Classical and Modern Methods in Caries Epidemiology

  title={Classical and Modern Methods in Caries Epidemiology},
  author={Markku Larmas and Hannu V{\"a}h{\"a}nikkil{\"a} and Kaja Leskinen and Jari P{\"a}kkil{\"a}},
In epidemiological research the focus is on the occurrence, causes, and modifying factors of diseases and thereby their prevention. During the last decades, the epidemiology of dental caries has not dealt with the prevalence of the disease, but is measuring the past and present caries experience in terms of past and present treatment need, which does not follow the practices in epidemiology. Therefore it would be important that dental research returns the rules of (medical) epidemiology. The… CONTINUE READING