Eugenio D. Beltrán-Aguilar

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OBJECTIVE This report presents national estimates and trends for a variety of oral health status measures for persons aged 2 years and older by sociodemographic and smoking status since the late 1980s in the United States. METHODS Data from the third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III), 1988-1994 and from the NHANES 1999-2004(More)
PROBLEM/CONDITION Dental caries is a common chronic disease that causes pain and disability across all age groups. If left untreated, dental caries can lead to pain and infection, tooth loss, and edentulism (total tooth loss). Dental sealants are effective in preventing dental caries in the occlusal (chewing) and other pitted and fissured surfaces of the(More)
Health is currently recognized as lying in the individual process rooted in genes, personal habits, the social model and the understanding of the ideological standpoint from which it is viewed. The aim of this study was to validate the Early Childhood Oral Health Impact Scale (ECOHIS) for use in Latin American communities, in order to demonstrate its(More)
BACKGROUND This is a review of the clinical use, cariostatic mechanism, efficacy, safety and toxicity of fluoride varnishes. TYPES OF STUDIES REVIEWED The authors reviewed and summarized in vitro, in vivo and in situ studies; clinical trials; demonstration programs; position papers; and editorials published in English in the biomedical literature since(More)
Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2005-2008 More than one in five people had untreated dental caries and 75% had existing dental restorations. Prevalence of untreated dental caries varied significantly by poverty level for all age groups; however, there was little difference in dental restoration prevalence by poverty level for(More)
Dental fluorosis refers to changes in the appearance of tooth enamel that are caused by long-term ingestion of fluoride during the time teeth are forming. Studies conducted in the 1930s showed that the severity of tooth decay was lower and dental fluorosis was higher in areas with more fluoride in the drinking water. In response to these findings, community(More)
The 2003-04 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) was a collaborative effort involving 28 federal funding partners with the National Center for Health Statistics. The collaborators for the 2003-04 NHANES oral health component included the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research and the National Center for Chronic Disease(More)
The prevalence, severity, and distribution pattern of early childhood caries (ECC) among Anguillian children aged 24-71 months are described. The results show that teeth and surfaces affected by caries vary by age, suggesting that age and morphological considerations play a role in the etiological models proposed to explain susceptibility.
BACKGROUND A panel of experts convened by the American Dental Association (ADA) Council on Scientific Affairs presents evidence-based clinical recommendations regarding professionally applied and prescription-strength, home-use topical fluoride agents for caries prevention. These recommendations are an update of the 2006 ADA recommendations regarding(More)
UNLABELLED In 1987, Costa Rica implemented a comprehensive national salt fluoridation programme using sodium fluoride (225-275mg F/kg salt). AIM To describe dental caries prevalence and severity in Costa Rican children in 1999. METHODS Eight calibrated examiners (inter-examiner Kappa = 0.70 or higher) recorded information on dental caries, treatment(More)