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Changes in Occlusal Caries Lesion Management in France from 2002 to 2012: A Persistent Gap between Evidence and Clinical Practice

A survey conducted in 2002 among French general dental practitioners (GPs) showed variations between treatment decisions and a tendency towards early restorative intervention for caries. The aims of the present questionnaire survey were to investigate, among a random sample of 2,000 French GPs, the management decisions for occlusal lesions in 2012 and to compare the results to those obtained in 2002. The response rate was 41.9%. The majority of the respondents (60.7%) would postpone their restorative decisions until the lesion was in the dentin, based on clinical and radiographic examinations. Almost 68% of the respondents suggested that the cavity preparation should be limited to the lesion (vs. a preparation extending to the occlusal fissure), and 81.6% chose composite as restorative mat…
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