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The authors present data describing the level and extent of the general public's knowledge of oral diseases and their prevention. They discuss data from the 1990 National Health Interview Survey's Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Supplement in the context of national oral health objectives. They focus on demographic and socioeconomic differences seen(More)
A ten-year longitudinal study of 63 girls from divorced middle-class families examines patterns of adjustment and family relationships over time. Course of adjustment and outcomes are linked to age, the mother-daughter relationship, and household organization. Delayed effects are observed among young adult women forming their own relationships, influenced(More)
This report describes the prevalence of edentulism, problems associated with use of dentures, and reported use of fluoride products in the civilian noninstitutionalized population of the United States. The statistics reported are based on a sample of 105,182 people about whom information was collected using the 1983 Dental Care Supplement to the National(More)
On April 10, 1991 a workshop examining historic and contemporary research on fluoride exposure and bone health in lmmans was held at the National Institutes of Health. The session was co-sponsored by the National Institute ~of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases and the National Institute of Dental Research. It was stimulated by recent(More)
Despite evidence indicating dental sealants to be effective in preventing caries on the pit and fissure surfaces of teeth, only 8 percent of school-aged US children had received sealants as of 1986-87. While many rationales have been suggested and scientifically answered for this low level of utilization, issues of cost and cost effectiveness remain(More)
Two objectives for the nation for 1990 set goals related to the need for schoolchildren and adults to understand the causes of oral diseases and methods of prevention. Five questions related to these objectives were included in the 1985 National Health Interview Survey. Survey responses of adults ages 18 years and older indicated that while the public is(More)
In response to recent concern and research findings about dental amalgam, the U.S. Public Health Service conducted a comprehensive scientific review of its benefits and risks. This review would serve as a basis for re-examining federal policy on the use of dental amalgam as a restorative material. This article summarizes the principal findings, conclusions(More)
Early childhood caries (ECC) is among the most prevalent health problems of low-income infants and toddlers, yet little attention and few resources have been allocated to understanding this disease. Since dental caries in infants and toddlers cannot be exclusively ascribed to feeding practices, other concepts regarding its etiology and prevention need to be(More)
  • S B Corbin
  • 1994
An emerging and increasingly complex array of environmental health concerns face dental practitioners in both the private and public sectors. These concerns are challenging and possibly threatening the traditionally inviolable dentist-patient relationship. Regulatory bodies, health risk experts, attorneys, and enthusiastic media are inserting themselves(More)