Describe the treatment for the various smooth surface carious lesion using previous restorative philosophies.

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-In the U.S. tradition was to restore dental caries when it reaches the D.E. junction or slightly into dentin.
-Internationally this is considered as radical treatment. It has been recommend that a restoration should be placed only after penetration of 60% into dentin.
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( Pitts N, Lond FR. Current methods and criteria for caries diagnosis in Europe. J Dent Educ 1993;57 (6):409-14.)

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