The impact of recent changes in the epidemiology of dental caries on guidelines for the use of dental sealants.

@article{Brown1995TheIO,
  title={The impact of recent changes in the epidemiology of dental caries on guidelines for the use of dental sealants.},
  author={L. Jackson Brown and Robert H Selwitz},
  journal={Journal of public health dentistry},
  year={1995},
  volume={55 5 Spec No},
  pages={274-91}
}
This paper reviews recent changes in the epidemiology of dental caries and assesses their potential impact on the diagnosis and management of the disease and the planning and operation of sealant programs. These changes, such as the decline in caries and slowing of the rate of progression of the disease, have important implications for diagnosing and treating incipient lesions, predicting caries risk, and conducting effective disease preventive programs. Traditional paradigms for restoring… CONTINUE READING