Risk Indicators and Risk Predictors of Dental Caries in Schoolchildren

  title={Risk Indicators and Risk Predictors of Dental Caries in Schoolchildren},
  author={Elaine Pereira da Silva Tagliaferro and Gl{\'a}ucia Maria Bovi Ambrosano and Marcelo de Castro Meneghim and Antonio Carlos Pereira},
  booktitle={Journal of applied oral science : revista FOB},
The purpose of this study was to identify risk indicators of high caries level at baseline (HCLB) based on cross-sectional data and predictors of high caries increment (HCI) based on a 7-year-follow-up examination in 6-8-year-old schoolchildren. Two hundred and six schoolchildren were examined in 1997 and in 2004 by the same two calibrated dentists, in Piracicaba, Brazil. At baseline, dental caries, presence of sealants, fluorosis, and oral hygiene status were recorded. The children's parents… CONTINUE READING
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