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Hall Technique for Carious Primary Molars: A Review of the Literature

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Pediatric Dentistry Department, Faculty of Dentistry, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah 21589, Saudi Arabia
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Pediatric Dentistry Department, Faculty of Dentistry, Alexandria University, Alexandria 21526, Egypt
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Dent. J. 2020, 8(1), 11; https://doi.org/10.3390/dj8010011
Received: 12 December 2019 / Revised: 13 January 2020 / Accepted: 15 January 2020 / Published: 17 January 2020
(This article belongs to the Section Restorative Dentistry and Traumatology)
The high frequency of caries in primary teeth and its inadequate treatment are major public health problems during childhood. Nowadays, the Hall technique is one of the methods used for biological sealing in carious lesions in primary molars. Thus, the bacteria will be sealed from oral environment and the caries will be inactive. The objective of this article was to provide an updated search on the Hall technique description, indication, contraindication, advantages, concerns, success and failure, cost-effectiveness, acceptability, and preference in pediatric dentistry, and to compare the Hall technique with traditional crown preparation and conventional treatment options for carious primary molars. A discussion of the recently published articles on the Hall technique reveals that the Hall technique is considered a promising restorative option with high acceptability and longevity; with low failure rate for managing carious primary molars compared to conventional treatment modalities used in primary care settings. Furthermore, the survival rate of stainless steel crowns (SSCs) is considered high, whether provided using Hall technique or traditional preparation by a pediatric dentist. Thus, the Hall technique can be an effective addition to the clinician’s range of treatment options for carious primary molars. However, it should be chosen in restricted cases. View Full-Text
Keywords: Hall technique; use; primary molars; carious; pediatric dentistry Hall technique; use; primary molars; carious; pediatric dentistry
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Altoukhi, D.H.; El-Housseiny, A.A. Hall Technique for Carious Primary Molars: A Review of the Literature. Dent. J. 2020, 8, 11. https://doi.org/10.3390/dj8010011

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Altoukhi DH, El-Housseiny AA. Hall Technique for Carious Primary Molars: A Review of the Literature. Dentistry Journal. 2020; 8(1):11. https://doi.org/10.3390/dj8010011

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Altoukhi, Doua H., and Azza A. El-Housseiny 2020. "Hall Technique for Carious Primary Molars: A Review of the Literature" Dentistry Journal 8, no. 1: 11. https://doi.org/10.3390/dj8010011

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