The effects of school dental care. Treatment provided at the South Australian School of Dental Therapy

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A total of 712 children aged six, eight, 10 and 12 years were selected at random from those presenting for initial care at the School of Dental Therapy during 1968 and 1969. These subjects were compared with a random sample of patients reporting for care during 1971, and 1972 after matching by race, age, sex and school. Comparisions indicate an 80 per cent reduction in teeth with untreated decay. There is inconclusive evidence that decay rates have decreased and oral hygiene and gingival health improved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-29
Number of pages7
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished or Issued - 1976
Externally publishedYes

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