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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 95-101

Acceptability of Hall’s technique: A review


1 Paediatric Dentistry Unit, School of Dental Sciences, Health Campus, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kubang Kerian, 16150, Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia
2 Biostatics Unit, School of Dental Sciences, Health Campus, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kubang Kerian, 16150, Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia
3 Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology Unit, School of Dental Sciences, Health Campus, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kubang Kerian, 16150, Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia

Correspondence Address:
Aimi Kamarudin
Paediatric Dentistry Unit, School of Dental Sciences, Health Campus, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kubang Kerian, 16150, Kota Bharu, Kelantan.
Malaysia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jioh.jioh_312_19

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Aim: Hall’s technique (HT) has been established as a novel method for managing decayed primary molars. Despite good evidence of its effectiveness, the acceptability of HT among pedodontists, general dental practitioners, and undergraduate students are still noticeably low. The aim of this study was to review the available studies systematically by assessing the acceptability of HT under different experimental populations. Materials and Methods: A search was performed using three databases, Scopus, PubMed, and Google Scholar, published from 2003 to 2018. The keywords used in the search were “HT,” “preformed metal crown,” “acceptability,” and “primary molar.” After the relevant articles were found, the critical appraisal was made to select those that were suitable for the systematic review. The inclusion criteria of the study were surveys, clinical studies, no sample size restrictions, and only English language papers. Any conference abstracts, case reports, and unpublished data were excluded from this study. Results: On the basis of the keywords, 26 relevant articles were found and of those, 11 articles were selected for the systematic review. Conclusion: On the basis of the results of this study, it can be concluded that clinical trial can be an effective tool to assess the usage and acceptability of HT along with the questionnaire. Furthermore, there should be more questions, which can give information regarding the HT in children with special needs. Moreover, the study on the acceptability of HT could be conducted on other populations rather than Europe to evaluate the use rate of HT and its acceptability toward other regions.


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