Prevalence and treatment costs of infant caries in Northern California.

  title={Prevalence and treatment costs of infant caries in Northern California.},
  author={Francisco Ramos-Gomez and G F Huang and C M Masouredis and Raymond L Braham},
  journal={ASDC journal of dentistry for children},
  volume={63 2},
To determine the prevalence of infant caries in low-socioeconomic-status children and to analyze the costs of their treatment, we retrospectively evaluated 357 children, ages eight months to seven years, who were treated during 1992 at a university-associated medical center in Northern California. Infant caries was diagnosed by several different standards, and prevalence varied according to the diagnostic criteria employed: 27 percent by the presence of any labiolingual lesion on the maxillary… CONTINUE READING

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