Caswell A Evans

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BACKGROUND This article presents evidence-based clinical recommendations developed by a panel convened by the American Dental Association Council on Scientific Affairs. This report addresses the potential benefits and potential risks of screening for oral squamous cell carcinomas and the use of adjunctive screening aids to visualize and detect potentially(More)
This report presents the results of systematic reviews of effectiveness, applicability, other positive and negative effects, economic evaluations, and barriers to use of selected population-based interventions intended to prevent or control dental caries, oral and pharyngeal cancers, and sports-related craniofacial injuries. The related systematic reviews(More)
A randomized controlled trial was carried out to measure the cost-effectiveness of realtime teledermatology compared with conventional outpatient dermatology care for patients from urban and rural areas. One urban and one rural health centre were linked to a regional hospital in Northern Ireland by ISDN at 128 kbit/s. Over two years, 274 patients required a(More)
BACKGROUND AND OVERVIEW The release this year of "Oral Health in America: A Report of the Surgeon General"--the first such report on this topic in U.S. history--gives national visibility to the scope and breadth of oral health and disease in America. The report emphasizes oral health's inextricable link to general health and well-being. Although the country(More)
UNLABELLED This study describes the proportion and volume of work undertaken in primary dental care that could be delegated to hygienists and therapists. METHODS Data on treatment provision, both NHS and private, over one course of treatment for 850 consecutively attending patients at 17 dental practices, selected to be representative of a range of(More)
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH): cariostatic agents, community dentistry, community health planning, community health services, decision making, dental caries, evidencebased medicine, facial injuries, fluoridation, intervention studies, meta-analysis, mouth protectors, oral health, pharyngeal neoplasms, pit and fissure sealants, practice guidelines,(More)
Oral health encompasses dentistry and is broader in concept. Dentistry alone appears insufficient to ensure oral health for the population at large. Troubling disparities in oral health status and access to care have been documented. The segment of the population that has little or no access to care is growing; aging baby-boomers are adding to this problem.(More)
As a recipient of the Robert Wood Johnson's Pipeline, Profession, and Practice: Community-Based Dental Education grant, the Extramural Education Program (EEP) at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry was charged with developing partnerships with community-based oral health programs throughout Illinois. These programs are to be used for(More)
A panel of academicians was formed to develop an educational plan for dental therapists. The panel met over a 14-month period of time (2010-2011). The panel interviewed leadership from dental therapy educational programs in New Zealand, Canada, Alaska, and the University of Minnesota. The panel was structured into three subcommittees--principles,(More)