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Introduction This report summarises the activity undertaken by the North West Public Health Observatory (NWPHO) and The Dental Observatory (TDO) in the delivery of the NHS (England) Dental Epidemiology Programme. Firstly it provides information on the development of the NHS (England) Dental Epidemiology Programme since its establishment in 2007, including(More)
BACKGROUND Poor response rates can jeopardise the validity of the findings of epidemiological surveys. The aim of this study was to undertake a randomised controlled trial to determine the effectiveness of different strategies for maximizing parental consent rates for dental health surveys of young children. METHODS The trial took place within the(More)
BACKGROUND Tooth decay is the commonest disease of childhood. We have known for over 90 years that fluoride can prevent tooth decay; it is present in nearly all toothpastes and can be provided in mouthwashes, gels and varnishes. The oldest method of applying fluoride is via the water supply at a concentration of 1 part per million. The two most important(More)
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