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No difference in caries outcome between resin-modified glass ionomer cements and resin-based composites

Priyanshi Ritwik BDS, MS .


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.

Evidence Quality Rating

Limited Evidence

This summary is published in the Journal of the American Dental Association and can be accessed at:

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These summaries are not intended to, and do not, express, imply, or summarize standards of care, but rather provide a concise reference for dentists to aid in understanding and applying evidence from the referenced systematic review in making clinically sound decisions as guided by their clinical judgment and by patient needs. American Dental Association © 2019