Atraumatic tooth preparation.

Thomas D. Larson

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One of the tenets of operative dentistry is to maintain the health and vitality of teeth whenever possible. Methods of tooth preparation can adversely affect the tooth structure and the pulp. This paper will review the research on methods and devices used to prepare teeth, the possible sequelae of tooth preparation, and the best methods that can be recommended from the research to maintain tooth vitality and marginal integrity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)29-34
Number of pages6
JournalNorthwest dentistry
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008

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