The SYSTEM initiative
University of the Witwatersrand
Systematic Review initiative for Evidence-based Minimum Intervention in Dentistry
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Research Output

1. Refereed articles in academic journals

1.1. Systematic reviews

Mickenautsch S, Yengopal V. Caries-Preventive Effect of High-Viscosity Glass Ionomer and Resin-Based Fissure Sealants on Permanent Teeth: A Systematic Review of Clinical Trials.PLoS One 2016;11:e0146512.

Mickenautsch S, Yengopal V. Failure Rate of Direct High-Viscosity Glass-Ionomer Versus Hybrid Resin Composite Restorations in Posterior Permanent Teeth - a Systematic Review.Open Dent J 2015; 9: 438-48.

Mickenautsch S, Yengopal V. Validity of sealant retention as surrogate for caries prevention - a systematic review. PLOS One 2013; 8: e77103.

Yengopal V, Mickenautsch S. Chlorhexidine for the prevention of alveolar osteitis: A systematic review. Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2012; 62: 6-20.

Mickenautsch S, Yengopal V. Effect of xylitol versus sorbitol - a quantitative systematic review of clinical trials. Int Dent J 2012; 62: 175-88.

Mickenautsch S, Yengopal V. Anticariogenic effect of xylitol versus fluoride - a quantitative systematic review of clinical trials. Int Dent J 2012; 62: 6-20.

Mickenautsch S, Yengopal V, Banerjee A. Retention of orthodontic brackets bonded with resin-modified GIC versus composite resin adhesives - a quantitative systematic review of clinical trials. Clin Oral Investig 2012; 16: 1-14.

Yengopal V, Mickenautsch S. Caries-preventive effect of resin-modified glass-ionomer cement (RM-GIC) versus composite resin - a quantitative systematic review. Eur Arch Paediatr Dent 2011; 12: 5-14.

Mickenautsch S, Yengopal V, Banerjee A. Atraumatic restorative treatment versus amalgam restoration longevity: a systematic review. Clin Oral Investig 2010; 14: 233-40.

Mickenautsch S, Tyas MJ, Yengopal V, Oliveira LB, Bönecker M. Absence of carious lesions at margins of glass-ionomer cement (GIC) and resin-modified GIC restorations: a systematic review. Eur J Prosthodont Rest Dent 2010; 18: 139-45.

Mickenautsch S, Yengopal V. Demineralization of hard tooth tissue adjacent to resin-modified glass-ionomers and composite resins:  a quantitative systematic review. J Oral Sci 2010; 52: 347-57.

Mickenautsch S, Yengopal V, Banerjee A. Pulp response to resin-modified glass ionomer and calcium hydroxide cements in deep cavities: a quantitative systematic review. Dent Mater 2010; 26: 761-70.

Yengopal V, Mickenautsch S. Resin-modified glass-ionomer cements versus resin-based materials as fissure sealants" a meta-analysis of clinical trials. Eur Arch Paediatr Dent 2010; 11: 18-25.

Yengopal V, Chikte UM, Mickenautsch S, Oliveira LB, Bhayat A. Salt fluoridation: a meta-analysis of its efficacy for caries prevention. S Afr Dent J 2010; 6: 60-4, 66-7.

Yengopal V, Mickenautsch S, Bezerra AC, Leal SC. Caries-preventive effect of glass ionomer and resin-based fissure sealants on permanent teeth - a meta analysis. J Oral Sci 2009; 51: 373-82.

Yengopal V, Mickenautsch S. Caries preventive effect of casein phosphopeptide-amorphous calcium phosphate (CPP-ACP): a meta-analysis. Acta Odontol Scand 2009; 67: 321-32.

Mickenautsch S, Yengopal V, Leal SC, Oliveira LB, Bezerra AC, Bönecker M. Absence of carious lesions at margins of glass-ionomer and amalgam restorations: A meta-analysis. Eur J Paediatr Dent 2009; 10: 41-6.

Yengopal V, Harneker SY, Patel N, Siegfried N.Dental fillings for the treatment of caries in the primary dentition. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2009; CD004483.

Mickenautsch S, Leal SC, Yengopal V, Bezerra AC, Cruvinel V. Sugar-free chewing gum and dental caries - a systematic review. J Appl Oral Sci 2007; 15: 83-8.

