Dental caries recurrence following clinical treatment for severe early childhood caries.

@article{Berkowitz2011DentalCR,
  title={Dental caries recurrence following clinical treatment for severe early childhood caries.},
  author={Robert J Berkowitz and Alvin Amante and Dorota T. Kopycka-Kedzierawski and Ronald J. Billings and Changyong Feng},
  journal={Pediatric dentistry},
  year={2011},
  volume={33 7},
  pages={510-4}
}
PURPOSE To determine the relapse rate within one year for a cohort of children treated for severe early childhood caries (S-ECC). METHODS In an earlier report, we assessed the suppressive effect of 10 percent povidone-iodine and the elimination of active caries on salivary mutans streptococci (MS) populations in 77 children with S-ECC; 49 children returned for a 6-month recall exam that occurred 5 to 12 months post dental surgery. Relapse declaration required at least one caries lesion… CONTINUE READING