James T Rule

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The purpose of this double blind clinical trial was to determine the anticaries activity of a dentifrice containing 0.78% sodium monofluorophosphate in a silica gel abrasive base compared with a placebo under conditions of supervised brushing. 1154 schoolchildren, ages 9-12, were recruited in a non-fluoridated semi-rural area of northeastern Connecticut.(More)
The standard ethical arguments that prescribe dentistry's involvement in improving access to oral health care are based on the ethical principle of social justice. The authors underwrite this principle but argue that, as with other ethical principles, this principle alone will fail to have a practical impact. The authors show that the issue of access is a(More)
Since 1966, Dr Jerry Lowney has practiced orthodontics in Norwich, Connecticut, where he has been active in both community and professional organizations, including the University of Connecticut Board of Trustees and the Board of Governors for Higher Education. Since his first volunteer trip to Haiti in the mid-1980s, during which he provided dental(More)
  • James T Rule
  • 2010
Dentistry, like all professions, has always had ethical problems to contend with, including societal trust, flagrant advertising, commercialism, and access to care. Although the profession's interest and expertise in ethics has grown enormously in the last three decades, the issues facing dentistry have not really decreased, and perhaps have grown more(More)
More than 100,000 clinical caries trials were simulated utilizing the negative binomial distribution on a UNIVAC 1100 computer. In each trial, the raw data and logarithmic transformed data were analyzed using a standard t test analysis. The results were summarized as estimates of the power functions for each case. In almost all cases, the transformed data(More)