SCRIPT (Selective Caries Removal In Posterior Teeth) is a pragmatic, primary dental care, multi-centre, single-masked, two-arm patient randomised controlled trial including an internal pilot, comparing the clinical and cost-effectiveness of Selective Caries Removal (SCR) with Complete Caries Removal (CCR) in permanent posterior teeth in participants aged 12 years and older.

SCRIPT is sponsored by the University of Dundee and is being co-run by HSRU and Dundee dental school.

For more information, please see the SCRIPT study website



Ongoing - In Follow Up


Clarkson, J.E., Ramsay, C.R., Ricketts, D. et al. Selective Caries Removal in Permanent Teeth (SCRiPT) for the treatment of deep carious lesions: a randomised controlled clinical trial in primary care. BMC Oral Health 21, 336 (2021).