Table 4 Cost analysis for different methods of caries removal.

From: Costs and benefits of Papacarie in pediatric dentistry: a randomized clinical trial

Material cost Papacarie® Drill + Papacarie® Drill without Anesthesia Drill with Anesthesia
Cost per patient ($) 0.91 1.37 1.58 2.17
Cost for 336 patients ($) 306.71 460.06 532.43 730.58
Difference for 336 patients ($) 153.36 225.72 423.88
Difference of assisted patients (n) 336 224 194 141
Not assisted patients (n) 112 142 195
Cost savings (%) 33.33 42.39 58.02
Increased efficiency (%) 0.5 0.74 1.38