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Dental screening by PCPs reduce oral health disparities among children

Dental screening by PCPs reduce oral health disparities among children
October 22, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO — Identifying children at high risk for dental caries in a primary health care setting prevents the development of caries in early childhood, while creating more accessible and cost-effective oral health care, according to data presented at the 2016 AAP National Conference and Exhibition.

“Because children have multiple well-child pediatric visits in the early years of life, many lower socioeconomic status and minority children have much greater access to medical care than to dental care,” Margherita R. Fontana, DDS, PhD, of the department of cariology, restorative sciences and endodontics at University of Michigan’s School of Dentistry, told Infectious Diseases in Children.

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