About the Authors

Steffen Mickenautsch

neem@global.co.za

Affiliation Systematic Review initiative for Evidence-based Minimum Intervention in Dentistry/Department of Community Dentistry, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand - Johannesburg, South Africa

Veerasamy Yengopal

Affiliation Systematic Review initiative for Evidence-based Minimum Intervention in Dentistry/Department of Community Dentistry, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand - Johannesburg, South Africa

Competing Interests

One of the authors (SM) has been actively involved in the promotion, teaching and research of GIC based atraumatic restorative treatment (ART) in the past (from 1998 – 2007). This does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SM. Analyzed the data: SM. Wrote the paper: SM VY.