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Minimal invasive dentistry – An emerging trend in pediatric dentistry: A review

Poonam Bhatiya, Nilima Thosar


Modern dentistry has evolved into minimally invasive approach. Natural human enamel and dentin are still the best dental materials in existence and thus “minimally invasive procedures” that conserve a great part of the original, healthy tooth structure, are being focused on. The application of “minimally invasive restorative dentistry” can be justified on the grounds that no restorative material can adequately replace natural tooth structure for the long-term and hence its preservation is of paramount importance. Dentistry has witnessed an era of development of new techniques and instruments that make conservative dentistry in true sense - A practical possibility, and ultra conservative dentistry a reality


Minimal invasive dentistry; diagnosis of early carious lesion; new techniques and instruments in conservative dentistry

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