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Q In children with caries, does dental restoration with amalgam adversely affect neuropsychological and renal functions?
Clinical impact ratings GP/FP/Primary care ★★★★★★☆
randomised controlled trial.
blinded (data collectors and data analysts).*
Follow up period:
5 community health dental clinics in New England in the US.
534 children 6–10 years of age (mean age 7.9 y, 54% girls) who had ⩾2 posterior teeth with dental caries; had no previous amalgam restoration; and were not previously diagnosed with psychological, behavioural, neurological, immunosuppressive, or renal disease.
amalgam (n = 267) or resin composite material (n = 267). Resin composite material was used to restore caries in the front teeth for all children. Stainless steel crowns were used to restore primary …
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