Changing paradigms in concepts on dental caries: consequences for oral health care.

@article{Fejerskov2004ChangingPI,
  title={Changing paradigms in concepts on dental caries: consequences for oral health care.},
  author={Ole Fejerskov},
  journal={Caries research},
  year={2004},
  volume={38 3},
  pages={182-91}
}
Kuhn proposed in his Structure of Scientific Revolutions (1962) that the theoretical framework of a science (paradigm) determines how each generation of researchers construes a causal sequence. Paradigm change is infrequent and revolutionary; thereafter previous knowledge and ideas become partially redundant. This paper discusses two paradigms central to cariology. The first concerns the most successful caries-preventive agent: fluoride. When it was thought that fluoride had to be present… CONTINUE READING
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