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Table 2 Caries arrestment—12% SDF versus 38% SDF

From: Effectiveness of two concentrations 12% versus 38% of silver diamine fluoride in arresting cavitated dentin caries among children: a systematic review

% 12% SDF 38% SDF
Study ID Yee et al. [16] Fung et al. [17, 18]* Yee et al. [16] Fung et al. [17, 18]*
Application frequency One at baseline for 2 min At baseline and every 12 months At baseline and every 6 months One at baseline for 2 min At baseline and every 12 months At baseline and every 6 months
Follow-up examinations 6 months 2.3 (0.2) 337/1051 (32.1) 346/1072 (32.3) 4.2 (0.3) 471/1073 (43.9) 449/1024 (43.8)
12 months 1.7 (0.3) 409/1007 (40.6) 502/1046 (48.0) 3.4 (0.3) 540/1041 (51.9) 618/987 (62.6)
18 months   487/976 (49.9) 566/1028 (55.1)   649/1019 (63.7) 701/953 (73.6)
24 months 1.5 (0.3) 504/937 (53.8) 591/999 (59.2) 2.1 (0.3) 620/971 (63.9) 698/912 (76.5)
30 months   512/927 (55.2) 578/987 (58.6)   650/971 (66.9) 685/905 (75.7)
  2.59 (2.94) 2.85 (2.91)   3.20 (3.71) 3.49 (3.27)
  1. *Fung et al.: Two publication reports with different follow-up [first 2016 (6, 12, and 18 months follow-up); second 2018 (24 and 30 months follow-up)]
  2. Outcome measurement units: mean (SD) numbers, caries arrest rate n/N (%)