental caries. Although Richardson et al2 reported a smaller percentage in 1973, 23% of all amalgam restorations were replaced because of secondary caries. This percentage increased to 54% when new caries were included. In a recent survey in 1987, Klausner and associates3 found that 54% of 5511 restorations placed by 191 dentists were replacement restorations. Of these replacements, 53% were replaced because of recurrent caries.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/16722
ISSN: 1013-9052
Appears in Collections:College of Dentistry

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