Dental predictors of high caries increment in children.

  title={Dental predictors of high caries increment in children.},
  author={Marcel Steiner and Ulrich Helfenstein and Thomas M. Marthaler},
  journal={Journal of dental research},
  volume={71 12},
A comprehensive set of dental variables was investigated to find the "best" combination of predictors for high caries increment in 7/8-year-old and 10/11-year-old children. Four populations with widely different caries prevalence were studied. Logistic regression analysis supplied multiple-input models by stepwise selection of predictors. A "low number of sound primary molars" was the best and most consistent predictor of high caries increment. The second best predictors were "high numbers of… CONTINUE READING

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