Researching ART and glass-ionomers over the last two decades was necessary to understand the potential and limits of the individual components and their combination. Introduction of ART into oral health care service systems appears logical and justified, considering the positive evidence of the ART restorations, sealants, effects on patients and materials and methods.
Succesful ART implementation
In order to enable successful implementation of ART, various aspects of the local oral health system have to be known. To name a few: Availability of oral health personnel, the countries' health system and legislative system, local customs and attitudes, local infrastructure, the available budget and the potential to make required instruments and materials available when needed.
Use of ART in high-income countries ART is used to various degrees in various high income countries, mainly to treat children <more>
Use of ART in low- and middle-income countries
Many dental practitioners in many low-and middle-income countries all over the world are using ART. Examples from ART implementation in Cambodia, Mexico, Tanzania and South Africa can be found through the links below.