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Welcome to the NIHR HTA FiCTION Trial - Filling Children's Teeth: Indicated or Not? Website

The FiCTION study aims to explore the clinical and cost effectiveness of filling decay in children's primary (baby) teeth.  The study will compare three different ways that dentists can look after decayed teeth to find out which works best.  These methods are already used by dentists but no one has done a study to find out which one of them is best for children. The trial protocol can be found here.

The research for the FiCTION study is being led from the University of Dundee in collaboration with the Universities of Cardiff, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Newcastle (including NCTU) and Sheffield, and through recruitment of dental practices across the UK.  You can find out more about the CIs and Who's Who in  FiCTION.

A list of dental practices taking part in the study can be found by clicking on the individual region, LondonNorth EastScotlandWales and Yorkshire

Click on the NIHR logo below for a summary of the FiCTION Study on the NIHR website.


This project has been funded by the NIHR Health Technology Assessment programme (project number 07/44/03) The views and opinions expressed therein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the HTA programme, NIHR, NHS or the Department of Health.

Professor Jimmy Steele (1962-2017)
Previous Head of School of Dental Sciences at Newcastle University explained the importance of Fiction.

Dentist Jen Owen tells us why she supports FiCTION. Read more......


On this website you will find information about the FiCTION study.  If you are interested in finding out more about FiCTION or taking part in the study, please get in touch with us