No difference in caries outcome between resin-modified glass ionomer cements and resin-based composites Critical Summary Prepared by: Priyanshi Ritwik BDS, MS 

A Critical Summary of:

Caries-preventive effect of resin-modified glass-ionomer cement (RM-GIC) versus composite resin: a quantitative systematic review

Yengopal, V., Mickenautsch, S.. European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry: Official Journal of the European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry. 2011;12(1):5-14

Published Date: 12/4/2012

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  • Systematic Review Conclusion:

    Inconclusive evidence exists regarding the caries-preventive effect of resin-modified glass-ionomer cement (RM-GIC) and resin-based composite (RBC).

  • Critical Summary Assessment:

    In the authors’ review of six trials, they found that quantitative assessment did not establish an unequivocal caries-preventive outcome with RM-GIC or RBC. Seventeen data sets showed no difference between the two materials, and seven showed that RM-GIC had a greater caries-preventive effect than did RBC.

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