 

1.2. Articles concerning clinical application of systematic review evidence

Mickenautsch S. Glass-ionomer cements are not suitable for placing permanent posterior restorations - or are they? S Afr Dent J 2013; 68: 468-70.

Oliveira LB, Mickenautsch S, Yengopal V, Bezerra ACB, Leal SC, Bönecker M. Conhecimento atual sobre a longevidade de selantes ionoméricos. Rev Brasil Pesqu  Saúde 2009; 11: 52-58.

 
1.3. Overviews of systematic reviews

Mickenautsch S. High-viscosity glass-ionomer cements for direct posterior tooth restorations in permanent teeth: The evidence in brief. J Dent 2016; 55:121-123.

Mickenautsch S. Are high-viscosity glass-ionomer cements inferior to silver amalgam as restorative materials for permanent posterior teeth? A Bayesian analysis. BMC Oral Health 2015;15:118.

Mickenautsch S. Research gaps identified during systematic reviews of clinical trials: Glass-ionomer cements. BMC Oral Health 2012; 12: 18.

Mickenautsch S. How well are GIC product labels related to current systematic review evidence? Dent Update 2011; 38: 634-44.

Mickenautsch S, Yengopal V. Extent and quality of systematic review evidence related to minimum intervention in dentistry: Essential oils, Powered toothbrushes, Triclosan, Xylitol. Int Dent J 2011; 61: 179-92.

Mickenautsch S, Mount GJ, Yengopal V. Therapeutic effect of glass-ionomers: overview of evidence. Austr Dent J 2010; 56: 10-15.

Yengopal V. Essential oils and oral malodour. S Afr Dent J 2004; 59: 204-6.

Yengopal V. Essential oils for caries prevention: A viable option? S Afr Dent J 2004; 59: 337-40.

Yengopal V. Essential oils: some lesser known uses and properties for improved oral health. S Afr Dent J 2004; 59: 381-4.

Yengopal V. The use of essential oil mouthwashes as pre procedural rinses for infection control. S Afr Dent J  2004; 59: 247-50.

Yengopal V. Essential oils for implant maintenance: an evidence based appraisal. S Afr Dent J  2004; 59: 296-8.


1.4. Articles concerning the basis of MI and evidence-based scrutiny

Mickenautsch S, Yengopal V. Reports of uncontrolled clinical trials for directly placed restorations in vital teeth. Braz Oral Res 2017; 31: e48.

Mickenautsch S. The logic behind the use of fissure sealant retention as a proxy outcome measure for dental caries prevention. J Oral Sci.
2017;59(2):263-272.

Mickenautsch S, Yengopal V. Do Laboratory Results Concerning High-Viscosity Glass-Ionomers versus Amalgam for Tooth Restorations Indicate Similar Effect Direction and Magnitude than that of Controlled Clinical Trials? - A Meta- Epidemiological Study. PLOS One 2015; 10: e0132246.

Mickenautsch S, Fu B, Gudehithlu S, Berger VW. Accuracy of the Berger-Exner test for detecting third-order selection bias in randomised controlled trials: a simulation-based investigation.
BMC Med Res Methodol
2014; 14: 114.

Mickenautsch S, Yengopal V. Direct contra naïve-indirect comparison of clinical failure rates between high-viscosity GIC and conventional amalgam restorations. An empirical study. PLOS One 2013; 8: e78397.

Mickenautsch S, Yengopal V. The modified Ottawa method to establish the update need of a systematic review: Glass-ionomer versus resin sealants for caries prevention. J Appl Oral Sci 2013; 21: 482-9.

Mickenautsch S, Yengopal V. Retention loss of resin based fissure sealants - a valid predictor for clinical outcome? Open Dent J 2013; 7: 102-8.

Mickenautsch S. Coherence of evidence from systematic reviews as a basis for evidence strength - a case study in support of an epistemological proposition. BMC Res Notes 2012; 5: 26.

Mickenautsch S. Systematic reviews, systematic error and the acquisition of clinical knowledge. BMC Med Res Methodol 2010; 10: 53.

Mickenautsch S. Adopting minimum intervention in dentistry: Diffusion, bias and the role of scientific evidence. Int Dent S Afr 2009; 11: 16-26.

