Adèle Christine Campain

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OBJECTIVE To determine the long-term cost-benefit of a community-wide, publicly-funded dental prevention programme. DESIGN A modelled economic analysis which extrapolated the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness results of a three-year comprehensive preventive dental programme conducted in a single cohort of adolescents in the non-fluoridated towns of(More)
The aim of this 2-year prospective cohort study was to determine whether food-level sugar-starch combinations are predictors of dental caries in a low-risk adolescent population. A total of 645 subjects, aged 12-13 yr at baseline, were recruited from 25 secondary colleges in the north-west region of metropolitan Melbourne, Australia. Examinations to record(More)
Public dental clinics play an important role in delivering dental services to Australian adults on low incomes. Our objective was to compare the accessibility of and client satisfaction with the two main types of public dental service providers in Victoria and with private practice services. Clients attending the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne,(More)
OBJECTIVE This paper utilises a Poisson frailty regression model with clustering to report on the failure rates of sealants placed and repaired during a three-year follow-up school-based comprehensive preventive programme. BASIC RESEARCH DESIGN The programme included annual application/reapplication of light-cured fissure sealants in 210 12-year-old(More)
BACKGROUND Although community water fluoridation has been one of the cornerstone strategies for the prevention and control of dental caries, questions are still raised regarding its cost-effectiveness. This study assessed the impact of changing dental needs on the cost savings from community water fluoridation in Australia. METHODS Net costs were(More)
UNLABELLED There is currently little reliable and quantifiable compliance data reported for preventive trials of oral disease. During a two-year, school-based caries clinical trial of sugar-free chewing gum, strategies to promote compliance with a gum-chewing protocol were implemented and outcomes measured. METHODS Over a 28-month period 2720 subjects,(More)
This paper reports on two studies exploring similarities and contrasts in knowledge, attitudes and opinions on fluorides and fluoridation of two culturally different population groups. The first study compares the attitudes and opinions of parents of primary (elementary) schoolchildren in Melbourne, Australia, and Yokohama, Japan, and the second study(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the efficacy and effectiveness of a primary preventive dental programme. DESIGN A field trial comparing an intervention and control group over three years. The intervention group received a preventive programme which consisted of a weekly fluoride mouthrinse (0.2% neutral NaF), an annual application, replacement or repair of pit and(More)
A primary preventive dental programme targeting adolescents living in non-fluoridated areas of Victoria, Australia was evaluated for a three-year period. The programme comprised annual placement or replacement/repair of fissure sealants combined with a weekly 0.2 per cent sodium fluoride mouthrinse and was evaluated in terms of acceptance by the providers(More)
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