Acta Scientific Dental Sciences (ASDS)(ISSN: 2581-4893)

Research Article Volume 6 Issue 1

Minimal Extension for Maximal Results - Review on Minimal Intervention Paediatric Dentistry

Voleti Sri Srujana Aravinda1*, Chaitanya Ram Kandregula2, Malathi Y3, Madhavi Krishna M2, Nikitha BS3 and B Malathi Sree4

1Postgraduate, Anil Neerukonda Institute of Dental Sciences, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India

2Associate Professor, Anil Neerukonda Institute of Dental Sciences, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India

3Assistant Professor, Anil Neerukonda Institute of Dental Sciences, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India

4Post Graduate, Anil Neerukonda Institute of Dental Sciences, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India

*Corresponding Author: Voleti Sri Srujana Aravinda, Postgraduate, Anil Neerukonda Institute of Dental Sciences, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Received: November 26, 2021; Published: December 30, 2021


Background: Recent advances in dentistry have transformed approach to the diagnosis and management of dental caries. This article review’s the scientific basis for early diagnosis of dental caries, remineralization of tooth structure and reduction of cariogenic bacteria by using minimally invasive techniques.

Methodology: Literature survey was carried out in electronic databases such as PubMed, COCHRANRE library, SCOPUS, Science Direct, EMBASE, using key words such as “Minimally Invasive Dentistry, recent advances in paediatric dentistry, smart materials and techniques”. The literature search revealed 562 articles of which 47 were selected after reading the full text articles.

 Conclusions: Modern advancements have led to the development of minimally invasive paediatric dentistry. Though emerging technology will aid in shift to Minimal invasive dentistry but there are still technological, economic and knowledge barriers to their complete adoption into the paediatric dental practice.

Keywords: Advanced Diagnostic Aids; Minimal Invasive Dentistry; Recent Advances in Paediatric Dentistry


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Citation: Voleti Sri Srujana Aravinda., et al. “Minimal Extension for Maximal Results - Review on Minimal Intervention Paediatric Dentistry". Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 6.1 (2022): 102-114.


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