Newcastle Clinical Trials Unit



Filling Children’s Teeth: Indicated or Not? 

  • Study stage: Closed
  • Sponsor:  University of Dundee
  • Funder:  NIHR HTA
  • Therapeutic area: Oral
  • Type of study:  Clinical Intervention


Compare these three treatment strategies, when applied over a period of up to three years to 3-7 year old children with caries in primary teeth, with respect to the clinical outcomes of incidence and number of episodes of dental pain and dental sepsis.

Primary Outcome:

Either pain or sepsis related to dental caries.

  • Population: Paediatrics
  • Design: RCT
  • Setting: Primary care (NHS Dental Care)
  • Planned Sample Size: 1113