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Prevention: Dental Caries


This study was performed by the RTI-University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (RTI-UNC) Evidence-based Practice Center under contract to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Contract No 290-97-0011, Task Order No. 3, Rockville MD.

We acknowledge the assistance of: Charles J. Homer, M.D., M.P.H., and Tracy Orleans, Ph.D., two Task Force members who served as liaisons for this topic; David Atkins, M.D., M.P.H., Director of the AHRQ Clinical Prevention Program and Jean Slutsky, P.A., M.S.P.H., Task Order Officer for the USPSTF contract; and our colleagues Russell Harris, M.D., M.P.H., and Audrina Bunton, B.A., of the UNC Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, and Sonya Sutton, B.S.P.H., and Loraine Monroe of RTI International.

This article is based on a more comprehensive systematic evidence review, which is available online at http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org.

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Author Affiliations

[a] Department of Operative Dentistry, School of Dentistry and Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC.
[b] Department of Health Policy and Administration, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC.
[c] RTI International, Research Triangle Park, and Department of Health Policy and Administration, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC.
[d] Tri-County Family Medicine, Cohocton, NY.

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This document is in the public domain within the United States.

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Source: Bader JD, Rozier G, Lohr KN, Frame PS. Physicians' roles in preventing dental caries in preschool children. A summary of the evidence for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. AJPM 2004;26(3):315-25.

The USPSTF recommendation based on this evidence review is online and in the Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, Third Edition: Periodic Updates.

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Current as of April 2004

Internet Citation:

Bader JD, Rozier G, Lohr KN, Frame PS. Physicians' Roles in Preventing Dental Caries in Preschool Children. A summary of the evidence for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. April 2004. Originally in AJPM 2004;26(3):315-25. http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/3rduspstf/dentalchild/dentchsum.htm


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