Mickenautsch S. An Introduction to Minimum Intervention Dentistry (MI). Singapore Dent J 2005; 27:1-6.

Yengopal V, Owen CP. Evidence-based Dentistry in South Africa: Part 1: Background and the need for a South African Initiative. S Afr Dent J 2005; 60: 246-7.

Mickenautsch S, Rudolph MJ. Minimal intervention dentistry (MI) for South Africa. S Afr Dent J 2004; 59: 327-9.

Yengopal V. First South African Workshop on Evidence-based Oral Health care. Response to query on EBD. S Afr Dent J 2004; 59: 356.

Mickenautsch S, Yengopal V. Reply to commentary: Poor quality evidence suggests that failure rates for atraumatic restorative treatment and conventional amalgam are similar. Evid Based Dent 2012; 13: 93-4.

 
1.5. Systematic review updates

Mickenautsch S, Yengopal V. Failure rate of high-viscosity GIC based ART compared to that of conventional amalgam restorations - evidence from a systematic review update. S Afr Dent J 2012; 67: 329-31.

Mickenautsch S, Yengopal V. Absence of carious lesions at margins of glass-ionomer cement and amalgam restorations: An update of systematic review evidence. BMC Res Notes 2011; 4: 58.

Mickenautsch S, Yengopal V. Caries-preventive effect of glass ionomer and resin-based fissure sealants on permanent teeth: An update of systematic review evidence. BMC Res Notes 2011; 4: 22.
 

1.6. Letters to the editor

Mickenautsch S. Composites-The Best Choice for Load-Bearing Cavitated Lesions in Permanent Teeth? J Dent Res 2016; 95:1073.

Mickenautsch S, Yengopal V. Complete clinical retention of sealant materials should not be contemplated as cut-off for clinical success. Braz Oral Res 2016;30. pii: S1806-83242016000100501.

Berger VW, Mickenautsch S. On the need for objective measures of risk of bias. Contemp Clin Trials 2015; 41: 202-3.

Mickenautsch S. Dental materials--what goes where? A reply to the current status of glass ionomers. Dent Update 2014; 41: 373-4.

Mickenautsch S. Glass-ionomer cements are not suitable for placing permanent posterior restorations--or are they? S Afr Dent J 2013; 68:468, 470.























2. SYSTEM preliminary research notes

Mickenautsch S. SYSTEM Research note on: How should competing clinical interventions be compared in dentistry? - A simulation-based investigation. J Minim Interv Dent  2013; 6: 73-80.

Mickenautsch S. SYSTEM Research note on: Observed differences between dichotomous outcome measures. J Minim Interv Dent 2012; 5: 373 - 6.    

Mickenautsch S. SYSTEM Research note on: Initial observations of diagnostic accuracy concerning quantitative testing for selection bias in RCTs - II. J Minim Interv Dent 2012; 5: 368 - 72.  

                        
Mickenautsch S. SYSTEM Research note on: An attempt to quantify degrees of beliefs concerning the precision and internal validity of systematic reviews. J Minim Interv Dent 2012; 5: 345-54.

Mickenautsch S. SYSTEM Research note on: Using formal logic for illustrating coherence of systematic review evidence. J Minim Interv Dent 2012; 5: 332-44.

Mickenautsch S. SYSTEM Research note on: Initial observations of diagnostic accuracy concerning quantitative testing for selection bias in RCTs. J Minim Interv Dent 2012; 5: 126 - 85.

Mickenautsch S. SYSTEM Research note on: A simulation method to test for potential accuracy of a selection bias test for RCTs. J Minim Interv Dent 2012; 5: 58 - 62.

Mickenautsch S. SYSTEM Research note on: Assessing attrition bias risk. J Minim Interv Dent 2012; 5: 23 - 28.

Mickenautsch S. SYSTEM Research note on: Assessing publication bias. J Minim Interv Dent 2012; 5: 4 - 6.   

Mickenautsch S. SYSTEM Research note on: Recognizing statistical in-between-trials heterogeneity. J Minim Interv Dent 2012; 5: 1 - 3.  

Mickenautsch S. SYSTEM Research note on: the association of lack of adequate allocation concealment with effect-size overestimation. J Minim Interv Dent  2013; 6: 1-14.

