Atraumatic restorative treatment (ART) is a minimally invasive method of treatment of dental caries that uses only hand tools. ART was originally developed in Tanzania in the 1980’s as part of an oral health program, created by the need to find a method of teeth preservation in people of all ages from disadvantaged communities, where resources like water, electricity and conventional dental equipment were rarely available.Keywords:
- atraumatic restorative treatment
- glass-ionomer cement
- non-invasive technique.