How effective, how affordable, how feasible, how sustainable and how pertinent is ART? The evidence is growing with over 165 published articles on ART to date.
Many researchers from many countries have investigated different aspects of ART. Salient findings from these studies show that the ART approach using high-viscosity glass-ionomers produces quality sealants and restorations in single-surface cavities in primary and permanent posterior teeth. Not only has the survival of ART sealants and ART restorations using glass-ionomers been investigated: involved methods and various properties of high-viscosity glass-ionomers have also been researched for use in combination with ART. Moreover, studies on the effects od ART implementation on patient satisfaction so far show positive results.