Mickenautsch S, Yengopal V. SYSTEM Research note on: the modified Ottawa method for updating systematic reviews. J Minim Interv Dent  2013; 6: 15-29.


3. Abstracts in scientific journals

Leal SC, Mickenautsch S, Bezerra AC, Toledo OA, Figueireda MC. O principio da odontologia de minima interventcao e sua repercussao para o ensino odontologico. [The Concept Of Minimal Intervention Dentistry In Dental Education] (In Portuguese). Braz Oral Res 2005; 19: 25 - PE033.

 
4. Books for the specialist

Mickenautsch S, Yengopal V, Bönecker M, Leal SC, Bezerra ACB, Oliveira LB. Minimum Intervention (MI): A New Approach In Dentistry - Evidence-Based Compendium. (eBook). 2nd and 3rd Edition, Midentistry  - Johannesburg. 2007, ISBN: 0-620-34080-0.  - Chinese Translation.     2007 and 2008

Leal SC, Mickenautsch S. How to apply evidence-based minimum intervention  (MI) in the dental practice a 'patient-based learning' guide. (eBook).  Midentistry - Johannesburg, 2006.  ISBN: 0-620-36319-3.

Mickenautsch S, Yengopal V, Bönecker M, Leal SC, ACB Bezerra ACB, Oliveira LB. Minimum Intervention (MI): A New Approach In Dentistry - Evidence-Based  Compendium. (eBook). 1st Edition, Midentistry  - Johannesburg, 2006.  ISBN: 0-620-34080-0. -  German Translation.       2006, ISBN: 0-620-36650-8. - Portuguese Translation. 2006, ISBN: 0-620-36814-4.

 
5. Conference presentations

Mickenautsch S, Yengopal V, Bönecker M, Leal SC, Bezerra AC, Oliveira LB. Evidence base of caries management by risk assessment (CAMBRA). FDI Annual World Dental Congress, 24 -27 Oct 2007, (Dubai) United Arab Emirates.

Oliveira LB, Raggio DP, Nemutandani S, Yengopal V, Mickenautsch S, Bönecker M. Desempenho de restaurações realizadas pelo tratamento restaurador atraumático (ART): revisão sistemática da literatura. [ART vs amalgam restorations - a systematic review (in Portuguese)]. 23rd SBPqO (IADR) Brazil, 04. - 06.Sep 2006 (Sao Paulo) Brazil.

Mickenautsch S, Leal SC, Yengopal V, Bezerra AC, Peruchi C, Malele Y. Dental chewing gum and caries - a systematic review. Poster presentation. - 3rd International Association for Dental Research (IADR) Pan European Federation Congress, 13. - 16 Sep 2006 (Dublin) Ireland.

Leal SC, Mickenautsch S, Yengopal V, Bezerra AC, Peruchi C, Malele Y. Salivary flow and caries - a systematic review. Poster presentation. - 3rd IADR Pan European Federation Congress, 13. - 16 Sep 2006 (Dublin) Ireland.

Nemutandani S, Mickenautsch S, Yengopal V, Oliveira LB, Imparato JC. Patient comfort after chemo-mechanical caries removal - a systematic review. Poster presentation. - Scientific congress IADR, 06. - 07 Sep 2006 (Pretoria) South Africa.

Yengopal V, Mickenautsch S, Leal SC, Bezerra AC, Cruvinel V. Casein phosphopeptide-amorphous calcium phosphate (CPP-ACP) - a systematic review. Poster presentation.  Scientific congress IADR, 06. - 07. Sep 2006 (Pretoria) South Africa

Bezerra AC, Mickenautsch S, Yengopal V, Leal S, Mtetwa R, Cruvinel V. Glass ionomer based fissure sealants - a systematic review. Poster presentation. - 84th general session & exhibition of the IADR / 1st meeting of the Pan-Asian-Pacific federation - IADR, 28. June - 01. July 2006 (Brisbane) Australia.

Mickenautsch S. Evidence based minimum intervention (MI) in dentistry. Oral presentation. Symposium on minimum intervention dentistry, Faculty of dentistry, Obafemi Awolowo University (Ile-Ife) Nigeria, 04. - 05.  April 2006.