MIC has many benefits, especially for patients, as it includes simple treatment options that can reduce anxiety and result in better long-term outcomes. MIC treatments, which are often less expensive, include diagnostic solutions, fluorides, antimicrobials, regeneratives, and therapeutic fillings and sealants. For patients, these options are far more desirable and accessible than expensive and painful needles, drills, and extractions. Minimally invasive options can also help patients (and providers) avoid the cycle of repairs that are often needed with other restorative work.
And MIC can be delivered by others on the care team, including dental hygienists, dental therapists, and dental assistants, which can expand access for patients in rural areas.