Table 2

Research gaps abstraction worksheet related to trial precision
SR T Reason for Gap Population [P] Intervention [I] Comparison [C] Outcome [O] Setting [S]
A B C
Mickenautsch and Yengopal, 2011 [3] [a] x Children, with permanent dentition Age 6–18 years, boys and girls, from various countries in Asia, Europe, South America C-GIC based Resin-based fissure sealant Caries on pits and fissures Standard dental clinical settings (Improvised dental setting at school premises in one trial)
fissure sealant
Mickenautsch and Yengopal, 2011 [4] [a] x Children, with permanent dentition Age 11–16 years, boys and girls, from Tanzania, Sweden, Syria C-GIC tooth Amalgam tooth restorations Caries on restoration margins Standard dental clinical settings (Improvised dental setting with portable equipment at a shaded open-air area in one trial)
restorations
[b] x Children, with primary dentition Age 5–13 years, boys and girls, from various countries in Asia and Europe C-GIC tooth Amalgam tooth restorations Caries on restoration margins
restorations
Mickenautsch et al., 2010 [5] [a] x Patients with Class V restorations in permanent teeth ART restorations Amalgam tooth restorations Restoration success Standard dental clinical settings
[b] Patients with Class I restorations in permanent teeth ART restorations Amalgam tooth restorations Restoration success
[c] x x Patients with Class II restorations in permanent teeth ART restorations Amalgam tooth restorations Restoration success
[d] Patients with Class I restorations in primary teeth ART restorations Amalgam tooth restorations Restoration success
[e] x Patients with Class II restorations in primary teeth ART restorations Amalgam tooth restorations Restoration success
Mickenautsch and Yengopal, 2010 [6] [a] x x x Children, with permanent dentition Age 12–17 years, boys and girls, RM-GIC restorations Composite restoration (F) Caries lesions on adjacent teeth Standard dental clinical settings
[b] x x x RM-GIC restorations Composite restoration (NF) Caries lesions on adjacent teeth
Yengopal and Mickenautsch, 2011 [7] [a] x x Orthodontic patients with fixed appliances on permanent teeth RM-GIC bonding Composite bonding (NF) Caries lesions around orthodontic brackets Standard dental clinical settings
[b] x x Patients with restorations in primary teeth RM-GIC tooth Composite restoration (F) Caries on restoration margins
restorations
[c] x x Patients with restorations in primary teeth RM-GIC tooth Composite restoration (NF) Caries on restoration margins
restorations
[d] x x Patients with restorations in permanent teeth RM-GIC tooth Composite restoration (F) Caries on restoration margins
restorations
[e] x x Patients with restorations in permanent teeth RM-GIC tooth Composite restoration (NF) Caries on restoration margins
restorations
Yengopal and Mickenautsch, 2011 [8] [a] Patients with permanent teeth

RM-GIC based

fissure sealant

Resin-based fissure sealant Caries free pits and fissures Standard dental clinical settings (Improvised dental setting with portable equipment in one trial)
Mickenautsch et al., 2010 [9] [a] Patients with restorations in primary teeth C-GIC tooth restorations RM-GIC tooth restorations Caries free restoration margins Standard dental clinical settings
[b] x Patients with restorations in permanent teeth C-GIC tooth restorations RM-GIC tooth restorations Caries free restoration margins
Mickenautsch et al., 2010 [10] [a] x x Patients with deep cavities in permanent teeth RM-GIC tooth restorations CaOH tooth restorations Pulp response Standard dental clinical settings
in deep cavities in deep cavities

SR = Systematic review, A = Imprecision of results; B = Inconsistency of results; C = Lack of right information; GIC = Glass-ionomer cement; RM-GIC = Resin-modified GIC; C-GIC = Conventional GIC; ART = Atraumatic restorative treatment (C-GIC based); (F) = Containing fluoride; (NF) = Not containing fluoride; T = Topic; CaOH = Calcium hydroxide cement.

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