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Is there life after Buckley's formocresol? Part II - Development of a protocol for the management of extensive caries in the primary molar

Lookup NU author(s): Claire Patchett, Vidya Srinivasan, Professor Paula WaterhouseORCiD



Objective. To produce a working clinical protocol for pulp therapy techniques in the extensively carious primary molar. Introduction. The International Agency for Research on Cancer has recently classified formaldehyde as carcinogenic to human beings. As such, a medicament that can be used to replace formocresol in clinical practice should be identified. Methods. Part I of this paper explored the currently available alternative interventions and materials to formocresol in the form of a narrative review following an extensive literature search. Part II now presents the formation of a specialist group to establish an evidence-based protocol, for the management of the extensively carious primary molar. Conclusion. A protocol and key points document have been developed to assist clinicians in their treatment planning. Areas for further postgraduate training are identified. © 2006 BSPD and IAPD.

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Author(s): Patchett CL, Srinivasan V, Waterhouse PJ

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry

Year: 2006

Volume: 16

Issue: 3

Pages: 199-206

ISSN (print): 0960-7439

ISSN (electronic): 1365-263X

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.


DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-263X.2006.00687.x

PubMed id: 16643542


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