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Role of nanotechnology in dentistry: Systematic review


1 Department of Oral and Dental Health, College of Applied Health Sciences in Ar Rass, Qassim University, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Biomedical Dental Sciences, College of Dentistry, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia
3 Department of Prosthodontist, Faculty of Dentistry, AIMST University, Bedong, Kedah, Malaysia
4 Department of Periodontics, Sri Sai College of Dental Surgery, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
5 Department of Restorative Dental Sciences, College of Dentistry, King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Muhamood Moothedath,
Assistant Professor, Department of Oral and Dental Health, College of Applied Health Sciences in Ar Rass, Qassim University.
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jispcd.JISPCD_223_19

Aim: This systematic review aimed to provide an overview of role of nanotechnology in dentistry and to evaluate its applicability in prevention and treatment of oral diseases. Materials and Methods: A systematic literature search was conducted in 2 electronic databases – PMC and Cochrane. The search was restricted to the articles published during the last 5 years. First-level screening was done to select articles for the review on the basis of title and abstract. Then, full texts of selected articles were studied, and relevant articles were selected to be included in this review. Articles selected were critically appraised to evaluate their quality. Results: Literature search revealed 837 articles in PMC, 15 in Clinical trial register of US National library, and 43 in Cochrane. Additional 6 articles were identified by hand search. Eleven clinical trials were included in this review. Conclusion: Advancement in nanotechnology has greatly influenced dental disease prevention and therapy significantly.


    
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