Clinical Applications of Biodentine in Pediatric Dentistry: A Review of LiteratureSulaiman Mohamed Allazzam1, Najlaa Mohamed Alamoudi2 and Omar Abd El Sadek El Meligy2*
- *Corresponding Author:
- Omar Abd El Sadek El Meligy
Professor of Pediatric Dentistry
Faculty of Dentistry, King Abdulaziz University
P.O.Box: 80209, City: Jeddah 21589
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: May 23, 2015; Accepted Date: June 04, 2015; Published Date: June 11, 2015
Citation: Sulaiman Mohamed Allazzam, Najlaa Mohamed Alamoudi, Omar Abd El Sadek El Meligy (2015) Clinical Applications of Biodentine in Pediatric Dentistry: A Review of Literature. J Oral Hyg Health 3:179. doi: 10.4172/2332-0702.1000179
Copyright: © 2015 Sulaiman MA, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Biodentine is a calcium-silicate based material that has drawn attention in recent years and has been advocated to be used in various clinical applications, such as root perforations, apexification, resorptions, retrograde fillings, pulp capping procedures, and dentin replacement. There has been considerable research performed on this material since it’s launching; however, there is scarce number of review articles that collates information and data obtained from these studies. The purpose of this article was to review the clinical applications and advantages of biodentine in the pediatric dental practice. Electronic search of English scientific papers from 1992 to 2015 was accomplished using Pub Med search engine. The following search terms used were clinical applications, biodentine, pediatric dentistry, children, advantages, dentin substitute, pulp therapy, root filling, and tooth repair. Due to its major advantages and unique features as well as its ability to overcome the disadvantages of other materials, biodentine has great potential to revolutionize the different aspects of managing both primary and permanent in endodontics as well as operative dentistry.