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Operative Dentistry - Best Practices

Caries Management: Smooth Surface Caries Non-cavitated & Cavitated

(last modified August 19, 2016)

Overall management of smooth surface caries is best demonstrated in the algorithms below from our pre-doctoral teaching textbook -Summitt’s Fundamentals of Operative Dentistry 4th Edition, Figures 5-14 and 5-25. Note that resin infiltration techniques are only covered in the classroom and are not currently performed in our pre-doctoral clinics.

caries management


algorithm for management of initial caries lesions