For the same scenario for a dentallyanxious child, the Hall technique, indirect pulp capping
and ferric sulphate pulpotomy were preferred by 10/32, 5/32 and 5/32 postgraduates respectively (Figures 1 and 2).
In this study, an indirect pulp capping and a tooth extraction model in animals were used to evaluate the effects of AC-100 on new dentin and bone formation, tissue healing and bone quality, respectively.
In the indirect pulp capping portion of this study AC-100 induced new dentin growth comparable to and better than Dycal in a dose and application method dependent manner.
Indirect pulp capping and primary teeth: is the primary tooth pulpotomy out of date?
Indirect pulp capping in the primary dentition: a 4 year follow-up study.
The first presentation entitled, "AC-100, a Fragment of MEPE, Promotes New Dentin Formation in both Direct and Indirect Pulp Capping
Models in Beagle Dogs," abstract #F461 and #SA461, was presented on September 23rd and September 24th at the ASBMR meeting.
The responses concerning the types of primary pulp therapy taught were: indirect pulp capping (10), direct pulp capping (7), pulpotomy (14) and pulpectomy (8) and 10/14 respondents reported teaching at least three types of primary pulp therapy with 2 teaching all four types.
Table 1 illustrates the types of medicament taught for direct and indirect pulp capping.
Of the 10 respondents who taught indirect pulp capping in primary teeth, there was a clear preference for teaching the use of calcium hydroxide (CaOH), with well over half of all respondents teaching its use.
Where removal of all dental caries would lead to a small pulp exposure, 9/14 taught indirect pulp capping, the remainder teaching the student to perform a vital pulpotomy.
This is in addition to a possible minor area of pulpal necrosis that is left in contact with the dressing agent that could possibly be the major reason for indirect pulp capping
failure [Langeland, 1987].
However, a recent Cochrane review concluded that the options of indirect pulp capping
, direct pulp capping, extraction and no treatment, for the treatment of extensive decay in primary molars has not been adequately investigated [Nadin et al.