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Table 1 Search strategies used in the study

From: Effectiveness, efficiency and adverse effects of using direct or indirect bonding technique in orthodontic patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Database Step Keywords
MEDLINE 1 direct bonding
2 indirect bonding
3 “Dental Bonding/methods”[Mesh]
4 “Orthodontic Brackets”[Mesh]
5 1 or 2 or 3
6 4 and 5
EMBASE 1 direct bonding.mp.
2 indirect bonding.mp.
3 exp dental bonding/
4 exp orthodontic bracket/
5 1 or 2 or 3
6 4 and 5
CENTRAL 1 direct bonding: ti,ab,kw (Word variations have been searched)
2 indirect bonding: ti, ab, kw (Word variations have been searched)
3 MeSH descriptor: [Dental Bonding] explode all trees
4 MeSH descriptor: [Orthodontic Brackets] explode all trees
5 #1 or #2 or #3
6 #4 and #5
Web of Science 1 TS = *direct* bond*
2 TS = orthodonti*
3 TS = bracket*
4 #1 AND #2 AND #3