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. 2003 Jun;110(6):215-7.

[Minimal Invasive Dentistry. A Revolutionary Concept?]

[Article in Dutch]
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[Minimal Invasive Dentistry. A Revolutionary Concept?]

[Article in Dutch]
N H J Creugers. Ned Tijdschr Tandheelkd. .

Abstract

This article describes the mutual relations between three important dental concepts. 'Minimal invasive dentistry', 'adhesive dentistry' and the 'dynamic treatment concept' are concepts which have changed restorative dentistry substantially during the last decade. The ultimate goal of restorative dental care, which is the maintenance of a healthy and functional dentition for life, is unchanged and as applicable as ever. To achieve maximal results from applying minimal invasive dentistry, a clear understanding of adhesive dentistry as well as the implications and goals of the dynamic treatment concept is needed. Dentists must realize that as invasiveness of interventions is decreasing, the need for monitoring and aftercare of restorative work is increasing. It is important to involve the patient in this process by providing sufficient information and achieving informed consent.

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