Chemomechanical Excavation is More Time-consuming Than Rotary, but not Necessarily Hand Excavation

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Abstract

ARTICLE TITLE and BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials on chemomechanical caries removal.

ARTICLE TITLE and BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

Hamama, H., et al. Oper Dent 2015;40(4):E167-178.

REVIEWER

Falk Schwendicke, DDS, PhD

PURPOSE/QUESTION

How valid were the methodologies of studies on chemomechnical caries removal, and is chemomechanical caries removal more time-consuming than conventional hand or rotary excavation?

SOURCE of FUNDING

Information not available

TYPE of STUDY/DESIGN

Systematic review with meta-analysis of data

LEVEL of EVIDENCE

Level 3: Other evidence

STRENGTH of RECOMMENDATION GRADE

Grade C (no patient-centered/relevant outcomes)

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