Journal of Applied Oral Science
Print version ISSN 1678-7757
HOLMGREN, Christopher J. and FRENCKEN, Jo E.. Conclusions from the symposium: Two decades of ART: success through research. J. Appl. Oral Sci. [online]. 2009, vol.17, n.spe, pp. 134-136. ISSN 1678-7757. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1678-77572009000700021.
Two decades of ART research has served as the catalyst for a new way of thinking about oral health care. It is now necessary to build on the success of ART research by educating existing and future oral health professionals and health decision makers about the benefits of the ART approach. It is also important to build upon the sound research base that already exists on ART even though enough is known about ART to consider it is a reliable and quality approach to control caries. While oral health promotion through prevention remains the essential foundation of oral health, the ART approach is an important corner stone in the building of global oral health.
Keywords : Atraumatic Restorative Treatment (ART); Dental caries; Health services research.